FORMER employees of Soho Farmhouse have hit out, accusing the luxury hotel and members’ club of unfairly dismissing them for ‘poor performance’.

One ex-member of staff at the exclusive club, at Great Tew near Chipping Norton, who did not wish to be named, said: “Poor performance is the reason the decision was made they said.

“I received no prior warning that I was performing badly.

“They employ about 530 people, and I know there’s more of us who have been told the same thing.

“If that was the case, then why have so many people doing a poor job?”

Another former employee was told something similar, and claims that 60 people have lost their jobs.

They said: “I was at home on a day off and got a text asking me to answer the phone.

“I rang them back and had a bad feeling about it. They called me up and I was fired over a WhatsApp video call.

“I think 60 people, including managers and floor staff, have been told the same thing – that it’s down to poor performance.”

Soho Farmhouse is part of the Soho House chain, which has 10 UK locations. Eight of these are in London, with Babington House in Somerset joining Soho Farmhouse as the only two outside the capital.

Meghan Markle famously celebrated her hen do at the luxury spa, and it was recently reported that her and Prince Harry are looking at building a house nearby.

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The couple are believed to be looking at a plot of land after quitting royal duties last month.

It was reported they want to build a £3m three-bedroom home close to a property already owned by David and Victoria Beckham – also members of the Farmhouse.

Soho Farmhouse has been approached for a comment but has not replied.