Could you run this Dorchester pub?

Situated in the centre of Dorchester, this high street mainstream pub has a strong local following and is well known throughout the area for its live music and sports offer. There’s an untapped opportunity to develop and introduce a basic, small food menu to boost revenue here, and the pub also offers letting accommodation.

We’re looking for a community focused operator who also has strong high street marketing skills.  Some food knowledge is preferable, to tap into the opportunity to establish a basic menu here.

The pub and location

This Cask Marque accredited pub is an open plan trading operation, with a large public bar opening onto a designated area for live music plus a separate pool and darts space. Live TV sports are shown and free WiFi is offered throughout. Outside, there’s a small beer garden to the rear and a smoking solution. The pub has benefits from a suite of 5 letting rooms.

Hardys sits in a great location near to Brewers Square in the centre of Dorchester and on the main route into and out of town. Well situated for shops, parking, taxis and passing footfall, the pub is in a great position to attract and capture passing trade.

Private accommodation

The domestic accommodation consists of three bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge. Punch will ensure that this accommodation is in good order.

About the agreement

Our Tenancy agreements vary between 3 – 5 years offer a flexible approach to running your own pub business. Your pub will be ready to trade, with carefully tailored food and drinks menus in place which you can evolve as you go along.

You will receive a high level of support and everything you need to run a successful business. From the beginning, you will have dedicated Operations Manager, plus access to training and development, business planning, operations and accounting expertise.

Once you’ve completed the 5-day induction course we’ll provide you with ongoing support to help you maximise the efficiency, sales and profitability of your pub. This includes helping you decide on the right drinks offer, guidance on margin and support creating a marketing plan to build for continued success. To help market your pub, we also offer lots of support and advice.

Punch Tenancy agreements have shared repairs liability, we will help you manage your ongoing repairing obligations. We do this by operating a repairs and maintenance fund for all new agreements.

* The calculation of the initial Ingoing Costs assumes a minimum deposit (£3,000 or £6,000) plus 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

Initial Deposit*
Full Deposit
Legal Fees
Maintenance Fund Per Week
Fixtures and Fittings Weekly Rent
Working Capital
£2,000 - £4,000
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Annual Rent
Forecasted Annual Wet Turnover
Forecasted Annual Food Turnover
Forecasted Annual Letting Room Turnover
Forecasted Annual Other Turnover
5 Year Tenancy

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