Are you a gregarious and ambitious hospitality professional who loves people? Are you looking for a local sports boozer at the heart of a community? If so, you could help The Mallard to take flight!

We are looking for a business-savvy and creative Management Partner who loves being at the very centre of a lively, local community. Guests at The Mallard are big supporters of local causes, so you will love to host fundraisers, sponsor community sports teams, host big and small sports events, live entertainment, and lend a hand if your neighbourhood needs you.

Supporting community initiatives is a huge part of what makes the pub special, and locals need someone with good banter and family values at the helm. You will know what locals like to drink before they order. You will be an engaging operator full of life and energy who can maximise the food and drink provision at your pub. That is not to mention capitalising on the potential goldmine trading space in the pub garden! You will be all about charity, family, and sport, and be savvy with social media events, posts, and advertising, marketing your pub to the local masses.

The Mallard needs a fastidious sports enthusiast at the helm who constantly goes all out to provide guests with the best possible experience. You will bring events to life for the community in their lively local. You will also be an old school operator keeping your cellar organised and perfectly clean.

It’s all about quality bang for your buck at this pub. Product quality, customer service, setting impeccable standards and presentation are second nature to you. You will be proud of your fish and chips, best in class gammon, dirty burgers, and your Sunday roast will be an art form, combining our pub classic menu with a Sunday Carvery. We will need our partner to have experience in high volume pub food.

But the optimum operator needs an excellent team behind them. You will recruit, train, and empower your staff to follow your lead, providing the best possible guest experience every time.

You will provide a proper ale drinking area and put the pub on the map for quality pints! Regulars will accept nothing less than a five-star cask marque. Guests may come alone, but they will leave as part of the Mallard family.

Get in touch if you relish this challenge! Use the live chat button to talk to a specialist online or complete the enquiry form – both at the bottom of this page.

The Pub

The Mallard provides an unrivalled opportunity with a fantastic refurbishment planned in Autumn 2021. Set approximately 1.5 miles from Ilkeston town centre, the pub enjoys an extensive residential catchment area whilst bordering open countryside.

You will enjoy the best of both worlds here, as The Mallard is a local community pub with the added benefit of being a desirable destination to dine in. Although largely open-plan, the Mallard is well zoned. The entrance from the car park opens into a traditional bar area where you will find regulars chewing the fat and discussing the latest gossip while enjoying a few pints of your impeccably kept ale.

To the right, you will find a state-of-the-art sports viewing area leading out to a covered terrace. Here you will find more external TVs for all year round sports fans. Both Sky and BT Sports available with a quieter seating area for drinking and dining located to the left of the catering kitchen. There will be circa 100 covers internally.

The kitchen is also well proportioned, and we will refit it as part of the planned project.

To the rear of the property, there are expansive gardens with endless opportunities, which is where the magic lies. The garden needs to be more strategically zoned to capitalise on this goldmine, which would provide the perfect backdrop for family fun days, an extensive local craft fair, charity music festivals, a beer and cider extravaganza. There will be about 200 covers.

Directly in front of the pub on the left will be a newly created external drinking/ dining area, which would be a great place to sit and catch the sun’s rays. The large car park serves approximately 50 cars.

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.

See the full benefits of our Management Partnership Agreements

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

Financial Information

Initial Deposit*
Working Capital
Street Check
Click Here

Business Information

Forecasted Annual Wet Turnover
Forecasted Annual Food Turnover
Management Partnership

Relevant Downloads

Enquire about this pub

Keep me up to date via email with:

People Who Viewed Mallard also Viewed:

Red Lion


The Red Lion is an epic community pub with a great reputation for food. We are on the look out for a managemen...

  • Agreement Type:

    Management Partnerships
  • Exp. Earnings:



  • 80 Covers
  • 5 Rooms

Cavendish Arms

Doveridge, Ashbourne

Could you run this Doveridge pub? Are you a community-focused publican? Have you the vision, social nature, an...

  • Agreement Type:

  • Rent :

    £308 PW


  • 20 Spaces
  • 35 Covers



Could you run this pub in Killamarsh? The Crown is a well-loved village pub located at the heart of Killamarsh...

  • Agreement Type:

  • Rent:

    £558 PW


  • 20 Spaces

Your Questions Answered

Your Questions Answered

This site uses cookies.
By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here.