Looking to run a pub?
This spacious community mainstream pub is situated on a generous roadside plot on a busy route through the area, making it a popular drive-to venue as well as visible to passing trade, locals and holidaymakers alike. The community often host events including open gardens, village shows so there is opportunity to get involved and raise the profile of The Orchard.
The pub is about to benefit from a refurbishment. We’re planning to redecorate and upgrade this pub inside and out.
The Orchard is an open plan trading operation, with clearly defined main drinking and pool/sports areas, including a pool table, darts board, juke box and games machines. There’s a dedicated dining space, with the catering kitchen providing for up to 65 covers at peak times. A separate function room is used for hosting, meetings, private functions and skittles, as well as the pub’s popular carvery offer at the weekends, when it can cater for 50 covers. WiFi is available for free throughout. Outside, the Orchard has a large car park, with space for up to 35 vehicles. There’s also an external drinking area, a dedicated smoking area and a detached double garage.
Your domestic accommodation will consist of two bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge. Punch will ensure that this accommodation is in good order.
We’re planning to redecorate and upgrade this pub inside and out.
The local area
Huntspill is a village on Somerset Levels, about 8 miles north of Bridgwater and about 3 miles south of the tourist area of Burnham-on-Sea. It’s a beautiful area. The Orchard is highly visible position on the main A38 road through the area, enabling it to attract plenty of passing traffic. The pub is within walking distance of a large number of residential homes and the wider parish of West Huntspill has a population of 1,414. The area has many caravan and camping facilities, with around 20 sites within 1.5 miles of the Orchard. The nearest town is Highbridge, which has a population of 7,555. Highbridge town centre has many pubs and eating establishments, catering mainly for community/high street mainstream audiences. There are many local marketing opportunities such as tourist guides both on and offline to raise the profile of your pub.
This pub may suit
This pub is ideal for an experienced operator with good working knowledge of the local area. You will need experience of driving and operating a similar-sized business, with a proven track record and strong catering experience and skills. And the drive to market the pub across the area. However Punch also provide training and ongoing support to all our Publicans so please do not hesitate to find out more.
About the Agreement
Our Tenancy agreements vary between 3 – 5 years and a flexible approach to running your own pub business. Your pub will be ready to trade, with carefully tailored food and drinks menus in place which you can evolve as you go along.
You will receive a high level of support and everything you need to run a successful business. From the beginning, you will have dedicated Punch Development Manager, plus access to training and development, business planning, operations and accounting expertise.
Once you’ve completed the 5-day induction course we’ll provide you with ongoing support to help you maximise the efficiency, sales and profitability of your pub. This includes helping you decide on the right drinks offer, guidance on margin and support creating a marketing plan to build for continued success. To help market your pub, we also offer lots of support and advice.
Punch Tenancy agreements have shared repairs liability, we will help you manage your ongoing repairing obligations. We do this by operating a repairs and maintenance fund for all new agreements.
* The calculation of the initial Ingoing Costs assumes a minimum deposit (£3,000 or £6,000) plus legal fees. The subsequent deposit build up (if any) will need to be paid over 52 weeks. This can be discussed with the recruitment team or Punch Development Manager