Working at the Royal York & Faulkner Hotel, Sidmouth

The Royal York & Faulkner Hotel is an independent, family-run, 72-bedroom hotel situated in a beautiful seafront location in Sidmouth, East Devon.

The hotel has been in the Hook family for three generations. Over the years, we have worked hard to gain a reputation for excellent service and friendly staff. As a result, many of our guests return year after year.

Work for us!

sidmouth esplanade

The hotel is open throughout the year and we rely on 40 or so staff members from a diverse mix of nationalities to help us to run the hotel. Many of the team have been with us for many years and positions are often filled by friends and family of those already with us.

Our range of job opportunities include: waiting, bar, housekeeping and catering.

You will get:

40-hour week contract

Statutory holiday entitlement
Full training
Live-in single accommodation with shared bathrooms if required including all meals, on and off duty

Optional company pension


Sidmouth towards peak hill  Autumn 2021 Break in Sidmouth.

Sidmouth’s blue flag beach set between two huge red sandstone cliffs draws visitors back every year. During the summer months, it’s a very popular life-guarded beach for families, paddleboarders and kayakers. An East Devon seaside town, Sidmouth is on the South West coast just 15 miles from the cathedral city of Exeter. Exeter is easily accessible via the M5 motorway; an international airport, and two mainline train stations with daily services to London and the north of England.

Sidmouth is served by a regular daily bus service to and from Exeter.

Living here

Sidmouth Boxing Day Swim swimmers 

Sidmouth is a friendly and relaxed town. It has a bustling shopping centre with lots of independent shops and places to eat, two beaches, a theatre and cinema, and numerous walking trails.  The town is a popular tourist destination due to its fantastic location on the coast and beautiful surrounding countryside.

The nearby city of Exeter is a vibrant city with many shops, restaurants, visitor attractions and places of historical interest to enjoy. The University of Exeter, a Russell Group university, is home to over 22,000 students from more than 130 different countries.

Further afield the stunning Dartmoor National Park, all 368 square miles of it, offers a range of outdoor activities and beautiful places to visit.

Join us

If our hotel sounds like the kind of place you’d like to work and you feel you can offer the friendly and professional service we pride ourselves on, we’d love to hear from you! Please email a covering letter with your CV to