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What is the staff accommodation
likely to be?

Oh the joys of staff accommodation

Have you ever shared with half a dozen 18 to 25 year olds before? Probably not. Many of these people will be just like you – how clean are you? How easy are you to live with? How much do you enjoy sharing your room and personal space?

Staff accommodation will be either:

on site – above the pub or within the pub grounds


off site – a separate house in town somewhere, not necessarily close to the pub.

You want the on-site staff accommodation – even though it's surely going to be in a state of dilapidation or disrepair, the money you will save on not having to catch taxis to and from work will quickly become apparent (5mins in a cab = ₤5 = your first hours pay). The down side of this is that you will be the first called when a fellow staff member calls in sick, even if it's your day off.

You may be lucky to get your own room and double bed. I once managed to land a big TV and DVD player too. Or you may find yourself sharing with 1 or 2 other people of the same sex. You'll get used to it, and it's not really that bad unless you're 'entertaining company' for the night…

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"All men whilst they are awake are in one common world:  but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own"




You will find that the longer you stay in one pub, the more opportunities you will have of increasing your quality of furniture. You might start off with a bare mattress on the floor and after 6 months have your own double bed, dresser, clothes rack, bedside table etc… You get these by negotiating with fellow workmates who are planning on leaving. (beer may be involved)

Your room may have its own bathroom and toilet but most likely you'll be sharing that too.

Although the staff accommodation almost always leaves much to be desired, it's the relationships you form with your work mates by living in such close proximity to one another that increases the experience. As I say, you will be issued with friends on arrival with only a few minutes of awkwardness standing between you and a true life long friend.

I will include laundry here because there is usually a washer and dryer in some corner that you can use. Laundry powder you 'obtain' from the pub, as you do with other things such as toilet paper.

Live-in pub jobs give you everything you need as far as survival is concerned. Income, shelter, food, water - even a generous and surprisingly good looking supply of the opposite sex for you to investigate. What more could you ask for?

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