Looking to run a pub?
The George Hotel is an iconic building set in the heart of the historic Peak District town of Glossop, just a stone’s throw away from the train station. Established in 1850, this beautiful old pub is now set to receive a transformational investment, converting it into a luxury 10 bed-roomed boutique hotel and pub and renamed The Station. Why not have a sneaky peak here:
The George Hotel will have a light and spacious open plan trading area with separate drinking and dining areas. The investment will give the décor a light and contemporary feel with a hint of the Orient Express. The ground floor will host the restaurant with over 100 covers and impressive focal points of a large and extravagant wood burner, glass ceilings and a floor to ceiling real olive tree, giving guests an opulent dining experience. Sitting just to the front of the restaurant lies an intimate coffee lounge, allowing up to 20 guests to enjoy drinks and conversation. Situated at the entrance of the hotel will be the bar, with bi-folding glass doors which open onto the pavement, allowing guests to watch the world pass by. Following the wooden stair case to the first floor it will take you to the eleven individually designed bedrooms. All of this will be loving wrapped up in a new exterior and new signage turning this site into a new luxury boutique hotel.
Punch will ensure that this accommodation is in good order, creating a small studio room for a sleep-in manager to ensure compliance of the hotel.
We’re planning major investment her to transform the existing George Hotel into the smart and sophisticated Station Hotel. The whole look and feel of this pub will be structurally and cosmetically redesigned. The ground floor will become an open plan area with distinct bar, restaurant and coffee lounge spaces. We will introduce multiple glass roofs, an impressive new bar, brand new kitchen and bi-folding doors to the outside space, among many other eye-catching design features. The exterior will also benefit from a rigorous transformation to create kerb appeal that dazzles the passing footfall. The hotel will be restructured, allowing more spacious rooms with better facilities.
About the local area
Glossop is the gate way to the Peak District National Park and just 15 miles east of Manchester and 24 miles west of Sheffield and boasts strong commuter links to both cities. This quaint town, with its stunning countryside is home to over 80,000 residents who live within a five-mile radius. Glossop residents are mainly affluent families, couples and retirees who appreciate not only the countryside living but also enjoy the finer things in life. The area often plays hosts to guests from further afield who come for weekend breaks to enjoy the spectacular scenery and country walks. The Peak District offer a vast array of tourist attractions from the Poole’s Cavern Caves, Chatsworth House and Bolsover Castle and attracts over 10 million visitors each year. The pub is surrounded by residential properties and sees plenty of passing footfall due to its proximity to the station, the local Post Office and other town centre amenities.
This pub may suit
You’ll need to have a strong portfolio of skills to take on this business and experience of multiple revenue streams is a must. The new operator should be able to construct long-term plans to cater for local and national trends, be a natural at marketing and driving sales and of course be able to operate a success team.
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