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Portcullis, Bristol

Bristol BS16 5HH

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Agreement Type

Operator Managed
  • Located on a busy high street
  • Scope to re position & develop the current retail offer
  • Lively weekend venue

The Portcullis is located in Staple Hill, which sits on the eastern edge of Bristol. Staple Hill is bordered by Fishponds to the west, Downend to the north, and Mangotsfield to the east. It is also conveniently positioned along the Bristol and Bath Railway Path, a popular route for both cyclists and pedestrians. Historically, Staple Hill began as one of several hamlets that made up the parish and village of Stapleton. Today, it boasts a vibrant high street featuring numerous independent traders, providing a unique and bustling shopping experience. Residents and visitors of Staple Hill also benefit from the attractions and amenities offered by nearby areas such as Fishponds and Downend, enhancing the overall appeal.

Pub Layout

Upon entering the Portcullis pub, you are greeted by the main bar servery, which offers a diverse product range featuring a great selection of category-leading products. This impressive variety is complemented by numerous regular weekly promotions, ensuring customers receive exceptional value for their money. To the left, there is a dedicated darts area, featuring a mix of both loose and fixed seating. This area leads to an enclosed rear beer garden, which contains around 8 to 10 benches. The beer garden is a perfect spot to enjoy during the summer months and serves as an ideal space for community events. To the right of the bar, there is a section with tables and chairs, providing a comfortable space to enjoy a drink with friends. While the pub does not have Sky Sports, there is a well-positioned TV for entertainment. Additionally, there is a free public car park at the rear of the pub, although many locals prefer to stroll to their neighbourhood pub.



The pub needs to be very much part of this community it is on the high street circuit of pubs sharing trade especially at weekends. Having a diverse range of entertainment options is crucial for attracting and retaining customers of all ages. Weekend nights are prime time for socialising and enjoying entertainment, so offering a variety of activities ensures that there’s something appealing for everyone, whether it’s live music, karaoke, or DJ’s. Similarly, maintaining a strong rhythm during the midweek period is essential for keeping the momentum going and providing regular opportunities for locals to engage with the pub. Bingo and quiz nights are classic choices that often draw in the locals during the mid week. Consistency and creativity in planning and delivering these events are key to keeping customers engaged and coming back for more. It’s all about creating an atmosphere where people feel welcome and entertained, no matter what day of the week it is.





Private Accommodation

The Private accommodation consists of two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen & sitting room, a great place to call home for a family or couple.

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.

Alison Davidson the Business Development Manager is on the look out  for an experienced community driven operator. The new operator should plan and deliver a great rhythm of the week that ideally should regular live music events not forgetting the mid week activities such as quiz night, boards games & bingo, activities associated with this style of the pub. The ideal applicant will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the local marketplace as well as being community focused and have previous knowledge in running a high street pub.


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