Community Pub Manager - Apple Tree - West Midlands
Pub name: Apple Tree
Our community pubs are famous for their commitment to being at the heart of the local community. Each pub has an offer developed with its customers in mind, whether that’s a great food menu, an exciting range of drinks, regular events or live sports. Our community pubs focus on the needs of local people, ensuring they have a great experience every time they visit.
Trading Area and Private Accommodation
The pub has recently benefitted from a refurbishment. The trading area consists of a one room operation. The pub benefits from three separate external areas.
The private accommodation consists of four bedrooms plus a separate assistants flat.
Local Area and Customer Base
The One Man and His Dog sits on a shared car park with a Co-op and some other smaller businesses. The pub is on a private housing estate and attracts customers from outlying estates who come for the strong food offer and wet activity.
The pub currently attracts a mixture of locals, but also a large amount of destinational food trade and it is extremely popular with families.
The site is currently trading at £11,000 - £12,000 per week, but has the potential to trade at £15,000 per week. The pub will peak at £20,000 in the summer and over red letter days. The pub also runs a successful carvery on a Sunday and Wednesday, with scope to extend these days in the future.
The room for growth will come from maintaining the current food offer and driving the carvery. Further wet growth is the priority, without detracting from the food – this will come from strong rhythm of the week activity (quiz, poker, teams etc) and making the most of monthly entertainment.
To be successful in this role you will need to have experience of running a successful pub business, with a proven track record in implementing profit-driving sales ideas. You will be passionate about the industry and up for the challenge of being the driving force behind a community based pub, developing the business through your experience and knowledge. In addition to these skills you will need:
• A Personal Licence
• Experience of managing and developing a team
• High operational standards
• Experience of taking full responsibility for profit and loss
• Good organisation and communication skills
• The ability to organise a range of community based activities and events such as charity nights and pub team games
Benefits and rewards
Working for Marston’s means working for a market-leading company that offers a great working environment. We recognise and reward hard work and encourage development at all levels, providing excellent training and development opportunities. We offer a first-class package inclusive of:
• Competitive salary and bonus scheme
• High quality live-in accommodation (when included)
• 20% discount on food and hotel accommodation in participating sites
• Company contributory pension with life assurance
• Private healthcare (after a qualifying period)
• Save as you earn scheme
• Childcare vouchers