The Ship in Distress is a busy community local that sits in the historic village of Stanpit, Christchurch on the Dorset south coast. Well-loved by both regulars and visitors to the area for its quality food and drink offer this pub is in a fantastic location.
We are looking for a dynamic Management Company with the drive and passion to take the Ship in Distress to the next phase of its success story. Strong leadership and marketing know-how will be essential here to drive sales and superb service through a strong tried and tested team. Experience of running a busy kitchen and managing a team, that takes immense pride in delivering exceptional standards that are second to none.
Excellent hospitality skills and a passion for planning and hosting regular events at the pub as well as the ability to drive cover turn will be the key to success.
This pub will thrive with a Management Company that is passionate about building their business around a strong team and community ensuring the Ship in Distress remains the place to create great memories and events where everyone is welcome.
The Ship in Distress is a 300 year old pub in Stanpit, a small community between Christchurch and the very popular golden beaches of Mudeford. The pub itself is only minutes from the sea and in a previous life was very popular with smugglers, hence the name!
The pub received a transformational investment in Spring 2020 creating a fittingly traditional nautical theme which pays tribute to its coastal location. A cosy snug, centred around the fire welcomes you as you walk through the door with the bar in front of you, focussing on selling excellent real ale. The restaurant area is towards the rear, complete with table service station, booths, a variety of seating choices.
The crowning glory for the pub is the beautiful garden that wraps around the side and rear of the pub. Beautifully decorated this large space welcomes guests to enjoy all this great pub has to offer, from an alfresco dining experience to an evening drink whilst taking the dog for a walk. It’s the perfect setting both day and night.
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.
Taking the helm and being your own boss of a Management Company working with the support of the Operations Manager to ensure the Ship in Distress is the best pub in the area.
With good domestic accommodation available above the pub, The Ship in Distress offers a great opportunity to, be at the heart of the business and the community it serves.
The foundations are already here for you to build upon. This beautiful, historic pub now has the space, look and layout to achieve epic things.
It’s the detail that will make such a difference and simple touches such as clearly defining the service style and stamping your personality on the business to give life and ambience.