If you’re looking for a career change, or want to fulfil your lifelong dream of running a pub in a quaint location, then you’re in luck. Queen Elizabeth has a job opening just for you.
The Queen of England is looking for someone to take over the now-defunct social club at her Sandringham Estate and convert it into a pub and a restaurant.
In case you didn’t know, Sandringham Estate is one of “the much-loved country retreat of Her Majesty the Queen”, according to the listing from Landles Estate Agents. It has been the private residence in Norfolk, England, for four generations of British monarchs since 1862.
The listing claims it’s a “rare opportunity for the right operator” as they can convert this historical estate into a thriving pub and restaurant. If you’re interested in, essentially, working for the Queen, then you can apply to take over what was originally a social club which was opened around the beginning of the 20th century, under the reign of King Edward VII.
The estate (and the Queen, we assume) hope that the new tenant will invest their money and time into converting the old (but weighted with historical context) club into a “destination public house with a restaurant”.
But if you’re seriously considering moving to England to kickstart your dream, then you need to pay heed to the requirements mentioned in the listing. It stresses on the importance of the new occupant to “have a plan to include engagement with the local community” and a willingness to “help sustain these important premises”. There is no mention, however, of whether or not you would be playing host to the Queen or other members of the royal family in the near future.
If you’re OK with the aforementioned conditions, then you can start dreaming about managing this estate with a royal background that is actually a pretty amazing location for a restaurant. Beyond the bar area, the site also has a reception area, a private function hall, a garden room, a rear hall, a snooker room, and plenty of outdoor space. Not to forget the “tremendous panoramic views over the adjacent farmlands and the wide blue skies of North West Norforlk”.
The estate also comes with three rooms that could either be used as a residence or rented out to visitors. As the listing stated, it is a rare opportunity that could work out brilliantly because the Sandringham Estate, apparently, attracts over half a million visitors each year!
So are you ready to relocate to the gorgeous English countryside and live out your Enid Blyton dreams?