Bar Manager

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A bar manager runs a pub or a club which has a licence to sell alcohol, or manages the bars in a hotel or other leisure establishments.

The Work

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The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting pay for assistant managers can range from £18,000 to £24,000 a year, and after experience pay for managers can rise to £40,000 a year or more. Some employers may offer other rewards such as bonuses and some jobs may come with free accommodation as part of the package.


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What Does it Take?

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Getting On


The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Academy of Food and Wine Service (AFWS)
Tel: 01276 417896

British Institute of Innkeeping (BII)
Tel: 01276 684449
Twitter: @BIIandBIIAB

The BII is a professional body for the licensed retail sector, on or off the premises. It also has its own qualifications awarding body - the BIIAB.

Institute of Hospitality
Tel: 020 8661 4900

People 1st - Hospitality Guild
Tel: 0203 074 1222
Website (2):

People 1st is the Sector Skills Council for the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries. UKSP is now part of the Hospitality Guild, which provides information on careers in the hospitality and tourism industry. The website has an online 'personality' test designed to help you identify suitable careers within the above industries.

Scottish Beer and Pub Association (SBPA)
Tel: 0131 523 1317
Website (2): is the website for the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA)

Tel: 020 7921 0420
Website (2):

Springboard UK promotes career opportunities in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industries.

Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET)
Tel: 020 7089 3800
Twitter: @WSETglobal

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