To apply for a public house, you can either use our online application, or you can download an application form. We are also able to send you an application pack in the post.
If you do not have a specific pub in mind then you can send in a general application form and we can then keep you up to date with any new vacancies that may suit you.
Before you apply please make sure you view our ‘Running a Pub’ page. It is important that you are completely aware of the amount of capital you will need to invest, as well as the commitment that will be required to run your own business.
When your application is received, we will conduct a credit check and check through the information you have provided. You will then be contacted by telephone within 48 hours to let you know that we have received your application and to discuss any areas we need to. One of our Area Managers will contact you in a further 24 hours to discuss your application.
If you are not interested in a specific pub you will be interviewed by an Area Manager, usually for the geographical area you are interested in. You will then be kept informed of future opportunities within Hall & Woodhouse that we think may suit you.
If your application for a specific pub is progressed you will be asked to complete a Business Plan which will detail what your plans are for the business as well as your forecast Profit and Loss and account and Cash Flow. We will provide you with available information to help you complete this, including drinks volumes supplied by us to the pub over the last three years, the rateable value and our explanation of how we have calculated the rent figure. We advise you to take independent professional advice when putting your Business Plan together.
Your Business Plan will be reviewed by the Area Manager, and he will then organise a final meeting for you with Matt Kearsey, Business Partnerships Director. If you are successful you will receive an offer letter from us which you will be asked to sign and return.
Your agreement will then be produced and your Area Manager will organise a pre-change meeting. This meeting will include ensuring you understand our agreement in detail, as well as the year one support package, training and our Hall and Woodhouse Code of Practice. At this meeting the change date and details will be confirmed.
On the day of change your Area Manager will be there to ensure everything goes smoothly. This process from application to change date takes three months on average.
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