Taking on a pub can feel like a big challenge, but with our help, it doesn’t have to be a daunting one. As you start your journey, you’ll have the support of the Punch Recruitment Team and an Operations Manager (OM) to guide you through the whole process.

Our website will guide you through the first steps of becoming a Punch Publican and some of the important things you should consider before taking on your own pub.

1. Check out what's available

Click here to take a look at our available pubs. When you find one you like, hit enquire and we’ll give you a call. Prefer to talk to a real person? We’d love to chat to you. Click here to contact us and the team will be happy to help you with your search.

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2. Come and Meet Us

Rather meet face to face? We run regular events for you to find out all you need to know about Punch and our pubs. Check out the schedule here for more information.

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3. Let's get you trained up

What happens next? You may be new to the industry or a pub expert, either way you’ll get Punch training at our industry-leading training academy. It doesn’t stop there – we run continuous programmes to make sure you get all the support you need in your first year and beyond. 

4. Building a plan

To the planning stage – you’ll build a plan for your pub that’ll help you start off on the right foot.

5. The important bits

As for the formal bit, our team will advise you throughout the legal process, helping making sure everything is clear and jargon free.

Although being a publican can be hugely rewarding, you should take into consideration that running a pub can be a change to your lifestyle. It won’t just be the usual 9-5. You will need to work unsociable hours, including late nights and weekends.

If you haven’t got pub experience, but you think running a pub sounds right up your street, you should think about getting a part-time role in your local pub – just to make sure it’s the lifestyle for you.

When you take on a Punch pub, you must also consider the costs involved. Depending on the agreement that suits you, there could be costs involved like a deposit, fixtures and fittings, your first beer and food order, plus the legal fees associated with taking on your pub business. Don’t forget, you may also have to buy uniforms for your staff, plates, cutlery, glassware and catering equipment.

We’re committed to providing you with the best ongoing support service in the industry. Working with us means you can focus on what you do best – providing great service and warm hospitality – knowing there is a wealth of expertise and experience behind you. With access to no fewer than 12 support teams, we’ll help you cover all the critical aspects of running your own pub. We’re available to you by phone or online as and when you need us.