Inns of Character

  • The Judge's Lodging York

  • The Lister Arms at Malham

    Nestled at the foot of Malham Cove, The Lister Arms, with its roaring log fires and delicious home cooked food, is a walker’s paradise.

  • The Royal Oak at Keswick

    Set in the heart of the Lake District, The Royal Oak at Keswick is the perfect place to combine a love of walking with a warm and welcoming stay.

  • Penny Street Bridge, Lancaster

    Escape the hustle and bustle of city life to historic Lancaster and spend some time in the relaxed surroundings of the listed Inn of Penny Street Bridge.

  • The Fleece at Cirencester

    At the heart of the Cotswolds, The Fleece at Cirencester is the perfect base for exploring Tetbury, Bourton-on-the-water or Cheltenham , and further afield to Oxford, Stratford and Bath.

  • The Millstone at Mellor

    Escape to the charming Millstone at Mellor and relax in cosy dining rooms, feast on home cooked food and sleep in comfortable beds.

  • The Lion At Settle

    In the heart of the breathtaking Dales, the newly refurbished Lion at Settle showcases its traditional coaching inn heritage and deliciously prepared ingredients from the surrounding areas.

  • The Bull’s Head, Earlswood


People make the difference

Our family is growing… and we’re on the look-out for talented individuals who will relish the challenge of leading a team at one of our new Thwaites Inns of Character.

We are seeking individuals who are passionate about developing their teams to deliver impeccable hospitality and outstanding food quality with flair, enthusiasm and drive whilst ensuring that they become a cornerstone of the community.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate how they grow sales through the customer experience, develop their teams, create an environment of fun and run a profitable business for the long term without compromising standards or excellence. Our ambitious growth plans means we expect to have openings throughout the UK in the coming months.

As we grow we are looking for talent to join the fold at all levels, we will invest in your development so you can personally grow with us as our Inns of Character grow. If you believe you have the potential and you are looking for opportunities where you can progress then please drop us your details, we are looking for future members of the management team throughout the business.

If this sounds like you and you want to be part of supporting the development of Inns of Character then please send your CV to the HR Department, Daniel Thwaites Plc, Star Brewery, Penny Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 6HL or email to with Inns of Character in the subject line.

We’re also currently recruiting for other positions with the existing Thwaites Inns of Character – you’ll find our full offering of hospitality jobs and more information on the links below:

Vacancies at The Royal Oak at Keswick

Vacancies at The Lion at Settle

Vacancies at The Lister Arms at Malham

Vacancies at Penny Street Bridge, Lancaster

Vacancies at The Millstone at Mellor

Vacancies at The Fleece at Cirencester

Vacancies at The Judge’s Lodging, York

Vacancies at The Bull’s Head, Earlswood

Vacancies at Head Office, Blackburn