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Pub training & support - how to run a pub

Training is a key factor behind every successful licensee and we firmly believe it is essential that as a company we provide as much training and support as necessary. We offer courses to suit experienced tenants as well as those that have never run a pub or business before. The White Lion Training Centre, a former pub located next to the brewery, is the ideal venue and is able to offer training courses in comfortable and practical surroundings.

The Training Centre is accredited by the British Institute of Innkeeping - one of the major providers of training courses for the licensed trade. The initial introduction to Wadworth for all new tenants is through our 'Welcome to Wadworth' course. This three day course provides essential information on running a business and a tenancy. The course covers topics including Marketing, Financial Control and Cellar Management. We also include a tour of the brewery showing how we brew the beer you will be selling.

'The Welcome to Wadworth' course gives the opportunity to meet company staff with whom you will have regular contact during your time as a Wadworth tenant. Some say a highlight of the brewery tour is to meet Alistair Simms, the only Master Cooper in Britain, but we will let you decide that! Once in your pub the training continues through 'Training in Excellence' award. This is a series of courses expanding on some of the topics discussed during 'Welcome to Wadworth'.

If you like the idea of running a pub but are not sure, we offer a 'Try before you Buy' scheme where you have the opportunity to see what is involved without committing yourself.

Once you have made up your mind that running a pub is for you but are nervous about your first few weeks our 'Pub School' provides hands on experience before you move in which will help to alleviate some of those fears.