General Manager with Accommodation


CamberleyUp to £45,000 plus bonus includes accommodationFull time

A rare opportunity has arisen for a General Manager for our lovely Destination pub next to a stunning lake in Mytchett near Camberley in Surrey.

We are looking for an experienced General Manager to run the Kingfisher on the Quay, part of our Destination Inns concept. This is an established pub for all seasons with handsomely decorated surroundings inside and out. We have just had a large investment to refurb this quirky and charming pub with roaring real log fires, and large restaurant full of cosy private nooks and crannies. The perfect location for drinking or dining, sit and enjoy the lake or relax inside by roaring fires.

This is a great food business with a strong reputation locally and potential to grow. The right candidate will have a proven track record of growing sales in a volume food led business, a strong people skillset and a desire to build and lead an engaged team. A love of food is important, chefs’ recommendations are key to the Destination concept as well as exceptional guest service. The ideal candidate will be a creative, energetic problem solver who wants to make this pub stand out by putting their own stamp on the business, developing a strong team, engaging guests through events and social media but most of all focussing on the basics to ensure we deliver the Destination experience.

The venue is food led with a split of 75/25 split and caters for up to 2000 covers weekly, with sales of £40-70K, depending on the season. This is a flagship business with an experienced and enthusiastic team of over 40 so candidates must have experience running a large team.

Key General Manager Attributes

  • Understanding the guests needs and responding to market demand
  • Flawless execution of the offer
  • Creation of sales driving activities
  • Coaching and guiding the team - to get the best out of them every day
  • Engage team through regular meetings, incentives and social activity
  • Being able to spot talent and develop individuals to reach their potential
  • Financial management of the business to deliver profit growth
  • Ability to plan sales and cost lines
  • All aspects of licensing, food and health & safety compliance in line with the law

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary of up to £45,000 per annum live -in dependant on experience
  • Accommodation consists of a well-appointed 3 bedroomed flat over looking the lake
  • Company contributory pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Bonus scheme
  • Family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
  • Team discount card
  • Support of experienced Operations Manager & people focused company

Due to the sales volume of this business, this role is not suitable for a first-time appointment.


  • The manager’s accommodation consists of a well-appointed 3 bedroomed flat over looking the lake with all bills included and council tax