General Manager (POSITION NOW FILLED) – Northbrook Arms, East Stratton, Winchester SO21 3DU

General Manager (POSITION NOW FILLED) – Northbrook Arms, East Stratton, Winchester SO21 3DU

General Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants



The Northbrook Arms, East Stratton, Near Winchester, Hampshire

Pub, Holiday Cottages, Events (& Wellness Centre)

Starting Salary of c.£30,000 negotiable plus fabulous bonus + Could be Live In – if required

(Luxury Accommodation, all mod cons – Fully Refurbished)

The Timing

Start Date: 3rd May 2021

The Property

Situated in the beautiful Test Valley, some 5 miles from the historic City of Winchester, this privately-owned, quintessentially British, period country pub sits opposite the village green and is at the outset of a truly amazing journey and the owners, (Adam and Kate), are actively seeking to recruit an experienced General Manager with whom they can work closely to establish this enterprising family business. Currently the subject of a major refurbishment, upon full completion (estimated mid 2023) the property will consist of dining rooms (including extensive outdoor dining), extensive events space (opening around November 2021), 5 holiday cottages (of which 2 are opening in July 2021) and a Wellness Centre including spa, gym and pool (July 2023).

The Opportunity

General Manager – the successful applicant will be a proven Hospitality Manager, a stickler for detail with a keen ambition to develop alongside an energetic, young team. The role will evolve as the fully refurbished luxury Holiday Cottages come on-line and are marketed through AirBnB, the property’s website and accommodation letting platforms. Core duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Managing and oversee all aspects of the operation including the pub, holiday accommodation, events and (in due course) the Spa building
  • Managing the on-line booking platforms and bookings for the holiday cottages/letting rooms
  • Creating and managing schedules and checklists to cover all areas
  • Managing the young upbeat team
  • Recruiting and scheduling any/all additional cleaning support
  • Managing staff development and appraisals
  • Fostering a climate of co-operation and respect

The Rewards on offer for the General Manager

  • Starting Base salary of c.£30,000
  • Live In / Luxury Refurbished Accommodation – if required
  • Meaningful & Achievable Bonus
  • Work Life Balance – and they mean it!
  • No Utility Bills to pay…!
  • Exceptional working conditions within welcoming village environment


What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting General Manager opportunity, please email Nick Charles including a copy of your CV in WORD format. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, only suitable General Manager candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days, please assume that your application, in this instance, has not been successful.





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