The Person  

We are looking for someone dynamic, with the flair to take the Cricketers to the next phase of its success story. It is essential that you have strong leadership and marketing knowhow to drive sales and superb service through a strong tried and tested team.  

Excellent hospitality skills are crucial, as this is a busy village local as well as a destination food pub. Planning functions and events, exceptional hosting and the ability to drive cover turn are all crucial to your success.  

You will have experience of running a busy kitchen and managing a team, take pride in delivering an exceptional pint of beer, with standards that are second to none. With the pub having its own bespoke menu, and using some of the best locally sourced produce, it is essential that you have knowledge of developing your own menu, complete with daily specials, and all that entails. Local knowledge is an advantage, as you will be at the heart of village life and be proud of the tight knit community you serve. You enjoy rallying round your team and community to create great memories and events for the whole of the families in the neighbourhood. 

 The Pub  

The Cricketers is a chocolate box pub situated right in the heart of the village of Shroton (Iwerne Courtney)six miles north of Blandford Forum.  

The pub benefits from a car park to the front, with a large garden to the side and the popular cricketer pitch is found less than a hundred yards to the rear.  

The Cricketers has one trading area, although the bar naturally separates this into more of a drinking area towards the front of the pub, with dining at the middle and rear.  

 The garden and pub are popular with the large number of walkers and dog owners who come to the village and use the pub as the start and end points of their walk. With the picturesque cricket pitch located at the rear, a key part of your success will be driven by the relationship that is nurtured and built up with the team and committee. 

The Partnership – Fixed 

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!   

The Opportunity  

Have you got what it takes to make the Countryman the go to food destination pub in the area? Are you the host with the most, who will become a local celebrity? 

There is accommodation above the pub putting you front and centre in the village. As part of the partnership you will be able to really invest in the local community. 

 The Development / What would this pub look like if it was epic   

The pub was developed in 2017 (?) and is in excellent condition, having recently had the garden developed.  This is a unique chance for the right person to develop an epic business in a stunning part of the world.   

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