Working with Craft Union

At the Craft Union Pub Company, our philosophy is about putting brilliant pubs back at the heart of local communities. We believe pubs play a vital role in the lives of their customers and we are committed to nurturing this. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our publicans, supporting them as they practice their craft of running outstanding pubs.

If you would thrive running your own business within a supportive partnership, this is the opportunity for you! Check out our latest vacancies or join us at one of our recruitment events.

Life With Craft Union

Working with us you can expect to work hard creating and maintaining a brilliant wet led community local, where the more you put in, the more you get out. We will keep you engaged and challenged through ongoing incentive schemes, as well as recognise and celebrate your achievements.

Our operators live on site enabling them to immerse themselves in their local communities, where they continually give back to the community that makes their pub great. They consistently strive to create a great atmosphere in their pub with their high energy and even higher standards. We understand that this is no ordinary line of work, and at times it can be incredibly challenging. That’s why at Craft Union we make sure to have plenty of fun and bring humour to every occasion, because after all, happy people make happy pubs.



As a self-employed pub operator working with Craft Union you can expect a number of benefits including:

  • 18% of the weekly net turnover to pay yourself & your staff

  • Accommodation for yourself and your family maintained to an excellent standard

  • Round-the-clock support from an experienced operations team

  • A dedicated Regional Manager and network of fellow operators

  • Recognition of your hard work

  • Plenty of incentives to keep you motivated and challenged

  • The chance to be a part of what makes us the Best Community Pub Operator award winners of 2020 and more...


Andy The Buck Inn Whitby Craft Union

"From day one you could tell the difference, the support, the pricing structure, the brand new looking pub, the whole package just blows you and the customers away."


Andy - The Buck Inn, Whitby
With Craft Union since January 2016

Jayne Queen Hotel Morley Craft Union

"The Craft management team are great people and so friendly, always there to help. All in all a brilliant company to work for."

Jayne - Queen Hotel, Morley

With Craft Union since May 2016

Tony New Britannia Preston Craft Union

"There is so much loyalty here, we all help one another when we are in need. I really couldn’t imagine being a part of another team like this."

Tony - New Britannia, Preston
With Craft Union since July 2019