Run A Pub In Portsmouth – Take On A Proper Pub !

If you’re looking to run a pub in Portsmouth – take on a Proper Pub !

Are you specifically on the lookout for pubs in the Portsmouth area?

Discover the thriving city of Portsmouth in Hampshire. Home to 252,389 residents, the home of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the birthplace of Charles Dickens. Explore the bustling Portsmouth Harbour, with it’s Naval vessels, ferries, fishing boats, and yachts. Visitors love the naval and military history, miles of beaches and Southsea seafront with it’s stunning views of The Solent and the Isle of Wight.

Portsmouth offers an excellent quality of life, good education, rich history, world class events and entertainment, visitor attractions, superb transport links and more.

Find out what opportunities Proper pubs have in this specific area.


Run A Pub In Portsmouth – Take On A Proper Pub !

What are Proper Pubs?

They are serious about pubs and obsessed with the local community.

Proper Pubs allows their community hero to showcase their talents in managing one of their community pubs. All of their pubs are run by someone who is passionate about putting something back into the community.

They have ambitious plans to grow Proper Pubs, engage with the community and create good times in all of their pubs. They are on a proper journey, and they would love for you to join them and run a pub.

At Proper Pubs, they run a series of national and local initiatives to support the communities they operate in. They are proud to support Chasing the Stigma, a national mental health charity that is committed to normalising mental health, and their Community Heroes love to support local initiatives, local people and use the pub to bring everyone together.

There is always something going on in a Proper Pub, and it usually involves the locals. They create a place for people to connect, socialise, and they support the local pub teams and offer traditional games. So like-minded customers can be found around all day.

Run a Proper Pub

Proper Pubs enables you to showcase your talents in managing one of their community pubs. Proper Pubs are run by someone who is passionate about putting something back into the community they serve.

Proper Pubs is a simple yet rewarding model. By running a Proper Pub, their Operators receive unparalleled support and sound advice, with the freedom of being self-employed. This opportunity is for you to run your pub as a self-employed manager. Admiral Taverns takes 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. You are responsible for all employment costs relating to your staff and any council tax and TV licence for the residential quarters. They also offer numerous bonuses and incentives to allow you to drive sales in your pub. It’s not only a Proper Pub, but a place to call home, giving Operators and their families a safe space to live.


When taking a pub with Proper Pubs, you will be required to pay a deposit which is usually £2,000. This is held against your account for the period of your agreement and returned in full providing there are no arrears on your account (including stock deficit) and the premises is left in a reasonable condition. In some instances, they can take a lower deposit however this can be discussed when you meet with their Business Development Manager. Please note there is an additional bond required for any animals to live.

Training and Development

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.

Become a Community Hero!

What if we told you that there is a job where you will laugh until your side hurt, become the hero of your community, enjoy oodles of incentives, and bask in the rewards? You’d be interested, right?!

One of the best operating business models
Your choice of pub
Extensive marketing support
Dedicated business development manager
Accommodation within the pub*
Become the hub of the community
Unwavering support from head office

What do I need?

Be community obsessed
A financial deposit (this will vary depending on the pub)
A personal license (don’t worry if you don’t have one, we can help with that)
Last but not least, a passion for a proper pub!


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