A pub just as perfect for popping in for a pint as it is for sharing a midweek pizza with friends or an epic Sunday Roast with the family – with strong ties to the wealthy community
Are you an enthusiastic, charismatic, and local pub operator with a keen eye for detail? If so, the Hiltonbury Farmhouse in Chandlers Ford could be for you.
We’re looking for a talented operator with proven real-ale experience, someone with a passion for all things food and drink. You’ll enjoy playing host, focusing on high-quality service, leading an efficient team and nurturing the guest relationship. Your genuine care and commitment to the business, guests and your team will create the optimum atmosphere and drive a healthy profit.
You’ll maintain an excellent relationship with a creative kitchen team who work well under pressure creating quality dishes perfectly the first time. We’re looking for someone process-driven and detail-orientated. You’ll also have excellent interpersonal skills, immersing yourself in the local community.
The pub and location
The Hiltonbury Farmhouse sits in the affluent town of Chandlers Ford, west of the M3 between the historic city of Winchester and bustling, thriving Southampton. You’ll capitalise on the footfall to local attractions close by, namely: The New Forest, Peppa Pig World and the National Trust property of Mottisfont.
The vision for the pub is to be the most popular in the area and a destination venue for food. It’s a quintessentially English pub. Picture open fires crackling, cask and craft beer pouring, big wines and delicious food serving, and characterful guests soaking up the atmosphere of this great traditional pub. In the summer, outside dining is just the ticket. You’ll maximise the pub’s justified reputation for outstanding real ale, which will continue to be a large part of its attraction.
With the building dating back to as early as the 16th Century, the farmhouse has long been a feature of Chandlers Ford. After significant investment, guests enjoy the heated pods outside with a heated pergola.
As you walk in from the car park, the pub opens with a large pizza oven on the right-hand side of the bar. The main body of the pub surrounds the bar, with views looking outside onto the pods and the verdant, common land surrounding the pub. There is an area more suited to vertical drinkers at the end of the bar by the main entrance.
We have an investment planned for The Hiltonbury Farmhouse, maximising covers and developing the inside and outside space. We’ll also improve the flow and capacity of the kitchen and emphasise the pub’s traditional features.
There is no on-site accommodation.
The Partnership – Fixed
Ready to kick start your own Management Company, manage your own team, and define your own wage structure? Love working closely with an Operations Manager in providing the right management services to build an incredible pub legacy with uncompromising standards and stand out guest experience? Then the Punch Management Partnership Contract is the perfect option.
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. We understand how important it is for a Management Company to completely own their own team.
In Management Partnerships, we love pub obsessed Management Companies with an entrepreneurial spirit that can help us lead the industry. We love to engage Management Companies 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 our Operations Manager will work closely with the Management Company to understand the true identity of the business, we can then help support and amplify this as part of the Management Partnership model.
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