The Chalk & Cheese 

Enjoy a warm, cosy, and friendly village pub in beautiful Maiden Newton, Dorset. Locals love its traditional homemade pub grub, great drinks, and cask marque ales to complement. Not to mention the live entertainment evenings when you will host bingo, quiz nights, and occasional live music.

We need a Publican with the character to captivate the locals and visitors to the area alike. You’ll capitalise on the sociability of the pub’s beer garden and a skittle alley that guests can hire as a function room to host gatherings for celebrations.

If you love serving traditional pub grub, real ales, and cider, this is the pub for you. The Chalk & Cheese has a reputation for rustic and tasty pub grub; guests love it because the food is well-priced and comprises locally sourced ingredients.

You’ll operate an open plan trading space with a bar and restaurant area (30 covers). There’s also a catering kitchen and a separate multipurpose function and skittle room with the capacity for 40 covers. Guests enjoy the pub’s Sky Sports and WIFI, and the garden is ideal for whiling away the summer hours.

Ideal Operator

Are you an outgoing community operator? We need you! Someone committed to creating quality food, providing high standards of service to all customers, and showcasing the pub on social media channels.

The Area

Maiden Newton is a village and civil parish which lies within West Dorset, just nine miles northwest of the county town of Dorchester. You’ll find it nearby the River Frome, surrounded by the hills of the Dorset Downs, extremely popular with walkers.

The pub is also local to Maiden Newton railway station and has residents within easy walking distance. You’ll also benefit from visits from customers to a couple of small businesses in the vicinity. The A356 main road also passes through the village.

The Accommodation

Above the pub, you will discover three private bedrooms, a private kitchen, and a lounge.

About the Agreement

We love working with experienced entrepreneurs and we’re happy to be flexible with our agreements and products to match your business and vision.

Our Flexible Tenancy agreement offers a piece of mind approach to running your own pub business for a total term of up to 5-years with a flexible notice period. We also offer flexible deposit options, with build ups from as little as £1,000 as well as flexible price bands and release fees which are available.

Whatever the agreement, with Punch you always get:

A progressive pub company – winners of the Publican Awards 2022!

  • Industry leading investment with a whole world of possibilities
  • Industry leading training, with our Academy and Kitchen
  • Industry leading e-commerce platform – Punch Buying Club
  • Expert coaching and advice every step of the way

* The calculation of the initial Ingoing Costs assumes a minimum deposit, £1,000 & 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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Financial Information

Minimum 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

Forecasted Annual Wet Turnover
Forecasted Annual Food Turnover
Forecasted Annual Other Turnover
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