The Travellers Inn, known locally as ‘the Fours’, occupies a highly visible corner spot on a busy road, which means it attracts a lot of drop-in trade on top of the regular business it sees through the week and into the weekend. Benefiting from a major investment by Punch, the Travellers Inn is in stunning condition with a homely ‘rustic’ ambience throughout. The focus here should be on ensuring the delivery of imaginative and locally sourced home-cooked food, plus exceptionally kept cask ales and top-notch service that’s the right fit for the discerning audience who visit this superb pub.
This attractive pub attracts both diners and drinkers, with the well-equipped commercial kitchen providing for up to 65 covers throughout the trading space. A double-aspect open fireplace delivers real impact visually, as well as providing a warm, cosy glow in wintertime. The handsome wooden servery can offer three guest beers, and WiFi is available for customers’ use. Outside, the pub’s beer garden provides a superb outdoor space with kids’ play equipment and picnic seating. There’s also a good-sized car park with space for 25 vehicles, plus a smoking solution.
The domestic accommodation consists of two bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge. Punch will ensure that this accommodation is in good order.
Oxspring is a small but flourishing community set in the shadow of the Pennines, with Barnsley and the M1 motorway both close at hand. It’s a village of just over 1,000 residents, set close to the larger village of Thurgoland, and with plenty to attract successful families keen to put down roots. There are ‘outstanding’ rated schools nearby – and both Oxspring and Thurgoland are home to affluent residents with a keen sense of community. There are 145,000 residents within a 15-minute drive of the Travellers. The pub’s scenic countryside location is also a magnet for ramblers, thanks to a network of paths including the Pennine Way.
This exceptional pub will thrive in the hands of a skilled catering-minded professional who knows how to head up a welcoming country inn. You’ll have experience of managing a high-volume food operation and you’ll relish the challenges – and rewards – that busy peak times can deliver.