Recently refurbished and in perfect condition inside and out, this very attractive thatched community premium pub offers ‘quintessential English hostelry’ in an Oxfordshire village. The Ben Jonson is known for once being run by Raymond Blanc in his restaurant show and enjoys a prominent position in the village of Weston-on-the-Green near Bicester.
Painted in a sympathetic colour scheme to compliment the style and age of the building, this thatched pub offers a warm and welcoming ambience, complete with comfy seating and an open log fire in the lounge area. The bar serves a good selection of quality drinks, including cask ales, and there’s ample room for 25 covers in this area. The separate restaurant space can cater for a further 30 covers, depending on seating layout, and is served by a fully equipped trade kitchen. Outside, the garden offers a very spacious outside trading area for the summer season, offering additional seating on a paved patio, a children’s play area away from the diners and a large lawned area. The car park offers space for 20 vehicles.
The domestic accommodation consists of two bedrooms and a kitchen. Punch will ensure that this accommodation is in good order.
The village of Weston-on-the-Green lies about 4 miles south-west of Bicester, which is growing rapidly with large scale housing developments and new office space. Bicester’s renowned factory outlet also brings bus-loads of tourists to the area on a daily basis. It is also just 9 miles from the historical university city of Oxford, which also attracts a great deal of tourism to the area. The Ben Jonson sits in a prominent position on the B430 road through the village.
We’re ideally looking for a couple, who can trade the front of house and back of house with the addition of local part-time and full-time staff. You’ll need good food and service skills, demonstrable experience and the ability to achieve consistently high standards.