We are looking for an experienced operator who is passionate about quality food and drinks, and your enthusiasm will be contagious. You’ll be someone who can think outside of the box and capitalise on every aspect of this beautiful pub business. The Pickering pub needs an operator with strong leadership skills who can drive sales and provide superb service. You’ll also have the savvy financial skills and business acumen to maximise all opportunities.

Excellent hosting skills are crucial, as this is a busy village local and destination pub. Guests migrate here to make memories and catch up on local gossip. You’ll be adept at running a busy kitchen and happy to jump in when needed, becoming known for serving exceptional pints, with standards that are second to none throughout the pub. You’ll be passionate about coaching your team and able to attract like-minded professionals to join them. We need someone who will plan for all the big occasions, getting stuck into the detail. Understanding the local life is essential. You’ll be at the heart of village life and be proud of the tight-knit community you serve.

The pub and area

Situated in the idyllic village of Thelwall, The Pickering Arms dates from the 16th century. The interior comes laden with period charm – warm, cosy colours, low beams, exposed stone walls and open fires. You’ll capitalise on a well-loved menu featuring classic dishes and the traditional Sunday Roast! You’ll also take advantage of the flexible interior space to host diverse events and ample parking.

The ideal partner will market the wide range of cask ales, wines at sensible prices and premium spirits. They’ll showcase the extensive garden terrace, perfect for relaxing, having a party or simply enjoying ‘al fresco’ drinking and dining. Plus, the ‘all singing, all dancing’ catering kitchen helps support high volume servings during the summer months.

The Pickering is the hub of the village and is a popular stop-off spot for dog walkers and ramblers, attracting many visitors during the summer months.

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 a standout 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 the 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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