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The Druids is well-established as the number one sporting venue in Rickmansworth and this high street mainstream pub attracts big crowds on match days. We’re planning significant investment to further enhance this reputation and expand the capacity of the pub. The proven Champs concept will be used to introduce an on-trend drink & rood range, including a great range of session and craft beers, all at a great value price point. Our vision is to create a vibrant meeting place that’s not just for sports fans. It will be female and family friendly – a great place to enjoy a bite to eat or meet friends, as well being as the go-to place to catch the game.
The Druids is about to benefit from substantial investment, which will transform the current open plan trading area, doubling the available space. The new bar layout will ensure that the pub team can deliver great service at all times. New kitchen facilities will be able to provide for up to 62 covers throughout. A mix of fixed banquette seating and booths and loose furniture will enable the pub to ensure comfort during the week or when trading at capacity on match days, providing great areas for groups to gather. The pub’s current audio-visual provision for live TV sports will be vastly upgraded, with the introduction of a video wall and screens, ensuring a decent view no matter where you are in the pub. The pub also benefits from a dedicated pool/games zone. Outside, the large patio area also offers external screens and quality seating will be added. There’s a smoking solution, free WiFi is available throughout and the pub offers parking for 12 vehicles.
We’re planning substantial investment in the Druids, which will involve full refurbishment of the pub as well as structural works to expand the existing trading area and move the toilet facilities to the first floor. A new bar/glasswash and kitchen area will also be added on the ground floor. New fixtures, fittings and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment will enhance the Druids’ standing as the top local sporting venue and meeting place.
About the local area
The Druids sits in the heart of the small town of Rickmansworth in south-west Hertfordshire. This is prime commuter belt, lying only about 20 miles north-west of central London and inside the M25 motorway. Rickmansworth station is just a short walk from the pub, with direct train and Tube service into London. The pub is located adjacent to an M&S Simply Food store, with other high street shops and outlets just along the road. There are plenty of residential properties within easy walking distance.
This pub may suit
With the full support of Punch and a proven operating concept, we’re looking for a passionate operator to launch something very special in Rickmansworth. You’ll need to work for at least one week in Champs Urmston before undertaking this role.
About the Contract
Our retail contract is a fantastic way to run a pub on a self-employed basis, but have the comfort and support of knowing that we are right beside you to guide you through this business venture
You’ll have the peace of mind knowing that the fixed costs associated with running a small business are not yours. Leaving you free to focus entirely on delivering a great retail offer to drive sales and profit.
What’s on Offer
- Low cost entry
- A ready-made pub with tried and tested food and drinks offers
- 3-year contract (3-month notice period) rent free
- Most of the day to day running costs are covered by us
- LOTS of support from Punch
- Accommodation included
- 5-day Induction course – free of charge is provided together with additional on-going training, a support package and a dedicated Punch Development Manager to help you develop your business
You only pay for:
- Internal Maintenance
* The calculation of the initial ingoing costs assumes a minimum deposit (£3,000 or £5,000) plus legal fees. The subsequent deposit build up can be paid over the term of the contract and up to £100 per week. This can be discussed with the Punch Development Manager