Beertopia 2018 - a Milsom Hotels & Restaurants Event

We are all about throwing great parties. That’s what we do for our guests week in week out. These parties are often led by guests, such as weddings, special birthdays and other private events. Beertopia however is a different gig. It’s really one of our events, similar to our historic summer BBQs, race days and more recently all of the fantastic events that our team put on in The Hangar at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall.

These events are created by us with lots of inspiration coming from the team working at Milsom Hotels to determine how the events are executed. And there is so much that goes in to each event of course – they don’t just happen – but we have an extremely experienced team in place which is why it’s so satisfying to see everyone enjoying themselves at Beertopia.

So what’s involved in delivering these great events?

Well, first of all we have to create the concept for any event in the first instance, whether it’s Beertopia or the Armistice Ball at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall, there has to be someone who comes up with the idea in the first place. (Please do shout if you have any event ideas!). Once the idea has been conceived we then begin to plan the detail. This involves creating the core look for the campaign (artwork) to allow us to promote the event. The design is always based on the theme of the event and we always aim to make it eye catching and different for maximum impact. Lots will be happening simultaneously at this point, from planning the food, liaising with suppliers (in this case beer!), planning logistics and importantly selling tickets through our properties and via our website. There are so many Milsom People involved in making these events a success – almost every area of the business is called upon for any location-specific event, from HR and Marketing through to the Catering and Operational teams.

The planning and preparation is one thing, but then comes the delivery of the event and that’s when the teams really kick in. There is a wonderful ‘hands on’ approach with everyone pitching in as the event build-up takes place. From interior prep and layout to catering and planning, there is a build-up of anticipation, excitement – and possibly a little tension – but you can sense everyone is getting mentally prepared as well as taking care of their specific tasks.

What makes Beertopia so good?

Well first of all it’s a beer festival, or maybe it’s a Prosecco festival? Either way, that’s the basis for a great event. Beertopia is relaxed of course and guests are able to experience Le Talbooth and the Marquee in a very different capacity to usual – jeans, trainers and tattoos are less frequently seen through the summer months on the riverside terrace! The beer and Prosecco flows of course, but then the food is delivered – and what great food it is. This year there were so many people overheard saying ‘the portions are great’, ‘love the fish and chips’, ‘the pork was perfect’. It’s incredibly satisfying to hear happy customers and that’s down to the effort that our teams put in – before, during and after the events. This year Beertopia just seemed to work. The bands had people dancing, the weather was perfect – giving a festival vibe to everything and it was also great to see so many Milsom People there. Collaboration is essential when delivering any event and the team working on the night take great pride in serving their fellow colleagues and to have the support of your workmates at these events is extremely motivating.

We managed to capture lots of great images from this year’s beer festival and even some video this year. Have a look through and if anyone would like a copy of the images just let us know.

Well done and here’s to Dedham’s BEERTOPIA 2019…!


Milsom Catering - bar and front of house

We’re looking for enthusiastic, friendly and self-motivated individuals with a can do attitude to join our hard working & passionate Milsom Catering teams over the Christmas period, with the potential for continued employment.  Based at Le Talbooth in Dedham, Milsom Catering has its own dedicated team and caters at many fabulous venues in Essex and Suffolk – no two days are the same for our outside events team!

This is the ideal job for people looking for work to fit in around other commitments as all contracts are fully flexible. Work will involve mostly evening and weekend shifts. Part time waiting and bar staff positions available.

  • Previous catering experience advantageous but not essential
  • The ability to work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Be immaculate in appearance
  • Excellent communicative and customer care skills.
  • Own transport is preferred but not required.
  • You will need to be energetic, punctual, flexible and reliable with a pro-active approach to your work
  • Milsom People benefits from the day you start working with us

Interested?  Then fill in the form below and we'll be in touch soon.


Milsom Catering -part time staff

We are looking for enthusiastic and hardworking individuals to join our Milsom Catering team at various venues around north Essex and Suffolk.  Based at Le Talbooth in Dedham, Milsom Catering has its own dedicated team and caters at many fabulous venues - no two days are the same our outside events team!

The ideal candidate should work well in a team and have excellent communicative and customer care skills. Part time waiting and bar staff positions available. Experience preferred but not always essential as full training given.  Includes week days, evenings and weekends.

To find out more, fill in the form below and we'll be in touch.


Kitchen Porter

Location: Le Talbooth in Dedham, CO7 6HP

Type: Part-time


Description

Hourly wage is dependent on experience. Includes evenings and weekend shifts.


Waiting Staff

Location: Le Talbooth in Dedham, C07 6HP

Type: Full-time/ Part-time


Description

We are looking for enthusiastic and hardworking individuals to join our team at Le Talbooth Restaurant. The ideal candidate should work well in a team and have excellent communicative and customer care skills. Part time waiting and full time positions available. Experience preferred but not always essential as full training given. Includes evenings and weekends.