Could you run this pub?

The Bull & Dog is well positioned in Burscough and has been recently refurbished, therefore giving it plenty of potential as a destination venue. The pub is in great condition following our investment in 2018, that enhanced all trading areas and introduced a fantastic new outdoor space with an outside bar and play area.  We are now looking for an operator with drive who is keen to establish a fabulous food and drink offer.

Business facilities

The Bull & Dog offers an easy to manage open plan trading area, with a dedicated sports area and conservatory. The main bar and lounge area provides a separate snug, with an open fire and a coffee and cake area. The other trading areas allow for sports fans to keep up-to-date with Sky Sports and BT Sports. The kitchen can cater for up to 150 covers throughout. The pub has an extensive beer garden as its key attraction, with a dedicated children’s play area and the scope to offer marquee weddings and even drinks festival events throughout the summer. There’s also a smoking solution, plus 20 parking spaces.


The domestic accommodation offers spacious living with four bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge.

About the local area

The Bull & Dog benefits from a prime position on the main A59 road that passes through the large West Lancashire village of Burscough. This is a busy route between Liverpool and Preston, so the pub sees plenty of passing traffic. There’s also a retail park just behind the pub and a popular karting venue too. The affluent market town of Ormskirk is just over a mile away. There are over 27,000 adults living within a 3-mile radius, with the demographics dominated by Suburban Stability, Aspiring Homemakers and Prestige Positions.

This pub may suit

You’ll ideally be an inspiring team leader with strong business acumen. You’ll need a passion and  a desire to work at the heart of the community and the ability to set and maintain the highest of standards. You will also be experienced in providing a quality food and drink offer and driving a team to deliver fabulous service. Local knowledge would be also be an advantage.

About the Contract

Our Management Partnership is a fantastic way to run a pub on a self-employed basis, but have the comfort and support of knowing that we are right beside you to guide you through this business venture

You’ll have the peace of mind knowing that the fixed costs associated with running a small business are not yours. Leaving you free to focus entirely on delivering a great retail offer to drive sales and profit.

What’s on Offer

  • Low cost entry
  • Self-employed
  • A ready-made pub with tried and tested food and drinks offers
  • 3-year contract (3-month notice period) rent free
  • Most of the day to day running costs are covered by us
  • LOTS of support from Punch
  • Accommodation included
  • 5-day Induction course – free of charge is provided together with additional on-going training, a support package and a dedicated Operations Manager to help you develop your busines

You only pay for:

  • Labour
  • Consumables
  • Internal Maintenance

* The calculation of the initial ingoing costs assumes a minimum deposit (£3,000 or £5,000) plus legal fees. The subsequent deposit build up can be paid over the term of the contract and up to £100 per week. This can be discussed with the Operations Manager.


Financial Information

Initial Deposit*
Legal Fees
Maintenance Fund Per Week
Working Capital
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