When the pub went up for sale and the steering committee was formed, we wanted to make sure any plans for the pub put the needs of the community at its heart.
This started with a survey of village, which was featured at the annual Village Fayre in June 2019 and then posted out to all 900 houses located in the village of Tollerton.
In particular we asked what the community would like to see in their village pub and what would make them more likely to use the pub.
From this our business plan was formed.
Our business plan for the air hostess centres about the BFG!
We want the pub to be known as being the best at three things.
- “Best for Beer”(B) – drinkable real ales and craft beers that change continuously offering the best in variety as a freehouse.
- “Best for Family” (F) – the pub will focus its offer on the family market. It will cater for all ages with excellent customer service at the heart of what it does
- “Best for Grub”(G) – our pub will focus on its excellent food but still represent very good value. It won’t be pretentious with an overambitious menu and unrecognisable ingredients and try to be Master-chef mad. Instead it will be hearty homemade food made from quality local ingredients – essentially recognisable homemade classics!
To achieve our goal, we will appoint an independent tenant who can deliver on our aims and shares our vision for a successful village pub, serving as a community hub for the village and attracting custom from the surrounding area. Things we’d like to have are a much improved garden integrating with the lounge bar, to link through from the pub and make full use of the large plot that the Air Hostess occupies, appealing to families and drinkers in the summer. Imagine an extended garden area with beer festivals, BBQ’s and pizza vans insitu. We are looking to extend the lounge and kitchen area so we can offer a great dining experience to more people at the same time. The return of the pool table, live music and more social clubs are on our list as well. It is really exciting times – please visit our business plan page for more detailed information.