How to found a country pub
Founding a country pub can see you go from being a mere customer to a landlord/landlady. A pretty exciting prospect and one that is achievable if you know what you are doing. Here are some tips and tricks to help you on your journey of founding your own pub.
- Think things through
Owning a pub isn’t something that you should just jump into on a whim. Ensure you think the situation through fully. Do you have the time to run a pub full time? Do you have enough money to make it work for you? If you do not have the funds available, think about getting a “start up loan”, which is offered to new businesses operating in the UK. Consider every aspect before you make up your mind for sure.
- Choose your location wisely
It’s vital that you place your pub somewhere that it will do well. If you are considering opening a pub where there are several other already established pubs nearby, this is probably worth avoiding. Choose a location that is quite busy but doesn’t have many pubs already there.
- Analyze your competition
All the country pubs within 10 miles of yours are competition. Analyze this pub including their customer base and see how you can mimic some of what they are doing. You should not copy another business, simply look at what they are doing and take pointers wherever you can.
- Have people on board
Owning and running a pub singlehandedly is very hard work, so having trusted people on board is going to help you enormously. This could be your partner, sibling, parents or friends. If any of these people can help either by investing their time or money into the business is going to be very beneficial for both of you.