Punch Tenancy

Pub Tenancy - Blandford Forum

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Punch Tenancy
31 Aug 2020
28 Sep 2020
Job Type
Full Time
Pub Tenancy - Blandford Forum

Could you run this pub?

The Talbot, Blandford Forum is a grade II listed, character 2-storey, village pub/hotel in the heart of Dorset countryside. Known for offering a warm welcome offering delicious pub food, Ales, wines and more as well as place to stay with its 6 guest rooms. The pub also offers beer garden space for customers to enjoy in the warmer months.

The pub sits on the Shaftesbury to Blandford Forum Road, nearby the local school, Hambledon Hill and Wessex Ridgeway walk.

Business facilities

This pub current trading space offers a main bar area, with separate dining room (which offers 80 covers), a kitchen and games room with WIFI throughout. On the upper floors of the pub are the 6 letting rooms, include a self-contained family suite consisting of a double and a twin room. There is also a rear patio garden and Car parking for up to 24 cars.


The private accommodation includes one private bedroom, a kitchen and lounge.

About the local area

The pub is located in the heart of a well-established residential area, in the Dorset village of Iwerne Courtney, in the beautiful Dorset countryside. It's sits along the A350 and is just 4 miles north of Blandford Forum and 3 miles south of Shaftesbury. Located on the main Shaftesbury to Blandford Forum road opposite Clayesmore School and very close to the ever-popular Wessex Ridgeway walk and Hambledon Hill. There are around 28,000 over 18s based within 15 minutes driving time.

This pub may suit

You will be a confident food-led operator, with the skills and experience to build and drive a premium food offer, along with developing the letting room and drinks side of the business. Delivering great service and standards are of huge importance, as are strong marketing skills and the ability to build lasting relationships within the local the community. Enthusiasm, self motivation and hard work, combined with solid business acumen are essential in order to capture the potential growth available.

About the Agreement

Our Tenancy agreements vary between 3 - 5 years offer 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 Operations 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 In going 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 Operations Manager.

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