Could you run this pub?

Are you ready to take on an exciting new challenge and become the proud owner of a thriving pub in the heart of Carlisle? Look no further than the Cumberland Inn, located in the bustling entertainment district of Botchergate!

The pub and location

As a seasoned entrepreneur passionate about delivering exceptional customer experiences, you’ll love the opportunity to put your stamp on this traditional three-story pub.

The Cumberland Inn boasts a stunning interior with beautifully preserved oak panelling, a spacious bar area, and four large-screen TVs perfect for sports enthusiasts.

Upstairs, you’ll find a versatile function room with a separate entrance, ideal for hosting private events, live music performances, or even a restaurant venture. This space offers tremendous potential for growth, and you can tailor it to suit your unique vision. You can also take full advantage of the well-equipped kitchen area.

As the new publican, you’ll have the chance to maximise the pub’s reputation for late-night weekend parties, DJ sets, karaoke, and live entertainment. With a 3 a.m. license on weekends and 1 a.m. during the week, the possibilities for extended operating hours and themed events are endless. Plus, with nearby hotels, restaurants, and fast food chains, you’ll benefit from a built-in clientele eager for a lively nightlife experience.

Ideal Publican

To succeed at the Cumberland Inn, we’re looking for an energetic and innovative publican with a background in managing late-night establishments. If you have a flair for creating memorable experiences and delivering top-notch service, we want to hear from you! Food experience isn’t essential, as the focus here is on wet sales, but having a vision for tailoring the upstairs space to its fullest is advantageous.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to write the next chapter in the storied history of the Cumberland Inn. Apply now to become the proud proprietor of this iconic watering hole and make your mark on Carlisle’s vibrant social scene!

Private accommodation

You’ll enjoy a two-bedroom flat, providing the perfect living arrangements for you and your family. Enjoy the convenience of being just steps away from your place of business while still maintaining a comfortable home life.

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 you a peace 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 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

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Financial Information

Legal Fees
Maintenance Fund Per Week
Fixtures and Fittings Weekly Rent
Working Capital
£10,000 - £12,000
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Annual Rent
Forecasted Annual Wet Turnover
Forecasted Annual Other Turnover
Flexible Tenancy

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