Scout’s Pub, the popular eatery and bar in Franklin’s Westhaven neighborhood, recently named Tim Martin as its general manager. Martin brings over a decade of experience managing restaurants throughout the country to the upscale pub concept, and he is excited to take on this new opportunity with A. Marshall Hospitality.
“At A. Marshall, the whole team is treated like family, and it’s special to be part of that,” Martin said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to apply my previous experience to my new position at Scout’s, and I look forward to playing a valuable role in its continued success.”
At 15 years old, Martin began his first job as a dishwasher at a local cafe near his hometown of Fiskdale, Mass. He moved to Nashville after high school with several friends who had formed a band. Though Martin came to Nashville to pursue a career in music, it was in Music City that he discovered his true passion for the restaurant industry.
Martin originally began working in restaurants as a side job while playing local shows. A committed worker with a strong work ethic, it wasn’t long before he took on managerial roles at several establishments, including Wolfgang Puck Express and Dick’s Last Resort.
After holding various restaurant positions in the South, Northeast and Midwest, Martin sought to settle down in Nashville with his wife and their growing family. He began working at A. Marshall Hospitality’s original concept, Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant in downtown Franklin, before transitioning to Scout’s Pub, where he was promoted to general manager.
Claire Crowell, COO of A. Marshall Hospitality, said that the company has been incredibly impressed with Martin’s dedicated work ethic.
“Tim is a smart, energetic leader, and he cares deeply about making Scout’s a welcoming environment for all,” Crowell said. “We are excited to see him take on this new role and further establish Scout’s as a friendly gathering spot for locals and visitors alike.”
Martin describes Scout’s as a “hidden gem” in Williamson County, just five minutes west of the historic downtown Franklin district. His favorite aspect of Scout’s Pub is the strong community bond amongst the restaurant’s guests, as well as with Scout’s staff.
“Scout’s is unique because of the food, the atmosphere and the people,” Martin said. “It’s a community where people come to relax and feel like they’re a part of something.”
Scout’s Pub is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., serving brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Its menu features modern Southern takes on traditional pub offerings, as well as elevated versions of the comfort food for which the A. Marshall brand is known. With an added focus on craft beers and carefully-made cocktails, Scout’s Pub offers both a favorite hang-out for the neighborhood and a must-visit for those outside the community. To learn more, go to www.scoutspub.com.