The Don John is a well-appointed pub with a varied entertainment offer that packs in the crowds two nights a week. The pub also has a strong sports element, showing Sky and BT matches, and with several teams making their base here. Though the pub is wet-led at present, the availability of the on-site catering kitchen means there could easily be a concerted effort to pitch a food offer locally to keep patrons in the premises for longer while also attracting new trade.
The Don John is a prominent roadside pub with views over open country. The large open plan public bar has segmented areas for sports viewing and playing pool and darts. There’s a catering kitchen, and the pub also provides free WiFi for customers’ use. Outside, there’s a smoking solution and parking for up to 10 vehicles.
The domestic accommodation consists of three bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge. Punch will ensure that this accommodation is in good order.
The Don John is close to the centre of Maltby, a former mining town within the Rotherham area – 4,000 people live within walking distance of the pub. It’s not had the easiest of times economically, but that has meant the locals here pull together and there is great community spirit. Rotherham and Sheffield are 6 and 10 miles away respectively.
We’re looking for a community operator who understands how to tap into the value market in this hardworking locality. You’ll need to have an interest in sports and pub team games – and to enjoy booking exciting live acts that will attract a crowd.