We're Hiring!

Could you run The White Lion at Broadwindsor?

Would you like to be at the heart of a truly special Community Pub Project in the beautiful place that is Dorset?

The White Lion at Broadwindsor is in the process of being taken over by a Community Group and we are starting our search for a talented couple or individual to take control of the day-to-day operations, likely to be around December ‘21 or January ‘22.

We are planning a revitalising refurbishment, after which The White Lion will stand ready to accept customers and offer a unique opportunity for the right couple or individual to make their mark on it.

About the Pub

The White Lion is a delightful 18th century village inn at the heart of the picturesque Dorset village of Broadwindsor. Small, but perfectly formed, the pub has a makeover planned in the forthcoming months and will have a wonderful, light, airy feel while retaining its traditional character. Customers will be drawn from the village itself, surrounding locations and, of course, from holiday-makers and tourists.

The winning formula will be simple (but not easy) – great food, quality beers, wines & spirits, and a warm welcome.

What Are We Looking For?

Success depends upon a great food offering and outstanding levels of service. We’re seeking a couple or an individual who can bring both aspects. You’ll be experienced, with a proven track-record of building great food-led businesses, and of course running a bar with well-kept ales and a wide variety of wines and spirits. You’ll define and shape the menu, source local ingredients, and build a reputation for quality. And always a warm welcome and excellent service.

What makes this a unique opportunity?

We want you to spend time developing a great pub and integrating fully into village life. We want you to shape the future community asset that is The White Lion at Broadwindsor. We want you to become part of our Community and embrace rural Dorset life.

There’s no upfront costs for inventory or deposit so if you’ve always wanted to run a pub and restaurant but have only talent and enthusiasm rather than money to invest, we’d love to hear from you. With our support, you’ll be able to focus entirely on developing the business and have a guaranteed income.

This is a lively village with a friendly community clamouring for its pub to reopen following a transformative makeover. You could be just the person we’re looking for to be at the heart of this unique community pub project.

The Community Group knows that running a pub is hard work and we’re here to support you. With our broad base of skills, we can offer help with a lot of the behind-the-scenes tasks which otherwise fall to a licensee so that you can concentrate on the pub and its people.

What’s on offer?

A competitive salary

Live-in status in a spacious, self-contained, four bedroom flat set over two floors in a beautiful grade II listed building in the heart of Dorset.

The chance to shape the direction of the pub and build a business you can be proud of.

To apply, please contact info@savethewhitelion.org in the first instance. We look forward to hearing from you