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Woodman, Waterlooville

Waterlooville PO7 5LJ

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Agreement Type

Operator Managed
  • Fantastic outdoor space
  • Full Sky Package
  • Transformational investment planned

The Woodman has joined the Proper Pubs family! and subject to board approval we will be investing £300K to bring this great pub back to life.

The Woodman is a landmark site, set back from the main road, with excellent curb appeal that attracts both passing trade and residents. Situated in the densely populated town of Waterlooville, Hampshire, this detached pub benefits from its prime location, surrounded by numerous houses and close to a small parade of shops, as well as a local school. Additionally, the town of Portsmouth is just 6 miles northeast of Waterlooville, further enhancing its appeal and accessibility.

Pub Layout

The Woodman is a one-room operation, featuring a well-stocked bar that offers a vast product range with industry-leading brands, catering to customers of all ages. To the right, there is a games area equipped with a pool table and darts board, making it a great spot to enjoy sports on TV while playing games with friends. On the left of the bar, you’ll find a more relaxed seating area, perfect for a quiet drink. The pub also has space for hosting entertainment events, which would be warmly welcomed by the local community. Externally, The Woodman has a real wow factor with its spectacular grassed beer garden, which includes around 20 benches and an enclosed area with an outside screen for enjoying sports. At the front, there is a spacious car park. These excellent outdoor spaces are ideal for hosting community events in the warmer months, such as charity days and summer fetes, fostering a strong community spirit.

TThe Woodman is more than just a place to grab a drink—it’s a beloved local hangout where friends gather to unwind and have fun. With amenities like a pool table and darts boards, there’s never a dull moment here. These facilities are well-loved by locals and offer great potential for developing pool leagues and other team activities under a new operator. The pub boasts a varied product range featuring a great selection of category-leading products, complemented by numerous regular weekly promotions, ensuring customers receive exceptional value for their money. There is a huge opportunity for the new operator to facilitate an entertainment offering throughout the week. This could include DJ nights, karaoke, bingo and weekly quizzes, providing a diverse and engaging experience for all. The Pub will boost a full sky & TNT package which will be well received by the locals , who can enjoy watching the sports on many on the new TV screens. Projected weekly sales for the Woodman are £10k+ with the opportunity to really surpass this by some way.

Private Accommodation

The accommodation comprises of three bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and a lounge. A great space to call home for a new operator and their family.

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 lookout for an experienced individual or couple who are engaging and have the skill set to integrate with the local community. The new operator would benefit from repositioning the offer to attract new clientele, there will be strong support provided from myself and our team to help deliver this. A heavy emphasis on community events & a varied rhythm of the week is essential to continue to drive trade in this pub. Also, an ability to develop & deliver a strong marketing and entertainment plan, incorporating pub teams, is key to making The Woodman a success. You will need to have experience in running a similar style pub with a proven track record.

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