We’re looking for a dynamic, business savvy and hard-working operator to take charge of the bar, dining room and kitchen. You’ll lead from the front and be the face of the business.
The Queens Head presents a fantastic opportunity to be centre of the community in a beautifully presented business backing onto the Harpenden Common. Combining events including sports with consistent freshly prepared pub food.
If you are committed to driving sales and being loved by the community, then The Queens Head is for you. We’re looking for someone to transform this business from current Big Smoke Pub, to the very best Our Local Destination.
You’ll be a perfectionist, delivering consistently ambitious standards of guest service. You’ll also have the creative mind necessary to flex business needs depending on weather, season, and events. We’re looking for a talented operator with experience in delivering great pub food, events and sports, someone who puts the guest front and centre of everything they do.
The pub and location
The Queens Head is a charming well invested pub, that benefits from a beautiful courtyard garden backing onto Harpenden Common. Both external dining and dining at the side and at the rear, in the large beer garden, complete with outside bar and barbecue area.
The Queens Head is situated just under a mile from the centre of Harpenden with housing close by with a car park.
Big Smoke invested in the pub significantly in the spring of 2021, the pub is beautiful, with a country cottage feel. The decision to remove the dominance of Big Smoke beers will be very popular with locals. We will close the Queens Head for a minimum of 1 week to ensure we can relaunch this great pub to excited regulars.
The heart of the pub is the traditional country bar with scrub-topped tables and flagstone floors with a warm cosy snug and an open fire. Towards the rear garden is a relaxing dining room for thirty covers. The kitchen is located on the ground floor behind the bar, with easy access to pub and garden, food is a significant element of the business, making it the heartbeat of the pub.
The outside space is a huge business asset! The rear courtyard garden benefits from over 60 covers with an additional covered Astro turfed area, with both covered huts and stretch tent used in winter months.
Two bedroom accommodation is located on the first floor and is fully self-contained.
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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