It’s been a long time coming, but the (partial) re-opening of pubs and restaurants is just under a couple of weeks away.

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has been arduous for everyone, and non-essential businesses have been hit particularly hard.

Some have closed never to re-open, and the impact on employment has been significant.

But in Wales those that have weathered the storm will be able to welcome people back later this month, outside at least for now, two weeks after conditions were eased in England.

It’s a frustrating further delay, but at least there is some light on the horizon.

Recruitment agency Arc Hospitality says there are now increasing numbers of opportunities available for people looking for work.

A spokesman said: “We’re excited to be able to offer candidates roles in hospitality as the economy reopens.

“From speaking to our current clients in Wales, they are expecting a busy summer season with lots of bar and waiting on roles on offer.

“We have begun recruitment for roles at major stadia, tourist attractions and events in Wales, receiving 241 Cardiff applicants in last week alone.

“It’s great to see an keen interest in event and hospitality work after such a long time off”.

Here is a small selection of jobs currently available in the hospitality industry as businesses gear up to reopen:

The Valley Hotel, Bishopston

The popular pub and eatery on Gower is looking for a duty manager, shift manager, chef, bartenders and servers.

Find out more here.

The Joiners Arms, Bishopston

The Joiner’s is one of two cracking pubs in Bishopston
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You’re spoilt for choice in Bishopston; across the road from the Valley is the equally popular Joiners Arms. They’re looking for part-time bar staff who must be able to work weekends. Find out more here.

The Gower Inn, Parkmill

The Gower Inn would be another great place to work
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Another popular destination on Gower, the historic Gower Inn is looking for bar and floor staff. Find out more details here.

The Marriott Hotel, Swansea

The Marriott in Swansea has an exceptional view over the bay
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The shoreline hotel is looking for office staff, a chef, front desk clerk and “food and beverage associates”. Find out more here.

The Perch, Swansea

Fancy working on Wind Street?
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The independent city centre live music venue is looking for chefs. To apply follow this link.


The brewery has a number of pubs across South Wales ready to open and serve thirsty customers desperate for their first pint in a pub, including in Swansea, Bridgend, Port Talbot, Carmarthen and Newport. Find out more here. Their properties include the New Inn in Penllegaer and Pitcher and Piano on Swansea’s Wind Street, which both need a general manager. Find out more here.

Premier Inn, Neath

There’s plenty of work at the Premier Inn
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Whitbread are looking for receptionists and night staff once they can reopen their hotels, including in Neath. Find out more here.

Cofio Lounge, Carmarthen

The business on the ground floor of Carmarthen’s Guildhall, once a working courtroom, is looking for people to join their bar and waiting team. Find out more here.

The Boathouse, Saundersfoot

Saundersfoot is a beautiful place to work
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The Boathouse is looking for front of house and bar staff, as well as a restaurant manager.

Harbwr Tap & Kitchen, Tenby

The brewery is looking for seasonal and full time staff
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The brewery is looking for seasonal and full time staff for the business in the heart of Tenby. Take a look here.

Sgwd Gwladys, Glynneath

The bistro on Pontneddfechan Road is looking for a barista/all rounder for when it finally gets to open. Details can be found here.

Costa, Bridgend

Costa has opportunities
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If you’re up for learning how to serve the perfect flat white, Costa at Parc Plaza Retail Park will be able to help you learn. Find out how here.

Wagamama, Bridgend

Wagamama is consistently popular with diners
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No experience – no problem! The Asian food chain is looking for people to work in its branch in Bridgend, as well as in Cardiff.

The Old House, Maesteg

The Old House in Maesteg

The 120 cover restaurant is recruiting for experienced individuals to join its front of house team, including bar and waiter/waitresses. Find out more here.

The Heathcock, Cardiff

The Heathcock is raring up to open its doors again
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The local dining pub in Llandaff is looking for bar and waiting staff to join its team full time. Any cellar experience or wine knowledge a plus.

The Cosy Club, Cardiff

There are worse places to work than Mermaid Quay
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The eatery overlooking Mermaid Quay is looking to recruit waiters and waitresses.

Côte, central Cardiff

Hopefully the normal buzz of Mill Lane is just round the corner
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According to Côte, its waiters and waitresses are the reason it guests keep coming back. And they’re l ooking for some more to join their team.

Ocho Lounge, Penarth

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Situated in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan town, it is looking for bar and waiting staff. Find out more here.

Celtic Manor Resort, Newport

The Celtic Manor Resort is looking to fill a host of positions
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The golf, spa and leisure complex is looking to fill a host of positions including bar work, food and beverage associates and spa therapists. You can see the list of what they are looking for here.

Llanwern Bull pub, Newport

The business is looking for bar and waitressing staff to join its team. More can be found here.

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