Join Phantom // Bar Manager - Henley-on-Thames

Bar Manager - Full Time, 40 hr week
Salary £25k-£30k (dependent on experience)

Unit 6, Gardiner Place, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2AH

We are seeking an enthusiastic and hard working individual to join our team as we open our new bar in Henley-on-Thames. All staff are ambassadors of our brand and ethos as a brewery – the Henley-on-Thames site will be an expansion of this, serving a constantly changing range of our newest beers on tap and in the fridge. The ideal candidate will have previous experience managing within the hospitality sector and a passion for craft beer. We’re looking for someone that works creatively and is driven to implement new ideas, constantly improving standards. 


  • Responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the bar
  • Ongoing management of staff recruitment, training and rota scheduling
  • Developing the team and improving their skills 
  • Leading by example and ensuring all team members are providing industry leading service to every customer
  • Ensuring staff are familiar with current beers on tap and in the fridge
  • Full management of your P&L
  • Developing and implementing marketing strategies
  • Managing inventory (Phantom and guest), beer lines, cold store and stock rotation
  • Maintaining POS systems
  • Organising and running events alongside the wider Phantom Brewing Co team
  • Weekly reporting into the Brewery General Manager
  • Ensuring all relevant health and safety, licensing and safeguarding requirements are met at all times


  • Experience within the craft beer industry
  • Strong customer facing skills to build rapport and engage with customers
  • Ability to work individually, and as part of a team whilst still managing the staff
  • Strong personal management skills
  • Staff management experience – effectively lead and motivate a team
  • Enthusiasm and a keenness to engage with the wider brewery team in Reading
  • Flexibility on working hours – weekend working will be required 
  • Ability to be agile and make decisions on the running of the team/site when needed
  • Personal Licence holder
  • Minimum 2 year’s experience in management in the hospitality sector


  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays), plus 5 personal days
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Pension scheme available 
  • Annual teambuilding trip to a beer destination (previous destinations include New York and Florida)
  • Free beer

Please send a CV and covering letter outlining your reasons for applying for the role and salary expectations to

About Phantom Brewing Co:

Phantom Brewing Co is an independently owned craft beer brewery based in Reading, Berkshire. Focused on producing modern, forward thinking beer across a variety of styles, Phantom have developed a welcoming community hub. With two stunning bars that serve a rotating selection across 22 lines, there is something for everyone. From crisp, clean lagers to lip puckering fruited sours; from modern, hop forward IPAs & pales to indulgent stouts. 

Built on a foundation of passion and innovation, Phantom’s focus on quality has seen them continue to produce outstanding beers and push boundaries. Following a large scale expansion in 2021, Phantom’s commitment to innovation has seen them invest significantly in 2022 with a new brew kit to make the most out of their ingredients. State of the art equipment like their Spinbot 5000, enabling them to maximise the profile of adjuncts and their American Oak Foeder have facilitated a continued development and exploration of beer in the modern age.