Planning Your Pub Business

You've decided a pub business is something you want to do. Now you need to work out how to make it happen. You're in the Planning stage.

Whether it is your first pub or expansion into multiple pubs the planning stage is vital. By ticking off the items on this Checklist you will ensure the finances, training and business plans for your pub business have all been considered.

Each item on the Checklist is covered in one of the five emails you will receive. If you are keen to progress quicker, you can go through the suggest information and update your details at the bottom.

If you want to talk with us and get help on any of these topics then you are still welcome to talk to us whenever you want. You can call us on 01284 714 497 or email We're open during normal office hours and we'll try and get back to you as soon as we can.

Let's start your pub plans.

Planning Stage Checklist

Work through this list and then submit the form below. If you do not have time now you will receive it all in your Planning email series.

☑ I have decided the kind of pub I would like to run.

☑ I have an idea of the area I want to be in, including researching the population demographics and competitors.

  • This topic is down to you. Get out and about in the area you want to run your pub. Search Google, Facebook and TripAdvisor, make a shortlist and then visit them. Be sure to talk to people and make notes about what you like and see that is working. If you contact the Economic Development team at your local chamber of commerce or County Council they will also have useful information.

☑ I have completed a 1st draft of a pub business plan.

☑ I have outlined my financial goals.

☑ I have spoken to an accountant to check my numbers and ensure I have funding options.

☑ I have identified the courses I need to take i.e. personal licence.

Ready to Apply?

Have you ticked off all the items on the Planning Checklist? Then you are ready to apply. There is no obligation to applying. It just means we can work together on your pub business. Update the information below and then Apply.