General Manager - Ware

McMullens & Sons
Ware, Hertfordshire
Up to 42,000 per annum plus bonus
Closing date
13 Apr 2023

Job Details

General Manager - Ware

A rare opportunity has arisen for a General Manager for our lovely Destination pub with a family golf course and driving range, The Kings Mead in Ware.

We are looking for an experienced General Manager to run the Kings Mead, part of our Destination Inns concept. This pub is for all seasons with handsomely decorated surroundings inside and out, a charming pub with roaring real log fires, heated patio and large restaurant full of cosy private nooks and crannies. Part of the McMullen family since 1950, rebuilt in 2017, this is seriously relaxed dining with a family golfing centre to boot.

This is a great food business with a strong reputation locally and potential to grow now that life is returning to normal. The right candidate will have a proven track record of growing sales in a food led business, a strong people skillset and a desire to build and lead an engaged team. A love of food is important, chefs' recommendations are key to the Destination concept as well as exceptional guest service. The ideal candidate will be a creative, energetic problem solver who wants to make this pub stand out by putting their own stamp on the business, developing a strong team, engaging guests through events and social media but most of all focussing on the basics to ensure we deliver the Destination experience. Knowledge of golf advantageous but not essential.

Key General Manager Attributes

  • Understanding the guests needs and responding to market demand
  • Flawless execution of the offer
  • Creation of sales driving activity on a regular basis
  • Coaching and guiding the team - to get the best out of them every day
  • Engage team through regular meetings, incentives and social activity
  • Being able to spot talent and develop individuals to reach their potential
  • Financial management of the business to deliver profit growth
  • Ability to plan sales and cost lines
  • All aspects of licensing, food and health & safety compliance in line with the law

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary of up to 42,000 per annum dependant on experience
  • Accommodation consists of a well-appointed detached house
  • Company contributory pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Bonus scheme
  • Team discount card


McMullen’s are a family-owned pub company and brewery, based in Hertford with pubs across the southeast.  There is nothing we love better than seeing our team progress – people are genuinely at the heart of what we do, and we take great pride in our pubs, meaning they get the investment they need.  We’ll also invest in you and your future with us – whether you are a budding chef, a bar team member, or a manager looking for their next move, you can rely on Macs to look after your career development and get you where you want to be.

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