Could you run this pub in Gloucester?

The Old Forge Inn is a gorgeous, late 15th-century building situated on the edge of Whitminster Village. It’s a traditional country pub with a large car park for twenty vehicles, a spacious beer garden and picturesque views of the surrounding areas.

The garden oozes trading potential with lots of seating for guests to relax and enjoy in the summer and to nestle in the heated smoking area during winter and late summer evenings. The pub boasts tasty cask ales and cask marque accreditation lagers, ciders and ales on draught, wines, spirits, and soft drinks.

If you enjoy hosting events, this is the pub for you. Guests love the live music events, karaoke, parties on the patio and festivals. They also enjoy home-cooked traditional pub fayre and popular Sunday lunches.

The Old Forge Inn is also the pub for you if you love sports, as Sky and BT sports are a fantastic addition to the offer. New bespoke signage has also given The Old Forge Inn a prominent roadside presence.

You’ll be taking the reins of a spacious bar with two trading areas: the main bar feels traditional, warm, and cosy with screens showing sports games. You’ll also discover a separate 24-capacity seater restaurant away from the bar area for a quieter dining experience or function. The savvy operator will take advantage of the spacious beer garden.

About the local area

Whitminster is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, on the A38. It’s about 10 km south of Gloucester and 10 km northwest of Stroud. Whitminster is a fast-growing village close to the M5 motorway, with Bristol, South Wales, and the south Midlands all within an hour’s drive. Recent developments are taking place, boosting the population. Whitminster is ten minutes from Slimbridge Wildlife Trust and twenty minutes from Cheltenham.

Ideal operator/s

We’re looking for a passionate operator with a hospitality background. Experience with catering/running a food business is essential.

You’ll be the face of this beautiful country pub and at the heart of the village community. You’ll also be confident in delegating to a well-trained and engaging team whilst governing all aspects of the business. You will lead by example, ensuring consistency throughout the kitchen to the cellar.

We’re looking for a Publican with a proven track record of managing seasonal peaks in the summer and Christmas. You’ll become an integral part of the local community. You’ll also be knowledgeable in food and drink and will be proud to deliver excellent training to your staff. You’ll aim to have the best standards and service for miles.

You’ll also be committed to driving sales using all available platforms for marketing and take pride in everything you do.


There are three bedrooms, a private kitchen, and a lounge.

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 a piece 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 deposit options, with build ups from as little as £1,000 as well as 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

* The calculation of the initial Ingoing Costs assumes a minimum deposit, £1,000 & 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

Minimum Deposit*
Full Deposit
Legal Fees
Maintenance Fund Per Week
Fixtures and Fittings Weekly Rent
Working Capital
£2,000 - £4,000
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Forecasted Annual Wet Turnover
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