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We're looking for a Manager

12 May 2022

A unique opportunity to manage and grow a new community pub in the heart of the Wye Valley

After a 10-year fight, the community of Woodcroft and its surrounding villages are looking forward to welcoming friends, family and visitors to our new community pub and you can play a key role in this exciting new chapter.

As an experienced pub or hospitality professional, you will be given the full backing of our friendly and supportive management committee to shape and develop our new community pub. You will recruit and manage a motivated team, design food and beverage services, devise an entertainment programme and manage the day to day running of the pub.

You will be enthusiastic, organised, and innovative in your approach. You won’t be afraid of hard work and will enjoy building relationships with our customers, community, neighbours, suppliers and of course the committee, who you’ll report to regularly.

In return you will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package and the added benefit of accommodation included for you and your partner or family - they may also be involved in running the pub. The start date for this exciting new role is 1st July 2022, closing date for applications 31st May 2022.

Email us at if you’d like to know more and we can arrange an informal chat. We are happy to answer your questions and hear your ideas about how you can help us to make our new community pub an amazing success.

Latest Images

09 May 2022

The DR Maintenance team queuing up for a pint! Not yet lads!

Picture taken 4 May showing the porch removed and ready to be re-built over the next couple of weeks

We're off to a great start

April 2022

Having taken ownership of our pub on Thursday March 3rd , we had an amazing response to our appeal for volunteers to clear out the pub. An army of volunteers turned up in fantastic spirits and the power of the community was demonstrated with the pub being totally cleared out in no time. Tree roots were pulled up, numerous skips filled and the area behind the pub has been transformed! Thanks to everyone who has contributed in some way, it truly is a brilliant start.

This hard work cleared the way for the arrival of the professionals. DR Maintenance have done an excellent job on the roof repairs, and thanks to their diligence and some very co-operative weather finished them in 2 weeks. The pub is now completely watertight, stripped back and ready for the interior work to commence.

Internal works are commencing next, with all the essential elements booked in and we’ll keep you updated on progress and when we think we will be looking to open.

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