The Queen Is Looking for Someone to Run a Pub and Restaurant on One of Her Royal Estates

published Aug 3, 2022
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
NOVEMBER 22: Queen Elizabeth II awaits the arrival of Turkey's President Abdullah Gul and his wife Hayrunnisa Gul at an offical welcoming ceremony on November 22, 2011 in London, England. The President of Turkey is on a five day State visit to the UK.
Credit: Getty Images/ WPA Pool / Pool

When we imagine a jaunt to the United Kingdom, there are certain things that are must-dos on any itinerary. One would be enjoying a pint at a

classic British pub

royal family. But what if I told you that you could do both at the same time?

As a lover of all things royal who also appreciates a good pub, it was rather exciting to learn that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, owns a pub — and it’s on the grounds of a historical family estate.

Although it was built initially in the late 1800s, Her Majesty is actually modernizing and reopening the Victorian-era social club located in the village of West Newton on Sandringham Estate. Sounds like the type of place you want to be? Well, you just may be able to because the Queen is looking for someone to use that space — which has been closed for several years due to dwindling membership — to open a pub and restaurant. 

According to the listing from Landles Estate Agents, the Palace has a “rare opportunity for the right operator” to take over the space and turn it into a “destination public house with restaurant.”

The right person for this job should not only plan for community engagement, but also know their way around royal history and etiquette. The listing requires applicants to have “a plan to include engagement with the local community” and also be able to “help sustain these important premises.”

While having the reigning monarch as your landlord and boss may be rather intimidating, the Queen does know her way around a cocktail. Her Majesty, who released her own sparkling wine in honor of her Platinum Jubilee, is known for enjoying a good tipple throughout the day, and enjoying an evening martini.

So, if you’ve ever heard that your knowledge of the royal family and etiquette wouldn’t come in handy one day, here’s your chance to prove the naysayers wrong!