Thomas Becket

£ 3,000
Retail Agreement

If you enjoy the hustle and bustle of City life and love the dynamics of a city centre this pub is for you. You will have a passion for quality beers and love being front and centre making sure a varied guest base visits and can adjust operating style seamlessly from locals, tourists, theatre goers and the students looking for an escape from the usual student offer.

You never compromise on high end standards and you relentlessly train, develop and focus your team on this. In a crowded market you always stand out!

The quality of food is important, understanding on how to blend a premium dining experience with a fast cover turnover, but you understand this isn’t part of a restaurant chain, you will be able to put your personality across, meet your guest and indulge in their community. Your passion is not just for food but the service of food.

You are keen to ensure the very local community see it as their local and you want to engage, you also understand the draw of this pub will bring people from all over Kent and can deliver a warm local feeling to every first-time guest.

You have good experience at promoting a business on social media and targeting wider geographical crowds and in tune with what online guests look for when making bookings and build trip advisor / google/ FB scores on the door.

This isn’t just a job for you, you will have passion and desire to be best in class in the area, you want to make a name for yourself. This is the right opportunity to fly your wings.

The Pub

Gorgeous 18th Century in the middle of Canterbury City Centre. The Thomas Becket oozes charm and character throughout the building. Carefully restored and renovated in 2021 the pub compromises of 68 covers in a ground floor bar / restaurant with a quaint courtyard with 8 covers. A brand new kitchen will allow the new operators to fully maximise dining opportunities and the stunning bar will get guests talking.

The living accommodation is two good sized double rooms, living room and a good-sized kitchen, providing some excellent accommodation in the heart of Kents principal city, with good rail and road links to both London and the Coast.

The Partnership – Fixed

Ready to run your own business, manage your own team and define your own wage structure? Love working closely with an Operations Manager to build an incredible pub legacy with uncompromising standards and stand out guest experience? Then the Punch Managed Partnership is the perfect option for you.

Alongside tonnes of day to day support and a brilliant framework to grow your business, we give you an uncapped cut of top line turnover to pay yourself and your team – it is your structure to own. We understand how important it is for the pub operator to completely own their own team.

In our Partnerships, we love pub obsessed entrepreneurs that help us lead the industry. We love to partner with people that help us create pub legacies that stand the test of time and become the hub of their community. We get that every pub has its own distinct character, so your Operations Manager will work closely with you to understand the true identity of your business, we can then help support you amplifying this, it’s a partnership after all!


Thomas Becket, 21 Best Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JB
Under Offer
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