Could you run this pub?
The Royal Oak is beautifully presented Cask Marque pub offers fabulous facilities to cater for the varied customer needs of the Exminster community; from quiet laid-back lunches, to sports TV. As well as a large wrap around garden and an external children’s play area to enjoy on warm and sunny days.
If getting involved with the community is your passion, then this could be the pub for you. The pub has been well looked after and is well supported.
This offers a fantastic open-plan layout (up to 66 covers) with the bar running between the front and back areas of the business. The rear of the property has undergone a recent refurbishment to make it a much more relaxed area; there is a double-sided wood burner to the middle of the room and this lounge area is now the perfect place to have food, just a drink or to play a game of pool.
There are TVs which are viewable from almost every seating area so that you can keep up to date with the latest news or to relax and watch a game of rugby on the sport channels plus there is a large, well equipped commercial kitchen with a walk-in fridge for the chef.
Outside the pub in the garden areas external seating surrounds the pub – your customers will be spoilt for choice and will never miss the sunshine. It also has a lovely children’s play area which is a must to entertain the local children on those warm summer days and evenings.
The pub offers parking for up to 12 cars.
The private accommodation includes three bedrooms, a kitchen and lounge.
About the local area
Exminster is an ever-growing residential village situated just outside of Exeter. There is a small parade of shops, a doctor’s, a post office and village hall with a coffee shop. Just on the edge of the village is a golf club.
There is plenty to do locally; visiting the Cathedral town of Exeter and all that the city has to offer, boat rides along the River Exe or cycling on the many local pathways. It is a beautiful spot yet still local to things to do.
The village itself has a mix of residents but in the main they are a lot of families and actively retired people.
This pub may suit
You will have plenty of energy and passion for getting pro-actively involved with the local community. Ideally this requires a partnership to run it, but single applicant will be considered. You will have many people skills and flare for creating and hosting events. Coupled with marketing and social media knowledge.
This large site needs a well-planned calendar to maximise different days and attract the varied customer needs.
We offer full business support and training so get in touch to discover more.
This is a great opportunity to step up to a pub with some pub experience of some transferable skills from a hospitality background.
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.
- 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