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Want to work with us?

If you are interested in running a pub, we have some of the best in the South West – along the coast, in historic towns and villages, and amongst the rolling hills of West Dorset, Devon and Somerset. It’s a great area in which to work – and a great quality of life! As important, every pub in the Palmers Estate is tenanted – and available at very competitive rents. At Palmers, we’re always on the look out for people prepared to work hard; people who are passionate about offering customers a great experience; and people who will work with us to put our pubs right at the heart of the local community.

Run your own pub?

We’re looking for people who want to stamp their own style on a business opportunity. We deliberately have no corporate image for our pubs. That means you can really make your mark. We want Licensees with great ideas and bags of enthusiasm to work alongside us. To help us build our reputation for ‘pubs selling food – not restaurants selling beer’! At Palmers, we’re unusual: we specialise in encouraging newcomers to the trade. Ask us about our ‘starter pubs’, where we encourage new pub tenants to cut their teeth. And find out how we give successful pub tenants the opportunity to be considered for our special ‘promotion’ pubs.

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Palmers Pub Tenancy

We make it simple for you to find out more about running a Palmers Pub. The first step is to e-mail us at You can also fill in the form below. The Tenanted Trade Manager, Tom Hutchings, heads up the Estate team. So if you prefer to speak to us direct, call the Secretary to the Directors, Elaine Bearpark, on 01308 422396 (during normal office hours).

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What is your current occupation? (required)

Please give us some more details, do you work in a hotel, pub or restaurant, are you chef or is your experience in front of house?

What sort of pub do you think would suit you? (required)

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