Could you run this pub?
The Rock House is in Eccles, which sits in the lively northern city of Greater Manchester. Its a Cask Marque pub which overlooks the Trafford Centre making it easily accessible to shoppers, commuters and the locals.
Steeped in history the pub carries many stories of the days when the De Trafford family owned the land. It’s a large food and drink opportunity which offers generous space ( up to 100 covers) as well as welcoming pub for the locals, offering sports and has some fabulous facilities including a generous beer garden.
We are giving this pub a fantastic update including a new interior to enhance the pubs features and an improved beer garden space for the warmer days ahead.
This pub currently offers an open plan trading space with a bar and sports area (including Sky Sports) to the right-hand side of the bar and a lounge area for enjoying pub food and entertaining (up to 100 covers). It also offers a fantastic spacious cobbled beer garden, boxed in horse stables which is a great space to host mini festivals, gin events and other activities. There is also a smoking solution and the pub has parking for up to 15 cars.
The private accommodation at The Rock House will include three bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge.
About the local area
The pub sits along the Manchester Shipping Canal nearby the connecting bridge which take Eccles into the Trafford Centre. It’s also just 2 mins drive from the Chill Factor, Old Trafford, Media City etc.
Eccles is a commuter town for the local hotspots of Manchester like Trafford, Monton, Swinton, City Centre. It’s a popular area with lots attractions which drive regular visitors and passing trade.
There is significant investment planned for this pub to enhance its facilities and develop a fantastic food business. The beer garden will be enhanced making it functional throughout the year. The pub will have some structural changes and benefit from new kitchen and catering facilities, F & F and new decoration which will keep the historic feel of the pub with a modern/vintage feel and comfy and modern fittings.
This pub may suit
This is great opportunity for an operator passionate about a food and drink business, confident operating a kitchen and great at planning events to attract returning trade You will have a passion for sport. You may also be from a managed house background or have experience in a similar environment.
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