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Jolly Crofter, Stockport


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The Jolly Crofter is a gem nestled in the vibrant atmosphere of Edgeley High Street, enjoying a prim...

The Jolly Crofter is a gem nestled in the vibrant atmosphere of Edgeley High Street, enjoying a prime location just a stone’s throw away from Edgeley Park, home to Stockport County’s Stadium. On match days, the pub thrives as the designated hub for fans, drawing in a bustling crowd and benefiting from high foot traffic. Throughout the week, the Jolly Crofter remains a cherished spot within the community, renowned for its live sports coverage and bustling darts teams. Its welcoming ambiance and lively atmosphere make it a popular haunt for locals and visitors alike. Positioned conveniently next to a betting shop and surrounded by residential streets, the Jolly Crofter enjoys a central location that adds to its appeal. Whether it’s cheering on your favourite team, enjoying a pint with friends, or engaging in a friendly game of darts, this pub offers something for everyone.

Pub Layout

The “Crofter” is small and compact but don’t let that fool you as it is busy from opening right through until close, and on Match days the customers spill out on to the street. Situated at the head of the High Street, the Jolly Crofter serves as both the first and last call on the circuit for many locals. Upon entering, guests are greeted by a dynamic layout that caters to various interests and preferences. To the right of the entrance lies the bustling bar area, complete with a dartboard and multiple TVs broadcasting live sports events. Here, patrons can enjoy a refreshing drink while catching up on the latest matches or engaging in friendly competition on the dartboard. The mix of loose and fixed seating ensures there’s space for everyone to relax and enjoy themselves. On the left side there is comfortable seating and an area which can be used for cribs and dominoes, the area provides the perfect setting for casual games and relaxed conversations among friends.

The Jolly Crofter is a true High St pub that benefits from additional footfall on match days being so close to the local football stadium. It shows live sports throughout the week and has space for darts, Crib and Dominoes. With weekend entertainment available, it attracts customers from the many pubs, restaurants and takeaways on the high street circuit and Edgeley is fast becoming the local place to be. It goes without saying the new operator will have experience in running a sports venue close to a stadium, a Stockport County Fan would be ideal! And they would strive to put community at the heart of everything that goes on making the Jolly Crofter the central pub on the busy high street.

Private Accommodation

The Jolly Crofter offers more than just a lively pub atmosphere; it also provides comfortable and convenient private accommodation on the first floor. With three bedrooms, a kitchen, lounge, and bathroom, this space is ideal for a couple or a family seeking a cosy retreat.

Security deposit: £2,000

No rent applicable on this agreement

This opportunity is for you to run your pub as a self-employed manager. Admiral Taverns take care of all the running costs including rates, utilities, stock and day to day running costs whilst you take home 18.5% of the net weekly sales, all employment costs relating to your staff and any council tax and TV licence for the residential quarters.

All new operators have comprehensive free training as part of their agreement.

  • 7 Steps to Sales Success Training Programme.  Held online over two days, you will learn marketing and business strategies that will help you to grow sales in your pub – step-by-step.
  • E-Learning Training for you and your staff. Featuring more than 30 courses for both you and your staff, you’ll have access to a wide range of topics from Compliance, Health and Safety to Personal Development and Wellbeing.

Mark Knibbs the Business Development Manager is seeking an applicant who has a good a understanding of the local marketplace as well as being community focused with a good knowledge of Sports. Experience in running a similar venue would be advantageous and applicants must have the right sales focused ideas to maximise sales before and after games whilst ensuring customers are served in a safe environment. You will need to plan and execute weekly entertainment such as Quiz nights, Bingo, Karaoke and live music and ensure a return is made on your weekly entertainment allowance. The Jolly Crofter is small but has a mighty reputation and a fantastic following by Stockport County Fans and travelling away fans and needs an experienced community and sports obsessed operator.

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