The Johnson Arms prides itself on being the best local, catering for guests needs in a warm and relaxed environment. You’ll find the pub just down the road from the University of Nottingham and the Queen’s Medical Centre, making it the ideal haunt for students, NHS staff and people visiting loved ones.

Guests come for the quality food and fantastic real ales, complemented by a comprehensive range of lagers, ciders, wines, spirits, fresh coffee, and soft drinks. They also enjoy hearty pub grub. The delicious menu includes smoked haddock in cheddar sauce and a beef and ale stew, not to mention the dirty grills and slap-up burgers!

You’ll also love this pub if you’re a sports enthusiast. Guests watch Sky Sports showing some of the best sporting events you would expect to see. And on a Monday, they get stuck into the quiz night! In the summer months, it’s all about relaxing with a cold refreshing pint in the pub’s large beer garden. Whether they’re a local or just visiting, the pub’s friendly team will always make them feel at home.

The Pub and Location

The Johnson Arms is located approximately 1.5 miles south of Nottingham City centre in a suburb called Lenton, which has changed significantly over the last few years. Most people in the area are now university students or NHS staff. It’s quirky, cool and oozes community spirit.

The Johnson Arms is a large, detached building with two main trading areas. You’ll find a bar and covered pergola to the rear. These are good size rooms with 50 covers in the bar, 30 covers on raised deck under the covered pergola, and 100 + covers externally. You’ll find the kitchen situated on the lower ground floor. It’s a large galley kitchen with a storage room.

Our vision is for this to be the go-to pub for the best pint. Somewhere friends and colleagues gather, new friends meet, and experiences are shared. You’ll serve a great range of premium drinks. Local cask ale is a big footfall driver. Demand for craft beers is also high, aligned with the all-day food offering and Sky and BT sporting events.

The Ideal Operator

You’ll have a passion for beer and ‘real ale’ festivals. You’ll also take pride in the quality of food you serve. Previous hospitality and training and recruitment experience are essential. You’ll also have a proven track record of running a business that engages with locals and new guests alike, creating strong community links. We need a lively, quirky, and characterful Management Partner keen to host regular events, and promote and capitalise upon all areas of the business


There are three bedrooms with a living room, kitchen, and a bathroom, all in good order, on the first floor.

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!

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