The Cricketers provides the chance to take on a well-established, stable business that has the scope to excel with continued community engagement.

We’re looking for talented and experienced operators who will:

– Lead from the front and be the face of the business, engaging the immediate locals with the many regular diners who travel from the surrounding towns and villages.

– Seek to always over-deliver guest experiences in a structured and disciplined manner.

– Be passionate, approachable, and engaging people-person, instilling the pub within the heart of the community.

– Have a proven track record of catering experience and a passion for food. You do not necessarily need to have previously run your own food business.

– Work as a duo or with more people running it, as this is a significant business proposition currently run by a family.

– Be passionate about beer quality with a keen eye for food presentation.

– Versatile in hosting style, entertaining affluent guests, and a diverse demographic.

– Be keen, enthusiastic, hands-on, charming, and an aspirational Gordon Ramsay.

– Draw on previous hospitality experience to lead the team. You’ll get a buzz out of collaborating with them (and the regulars!), excelling in service.

The Cricketers pub needs an experienced seasonal operator who can be flexible with their business needs.

The pub and location

The Cricketers is located in the village of Irwene Courtney just north of Blandford and nestled in the heart of the Dorset countryside. This idyllic Dorset village isn’t as sleepy as it may first appear, with active local community groups, a spacious village cricket ground (hence the pub name!) and plenty of walking activity.

The pub is in tip-top condition, but we are looking to add an attractive small barn to the garden to provide a cosy external space for guests to enjoy throughout the year. The heart of the pub is the traditional country bar enveloped with an attractive tiled floor in the main areas and an open fire. Next to the bar is a bright yet relaxing dining room for forty covers and French doors out onto the well-proportioned garden.

The outside space is a real winner. Mainly laid to lawn, it provides a sheltered spot to relax for drinkers and diners alike. There is a small car park immediately to the front, and additional parking is available on the roadside.

The domestic living area is plentiful, boasting four large bedrooms alongside the kitchen, bathroom and living room. You’ll also discover a small studio apartment in the garden, perfect to attract and accommodate extra helping hands.

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 the business, we provide an uncapped cut of top line turnover to pay yourself and your team in exchange for your Management Company providing the management services at the pub – it’s your structure to own, subject to management company costs including, but not limited to, staff costs, minor repairs and maintenance at the pub, security/door staff and insurance. We understand how important it is for a Management Company 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!

See the full benefits of our Management Partnership Agreements.

Chat to a recruitment advisor now about this pub business opportunity.

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