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As a Bartender at The Loopy Shrew in Shrewsbury, you will be responsible for preparing and serving a variety of beverages, ensuring that all guests receive prompt, professional, and friendly service. Your role involves mixing and serving drinks, maintaining a clean bar area, and providing an excellent customer experience to enhance the overall atmosphere of our establishment.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Beverage Preparation:
    • Prepare and serve a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks according to standard recipes.
    • Ensure the bar is stocked with necessary supplies, such as spirits, mixers, garnishes, and glassware.
    • Handle special requests and create custom cocktails to meet guest preferences.
  2. Customer Service:
    • Greet guests warmly and engage in friendly conversation to enhance their experience.
    • Take drink orders from guests and servers, and serve drinks promptly and accurately.
    • Monitor guest behavior and ensure responsible alcohol service, adhering to legal guidelines and company policies.
  3. Bar Maintenance:
    • Keep the bar area clean and organized, including washing glassware and maintaining bar equipment.
    • Monitor inventory levels and restock supplies as needed, informing the Bar Manager of any shortages.
    • Perform regular cleaning duties, including sanitizing workstations and removing trash.
  4. Cash Handling:
    • Process transactions accurately, handling cash and card payments.
    • Ensure that the cash register balances at the end of each shift, reporting any discrepancies to the manager.
  5. Team Collaboration:
    • Work closely with other front-of-house staff to ensure smooth service and a cohesive team environment.
    • Assist in training new bar staff as required.
    • Participate in team meetings and contribute to a positive work culture.
  6. Health and Safety:
    • Adhere to all health and safety regulations, including proper food and beverage handling procedures.
    • Maintain personal hygiene and grooming standards in line with company policy.
    • Report any health or safety concerns to the manager immediately.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience: Previous bartending experience in a high-volume environment is preferred.
  • Mixology Knowledge: Strong knowledge of cocktails, spirits, wines, beers, and beverage preparation techniques.
  • Customer Focus: Exceptional customer service skills with a friendly and outgoing personality.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal communication skills to interact effectively with guests and colleagues.
  • Multitasking Ability: Ability to handle multiple tasks and work efficiently under pressure.
  • Team Player: Willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Attention to Detail: Meticulous attention to detail to ensure accurate drink preparation and presentation.
  • Flexibility: Willingness to work various shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Physical Stamina: Ability to stand for long periods and lift heavy items, such as cases of alcohol and kegs.


  • Competitive salary and tips.
  • Staff meals during shifts.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • Friendly and supportive working environment.
  • Employee discounts on food and beverages.

How to Apply: If you are passionate about bartending and have the skills to contribute to our team, we would love to hear from you. Please fill in the form below and add and a brief cover letter or apply in person at The Loopy Shrew, Shrewsbury.

The above job description outlines the essential functions and requirements of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

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