Do you feel at home in the countryside? Are you a community-focused publican who loves people? If so, the Black Bull Hotel could be the pub for you!

We are looking for an engaging and gregarious people-person who can put this pub front and centre of the local community. You will be why the locals choose to come to the pub, so being attentive, engaging and naturally caring are all-important personality traits. You will also be a motivational team player who can galvanise and inspire your team to be their best selves. Your team will ensure that every guest has an incredible experience every time they visit, and you will lead by example.

This pub presents a unique opportunity for you to enjoy an exquisite countryside business. You will be working closely with your Operations Manager to ensure you are the best hospitality business in the area. You will be the place to go for a relaxing drink with friends, a quality dining experience with family, or somewhere to stay as part of a get-a-way to the picturesque Eden District.

The Black Bull is a beautiful pub and hotel/restaurant, and we are looking for a unique leader to define its success story with us. It is the perfect pub for a highly experienced and detailed obsessed operator. You’ll be used to high volume and get a real kick out of driving sales through leading a big team.

The Black Bull Hotel has it all! It boasts a busy bar, bustling restaurant and nine well-presented letting rooms. The pub has already proven itself in terms of what it can do. However, now it needs someone who can take the helm at pace and push it to the next level!

Get in touch if you relish this challenge! Use the live chat button to talk to a specialist online or complete the enquiry form – both at the bottom of this page.

The Location

The Black Bull sits imposingly on the main road through the village of Kirkby Stephen. Kirkby Stephen is increasingly becoming a hotspot for visitors and tourists to the area, with walking and cycling groups using the town as a stop-off or stayover location.

Many visitors to Lake District will also pass through the village and choose it as a great place to stop for refreshments.  But Kirkby Stephen is also a bustling location in its own right with several antique shops, restaurants, cafés, and a visitor centre. This picturesque, rural village has won many awards from Cumbria/Britain in Bloom.

The surrounding area attracts walkers, ramblers, and climbers, with the Kirkby Mountain Rescue team always on hand to help the more intrepid explorer.

The Partnership

Ready to run your own business, manage your own team and define your own wage structure? Love working closely with an Operations Manager to build an incredible pub legacy with uncompromising standards and stand out guest experience? Then the Punch Managed Partnership is the perfect option for you.

Alongside tonnes of day to day support and a brilliant framework to grow your business, we give you an uncapped cut of top line turnover to pay yourself and your team – it’s your structure to own. We understand how important it is for the pub operator to completely own their own team.

In our Partnerships, we love pub obsessed entrepreneurs that help us lead the industry. We love to partner with people that help us create pub legacies that stand the test of time and become the hub of their community. We get that every pub has its own distinct character, so your Operations Manager will work closely with you to understand the true identity of your business, we can then help support you amplifying this, it’s a partnership after all!

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