Ideally the new Business Partner would have the knowledge to cater for an affluent community, not just with their food offer but also with their catering skills and how they portray their customer experience. They must also be able to accommodate for a variety of the area’s visitors, creating a welcoming atmosphere that everyone expects from a country pub. A passion to dispense our award-winning ales is also extremely important.
The Oddfellows is a stone’s throw away from Marlborough, a well-known town home to the famous Marlborough college. Manton is an extremely attractive area, which is appealing to locals and visitors, it is a wealthy village, and the Oddfellows is its only pub for a few miles, this benefits the trade and forms a community hub for the villagers. It has 2 separate outside spaces, a spacious garden with a children’s play area at the rear of the pub, and a courtyard at the front of the pub, covered with a stretch tent, this is ideal to use for private bookings. The double fireplace in the centre of the pub provides character and warmth to the main seating areas,
- Deposit £8,000
- Fixtures & Fittings TBC
- Stock (estimated to be) £7,000
- Working capital (minimum) £5,000
- Total (circa) without fixtures and fittings £20,000
The internal seating areas comprises of 35 covers delicately separated into three areas. The L shaped bar allows bar access to all areas of the interior. The courtyard provides additional covered seating with 35 covers, it is separate from the rear garden, yet easily accessed. The rear garden has 55 covers and benefits from well-kept children’s play equipment. The pub has a car park with 15 car space and the pub can be accessed from both the front and rear of the pub.
The private accommodation includes an open plan kitchen diner/ office space. Two bedrooms and a bathroom.
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