The Pilot Boat is a well-established local land mark pub located in the heart of Lyme Regis on the world heritage Dorset Jurassic Coast

The pub is about to undergo a transformational project scheme with a launch date scheduled for May 2018. On reopening the Pilot Boat will offer high quality letting accommodation alongside a completely renovated bar and restaurant area as well as a new roof terrace that will have views out across Lyme Bay. The project will include the renovation and provision of a fully equipped commercial catering kitchen, cold stores, two separate cellars, staff flat and courtyard area.

The Pilot Boat would suit entrepreneurial licensees with a proven track record delivering service in a high-volume catering environment.

Interested parties can contact Palmers Brewery on 01308 422396 in the first instance for more details of this exciting project.

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The Royal Oak is a thriving pub business nestled in the heart of Charmouth located on the Jurassic coast.

This historic pub is full of character and located just a short distance off the national coast path and benefits from the strong local holiday and walking trade.

The single bar makes for efficient operation, there is a log burner in the lower area and the layout allows for informal dining throughout the trade floor.
There is a fully equipped commercial catering kitchen, cellar and dry storage area.
The private flat is large with plenty of room for either a couple or a family .The frontage is laid out as a pretty patio terrace area.

The Royal Oak is popular with both local trade and visitors. The pub would suit a couple or family confident producing home cooked pub favourites and getting involved with local community events.

This is a great opportunity to secure a thriving local pub with Palmers

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The Ilchester Arms is a thriving and well established traditional thatched village pub located in the heart of Dorset just a few minutes drive from Bridport town centre.

The pub is popular with locals, walkers and visitors and enjoys a busy year round trade.
There is ample customer parking to the rear of the property as well as a sheltered smoking area.
The large trade garden is an attractive area suitable for dining being adjacent to the kitchen entrance.

The pub comprises of a public bar with tiled floor and historic inglenook fireplace.
There is a separate restaurant together with a skittle alley which is also used a function room. Skittle teams are an important asset to the business and remains a well supported part of the trade.
In addition there is a well equipped commercial kitchen.
The private accommodation is well appointed and spacious.

The Ilchester Arms would suit experienced licensees with a catering background and a willingness to get involved with the local community. This is a local landmark pub that benefits from an attractive location and is well supported by the local community and tourists.


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The Loders Arms is a long established traditional village pub located in the heart of Dorset just a few minutes drive from Bridport town centre. The pub is popular with locals and visitors alike.

There is a large customer park to the side of the property as well as on road parking, if needed.The trade garden is large and an attractive area to sit out in and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.The pub comprises of a single public bar which has an inglenook fireplace.There is a restaurant area together with a separate skittle alley which is also used a function room.The skittle teams are an important part of the offer and remain well supported.There is a fully equipped commercial kitchen well situated to service the main bar and trade garden.

The private flat has been recently redecorated and is large , light and with plenty of room for a couple or family.

The Loders Arms would suit experienced licensees with a catering background and a willingness to get involved with the local community.This is a brilliant opportunity for the right skills and experience to establish your reputation in the local area.

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The Tanners is located on the high street in Bridport town centre.

The trade area comprises of two bars with a lower area set out with pool tables that leads out to a well maintained trade garden. There is rear pedestrian access to the pub from a large town centre car park as well as off street private parking.
The outdoor area benefits from a large covered smoking area and BBQ.
With a commercial catering kitchen and large private accommodation, the pub would suit experienced licensees with the energy and vision to build on the trade and focus on developing a food offer.

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Pubs Available

Now is your opportunity to apply for a tenancy business with Palmers.

Next Steps

1. Check out the pubs that are currently available then click on the link if appeals to you.

2. Download and print the form on this page, fill it in and then post it back.

3.Nothing available?
Donโ€™t worry we still welcome your application form and the opportunity to meet and discuss future opportunities

Or, if you prefer, you can contact us by phone (call the Secretary to the Directors,
Elaine Bearpark, on 01308 422396) and we will arrange an initial informal chat.

Weโ€™ll explain in full detail all the ins-and-outs of running a Palmers pub โ€“ and the benefits of working with a small family company who take a personal interest in supporting you and your business.
We welcome applications, whether you have experience in the licensed trade or are a newcomer looking to make your first step.
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