Could you run this pub?
The Castle of Comfort is a Cask Marque community pub which sits in the centre of the village of Medsted, Hampshire. It has a beautiful traditional country pub appearance and is known for serving quality pub food including a Sunday Roast and drinks alongside cask ales. The pub offers a welcoming spacious beer garden s and plenty of outdoor seating for the summer months and open countryside surrounds the village attracting walkers and cyclists to the pub, alongside those who drive there from the local area for food and drinks. The pub is about 4 miles from the market town of Alton, 10 miles from Basingstoke with access to the M3 and main line rail links.

Business facilities
The pub offers two bar areas, both suitable for eating and drinking with wood burning stoves creating a lovely atmosphere especially on cold days and evenings in each bar, there is also a covered area outside to the front of the pub which offers a great opportunity to be outside but protected from the elements. The pub offers parking for up to 15 cars, WFi and a kitchen.
We will ensure that the pub is in great condition with property standards work and internal and external decoration new signs and lighting.

The private accommodation with this pub will include two bedrooms, living room bathroom and toilet, and the kitchen is a joint one with the pub.

About the local area
This pub sits in the centre of the small village of Medsted which is situated on the North Hampshire Downs, this picturesque village is surrounded by open countryside with lots of places to walk and cycle, although in countryside the pub is also within easy reach of the busy town of Basingstoke which offers all the facilities one would expect, nearer is Alton with the Watercress railway and Jane Austin’s museum.

This pub may suit
This is a great opportunity Ideal for first time operator/ partners looking for a village environment, with scope to increase the trade both wet and dry, you will have drive and enthusiasm and a real ability to build great local relationships as well as ensuring consistent service and standards to those who visit.

About our Agreement

Our Tenancy agreements vary between 3 – 5 years and 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 a dedicated Punch 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 Ingoing 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 a Operations Manager.

Financial Information

Initial Deposit
Full Deposit
Legal Fees
Maintenance Fund Per Week
Fixtures and Fittings Weekly Rent
Working Capital
£2,000 - £4,000
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Business Information

Weekly Rent
Forecasted Annual Wet Turnover
Forecasted Annual Food Turnover
Forecasted Annual Other Turnover
Weighted Average Discount Per Barrel
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