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Old Sal, Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 5SN

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Agreement Type

Operator Managed
  • Full Sky & TNT package
  • Versatile function room
  • Superb location

The Old Sal is a great opportunity, it is a large detached pub located next to the local shop, in the centre of a very large demographic of housing and is well supported by the local community. It is just a few miles from the bustling city centre of Stoke on Trent and benefits from great transport links.

Pub Layout

The Old Sal is a welcoming and well-designed pub. The combination of open-plan layout with carefully arranged seating creates a cosy atmosphere for all, the well-stocked bar servery is likely a focal point and provides a wide range of drink options. The eclectic mix of both tiles and carpeted areas creates a balance of welcoming spaces, whether customers want to watch sports on the televisions or have a casual catch-up. There is both Ladies and Gents toilets and a disabled toilet facility in the corridor supporting both lounge bar and function room. There is a rear beer garden also between main pub and rear car park.  The pub has a large car park to the rear off a rear beer garden area.

We believe in fostering a sense of community in all our Proper Pubs. To achieve this, the pub will need to embrace diversity and consistently deliver top-notch retail standards and a varied rhythm of the week. The vibrant entertainment program will need to ensure there’s something for everyone. The pub has its own darts & pool teams which play regularly with both home and away matches.  There is an established product range, enticing promotions, and excellent value for our valued customers along side this there is full sky sports and TNT package. The additional function room is a valuable asset that can serve as a versatile space for various events. Hosting community events and children’s parties not only provides a service to the local area but also helps solidify your pub’s position as a community hub. Functions can be catered for by external caters as the pub does not have a trade kitchen.

Private Accommodation

The private accommodation is located on the first floor of the pub with four bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and lounge. There is also an office on the ground floor.

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.

Steph Briggs  the Business Development Manager is looking for an experienced operator who is willing to embed themselves into this community and deliver outstanding results. Your personality needs to shine through with it being such a community focused pub, this would ideally suited to an experience management couple or an energetic single operator, preferably with event hosting experience also to cease the function room opportunities within the business. A good local knowledge would be an advantage. Maintaining high-quality standards in all aspects of the business, from customer service to cleanliness and presentation, is crucial for creating a positive reputation and attracting and retaining customers. The operator should be able to plan and deliver a well-organized schedule of events and promotions throughout the week. This ensures that the pub caters to a diverse range of customers and keeps them engaged.

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