In this fast-moving, internet driven world, Samuel Smith’s pubs are different in
that they work to maintain a timeless age when there was always a warm welcome awaiting
you at your local. Like then, there are no TV’s or music to distract you from enjoying
friendly conversation with “mine host” and other fellow customers. Often there are
a number of separate trading rooms and open fires; we don’t change pubs and take
walls out but instead believe in conservation. The pubs only sell Samuel Smith’s
products - no branded or media-advertised products are stocked - selling high quality
at good value prices. All pubs close at 11pm (10.30pm Sundays). With our trading
policies there is very little trouble in our pubs.
Though some of our pubs are small and situated in deprived urban areas, we keep them
in good repair. We know that with the right management and tight cost control the
pubs can continue to benefit the social life of the community.
It takes a special type of couple to become good managers and create the right friendly
atmosphere in our traditional pubs. For this reason we take great care in selecting
our managers – live-in management couples who have high standards in cleanliness
and service and the natural ability to welcome their customers and make them feel
Our greatest successes have come from recruiting couples local to the pub with no
experience of managing in the pub trade but who feel they have the right attributes
to fulfil this challenging and stimulating role and enjoy working together. We are
able to offer full training in all aspects of successfully running a traditional
pub, serving drinks and often food as well. Once in the pub the managers can rely
on our full support in all aspects of their roles.
The brewery has one Area Manager who looks after all Samuel Smith’s pubs and recruits
all the live-in management couples. If you are a couple interested in managing a
Samuel Smith’s pub while living above the premises please contact the Area Manager
on the number below:
Telephone: 07771 555354
Managers are paid salaries with final salary pension scheme, private health cover,
life assurance, five weeks paid holiday per year, sick pay.
In the accommodation provided managers pay council tax,TV licence and private telephone
and other expenses are paid by the brewery.
Both joint managers must work full time in the pub and must not have any other employment.