The Cricketers is an epic pub, sitting in the heart of Gillingham and is well loved by the local community who have made it their venue of choice for all their occasions.
This is a true locals haven and we are on the lookout for a Management Company to run this pub ensuring it thrives at the heart of the community. Knowledge of the Medway Towns would help to form early and lasting relationships as strong community ties are really important. The ideal company will bring a passion for sport, with the knowledge to drive this side of the business, to make the pub the place to be on match day. A proven track record for hosting epic sporting events with a plan to engage with local teams would also be beneficial.
Flexibility is key here, providing an epic environment for all occasions, with an eye for quality, pouring that perfect pint every time. Experience in managing a vibrant local and leading a large team will really put you on the path to success. There is no call for a foodie here, but experience in delivering a delicious food menu and comfort to jump in the kitchen when needed is ideal.
Saturday’s nights at the Cricketers are famous and so we’re looking for a Management Company with a history in hosting memorable nights. Weekend events have the potential to sell out here, and it’s important the Cricketers remains a safe environment to party. It is also key to have an exciting stream of innovative ideas to hit the ground running, maximising the pub 7 days a week and meeting local demand. Atmosphere management is key here, switching the pub from sport to party night seamlessly, whilst catering for a growing food business. It does not happen by luck; it happens because of you!
The Cricketers offers a good time whenever you visit, there will always be someone you know, and the guests are loyal and care about the Pub.
Situated a short walk from Gillingham FC, The Cricketers is ideal for locals to celebrate their victory or commiserate together. Match days are a huge opportunity with a beautiful beer garden that is a great place to enjoy a pint with friends. The Cricketers has sperate dining, bar and sports areas, offering something for everyone every night of the week
The opportunity comes with spacious domestic accommodation, covering the length of the building with 4 bedrooms, a large living space, kitchen, and office.
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 is 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!
This is a hands-on opportunity to be a key part of a great community. The Cricketers has great potential to extend its guest base outside of the local area and provides endless opportunities- you will never be bored that’s for sure! Innovative thinking will continue the growth of this great pub and keep guests coming back time and time again.