A public house manager is responsible for the commercial success of a pub or bar. Duties include:
The role requires strong management, commercial and practical skills.
A pub manager must constantly adapt to ensure that their pub is profitable, pleasant and safe and that it is run in accordance with the law and ethical guidelines.
The sale of alcohol is restricted in the UK. Pubs, restaurants, shops and other premises must be licensed by the local authority, and the manager must also hold a personal licence.
Some pub managers may own the premises, while others are employed by a brewery or pub chain to run the business.
Public houses differ widely so tasks may vary. Running a small, independent tenancy pub involves different challenges to operating a high profile chain pub.
Some large or lucrative pubs employ assistant managers to help with the day-to-day running of the outlet and so some responsibilities may be delegated to them.
In general, duties can include:
This website is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with CSS enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets if you are able to do so.