The White Lion proudly sits on a high street in Macclesfield, a popular evening spot in the town centre. Locals love its focus on live tv sports, entertainment, and music.

The pub presents a fantastic opportunity for a Management Partner with a lively personality who thrives in a town centre environment. We’re looking for a talented operator with a proven track record of excelling in a good-time late-night boozer.

You’ll love to innovate and engage, harnessing the power of social media to bring your pub to life. You’ll draw top reviews inspired by customers’ great memories with you. Leading by example, you’ll motivate your energetic team. We’re looking for a character. You’ll know your guests by name, what they drink and where they like to sit.

The pub and location

The White Lion sits on Mill Street within the core drinking circuit of Macclesfield, a market town in Cheshire, known historically for silk, Hovis bread and its famous canal. It’s a cultural town with music events, wedding fairs and festivals. The savvy operator will take advantage of the business opportunities from visitors to the area.

The pub comprises one open-plan trading space with booths and well-positioned TVs to enjoy major live sports. Guests let their hair down in the dedicated dance floor space and live entertainment area, and there’s a kitchen catering for up to forty covers. You’ll find a flight darts focus area for self-scoring automated darts at the back.

Guests also bask in the spacious beer garden with many benches and tables during the summer with an outside bar that pops up from another building and provides a key point of interest for guests enjoying fine weather. When it is colder, guests migrate to the sidebar with an external building with a TV. The pub has no parking, but this is not an issue as there are good transport links and plenty of passing trade. You’ll keep the traditional pub cellar in good running order.


You’ll have three private bedrooms, a kitchen, and a lounge. Living on-site will enable you to ingratiate yourself with the community.

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 stand out 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 their 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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