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The Unicorn is well established pub located in Loughborough town centre. It is popular destination for breakfast especially on market day. The bar is frequented by locals during the day and is a popular for students to meet up with friends and socialise in the daytime and evening. The pub is now undergoing huge investment and a full refurbishment from Punch and will soon become Champs, a high street sports bar with Sky Sports, BT Sports and Racing UK. The Champs concept will fit well into a university town which is renowned for sports and will be a popular addition to its lively centre.
Available on a Retail Contract, the split will be 70:30 wet led serving the food menu alongside a its drinks. The offers on both food and drink will continuously evolve to ensure value for money for the varied customers.
The Unicorn is undergoing a full refurbishment to become part of our successful Champs chain. The look and feel of this pub will be completely different and shall include impressive and state of the art AV equipment and a video wall. We are looking to include a gaming zone where darts will sit alongside video gaming. The back bar will receive a complete refit and the fixtures and fittings updated and replaced where necessary.
New signage to reflect the Champs concept will also be installed across the premises as part of the refurbishment we will include completely new domestic accommodation.
The pub is open plan with a large bar to the righthand side. There are a number of screens around the pub, which will be completely revamped, we will incorporate the video wall which will really stand out to customers passionate about sports. The pub will have a lovely feel to it and will welcome an array of customer groups. Customers also tend to visit before entry to a nightclub next door, and the pub is also within a popular weekend circuit in the town. The kitchen is situated at the back of the pub. The refurbishment will create a more open plan pub, but this will house different zones to maximise trade. There will also be a small external area to the side with some seating, a smoking solution and an outdoor TV. In addition to this there will be some extra seating towards the front area outside the pub.
We will be creating a completely new living accommodation upstairs as part of the refurbishment.
The local area
Loughborough is the second largest town in Leicestershire. It is home to Loughborough University, world renowned for its sports courses and facilities. It has the largest number of sports scholarships in the UK and is home to Rugby Union, American Football and Netball Super league teams. The town centre itself has a large number of pubs, mainly branded high street and the area is a popular choice for a night out or bite to eat for students and locals.
This pub may suit
This opportunity would suit an operator with experience in a big volume site and a strong an understanding of the challenges and opportunities of a student customer base would be an advantage. The operator will need to be experienced in managing a large team and have excellent financial management skills. A passion for live sports is important to enthuse the staff and customers and create a venue with real buzz. They need to have exceptional service standards and be able to keep up in a fast-paced environment.