The Painters Arms is an attractive community mainstream pub that’s situated in the world-famous sailing hub of Cowes on the Isle of Wight. It’s well-located to attract plenty of passers-by, in addition to the strong and loyal community businesses that have used the pub for many years. We’re looking to invest in this business to widen the appeal of the Painters by introducing a more modern design and layout, which will facilitate both greater levels of comfort and wider product ranges.
This pub is a simple one-bar wet-led operation, which can be run very efficiently. It occupies an historic site, with etched windows and a unique curved facade. Although internal trading space is limited, the high ceilings, large windows and real fire provide an airy, comfortable ambience. A quality TV sports offer will be key to trade here so great AV facilities will be fitted throughout the pub. Outside, a smart patio area offers a great refuge from the hustle and bustle of this busy town. The Painters provides a smoking solution and free WiFi throughout.
The domestic accommodation consists of two bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge. Punch will ensure that this accommodation is in good order.
The Painters will benefit from full external development, including improved lighting and signage to highlight its new and improved offer. Internally, the refurbishment will introduce a more contemporary ambience to appeal to more discerning clientele through lighting, the colour scheme and improved F&F to maximise every possible trading space. The bar will be reduced in size, again to increase trading space, but with a better back bar and product offering. The toilet facilities will be upgraded and the beer garden area will also be improved, to create the feel of an oasis within the town centre.
The Painters Arms is located just off the high street by the town square and main car park in Cowes, so has the ability to attract plenty of footfall. An ever-popular sailing centre, Cowes is a busy town all year and has the added benefit of attracting thousands of affluent visitors, who are looking to find exciting and welcoming bars. The town has a population of over 16,000 potential customers within easy walking distance and the Painters has previously focused on this mainly local population. The key to success here lies in maintaining the better end of this market and combining it with an eclectic range of tourists.
We’re looking for a charismatic operator with the confidence to be able to marry the local all-year business with trade from passing visitors. A passion for great products and service is essential and a love of sport a bonus.