Looking to run a pub?
The Chalk & Cheese is a warm and inviting friendly village pub in beautiful Maiden Newton, Dorset. It is known locally for its traditional homemade pub grub, great drinks and cask marque ales and entertainment evenings including bingo, quiz nights and occasional music and would suit an operator keen to lead a true village pub for locals and those from the wider area. The pub also has a beer garden and a skittle alley/function room to host gatherings or celebrations.
The pub offers open plan trading with a main bar and restaurant area (30 covers) and a separate multipurpose function and skittle room (40 covers). There is a catering kitchen and the pub also offers Sky Sports and WIFI. The beer garden is of a good size for enjoying time with friends in the warmer weather.
The domestic accommodation will include 3 bedrooms, a kitchen and lounge.
About the local area
Maiden Newton is a village and civil parish which lies within the West Dorset just 9 miles north-west of the county town Dorchester and nearby the River Frome, surrounded by the hills of the Dorset Downs. The pub is also local to Maiden Newton railway station and has residents within easy walking distance to the pub and a couple of small businesses as well as a small local school. The A356 main road also passes through the village.
This pub may suit
This pub would suit an operator with great personality who is passionate about local community and experienced in offering great food. You will be confident in offering high standards and consistent service to all customers and have ideas to make the pub stand out and ways of marketing it to the local area.
Our Tenancy agreements vary between 3 – 5 years and offer a flexible approach to running your own pub business. Your pub will be ready to trade, with carefully tailored food and drinks menus in place which you can evolve as you go along.
You will receive a high level of support and everything you need to run a successful business. From the beginning, you will have dedicated Punch Development Manager, plus access to training and development, business planning, operations and accounting expertise.
Once you’ve completed the 5-day induction course we’ll provide you with ongoing support to help you maximise the efficiency, sales and profitability of your pub. This includes helping you decide on the right drinks offer, guidance on margin and support creating a marketing plan to build for continued success. To help market your pub, we also offer lots of support and advice.
Punch Tenancy agreements have shared repairs liability, we will help you manage your ongoing repairing obligations. We do this by operating a repairs and maintenance fund for all new agreements.
* The calculation of the initial Ingoing Costs assumes a minimum deposit (£3,000 or £6,000) plus legal fees. The subsequent deposit build up (if any) will need to be paid over 52 weeks. This can be discussed with the recruitment team or Punch Development Manager