Self-Employed Pub Business Partner

The Bakehouse
Retail agreement


We are delighted to add to 4 recently built sites to our self-employed opportunities, coming over from our managed estate. These sites offer huge potential as we look at these businesses in a different way, driving more wet trade but also maintaining the amazing standards they have created for the food trade.

Are you in a managed pub now and looking for a bit more freedom to be creative? Are you an entrepreneur who wants something different, something that’s not been done before? Are you a publican that wants a step up? Are you a fantastic food operator? Do you have real ambition to be successful and make money? These opportunities might very well be the next step for you!


What we love about this pub

  • Modern and vibrant with lots of natural light
  • Pub is only 5 years old and gleaming
  • Dedicated children’s entertainment area inside as well as a play area outside
  • Fresh family living accommodation including 3 bedrooms and an office
  • Dedicated carvery and dessert serving area
  • Rear car park for easy guest parking
  • 3.5 rating on TripAdvisor with multiple 5* reviews highlighting potential
  • Beer gardens wrapping the whole of the pub
  • Strong family pub reputation
  • EHO Rating 5

What we love about the area

  • Multiple, walkable family housing developments ongoing nearby, offering trading scope
  • Lots of local trade and shops including Waitrose, Aldi, Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, B&Q and John Lewis in surrounding area
  • 10 mins walk to the Welwyn Garden station (50 mins into London)
  • Multiple ‘Good’ OFSTED rated schools within a mile radius
  • England’s second ‘Garden City’ offering a blend of green and urban escapes
  • Welwyn Garden City Football Club within 3-minute drive in the car – potential for sponsorship
  • Welwyn Garden City Golf Club and Gosling Sports Park both under 5 minutes away by car
  • Stanborough Park Water Sports Centre also under 5 minutes away by car. You could be the destination pub before or after visits there
  • Panshanger Golf Complex under 5 minutes away by car – 18- hole course with a simulator. You could do promotions to attract the Golfers
You can download our "Estates Pack" of the pub. This will show you the floorplan of the pub. Link is to the right.

The Agreement

That idea you’ve always had about running your own pub – always seemed like a distant dream, didn’t it? Bet you never realised it was just a £5k security deposit away (plus legal fees) with a Marston’s retail agreement.

For this pub, the potential earnings are circa £40,000.

What we pay for:

  • All the food and wet stock
  • Utilities
  • Business Rates
  • Entertainment Budgets
  • Cleaning Budgets
  • Repairs, fixtures and fittings

What you pay for:

  • Your own wage
  • Staff
  • Council Tax
  • TV Licence
  • Business Insurance

What’s in it for you?

  • Flexibility – Be your own boss and work from home, with no commute
  • Freedom – Having the freedom to do your own events, to push boundaries, to build sales, to explore things that normally you don’t see in these big managed houses
  • Modern fixtures and fittings across trade and accommodation area
  • Free Training – Retail induction courses, off site training, onsite training, onboarding support and recruitment support, as well as upskilling your new and existing team members. All at no cost.
  • Staff – Preassembled set of staff that come across with the pub when it comes to you
  • Support –You’ll have dedicated management support as well as our marketing team, beer & quality technicians and support from our estates team to keep the pub tip top
  • Community – A pub wouldn’t be a pub without its community, and you’ll be at its heart
  • Fresh, modern accommodation, rent free and no bills to pay except for Council Tax and TV licence

Who are we looking for?

  • Experienced Publicans, Retailers or Restauranteurs
  • People with strong food preparation and service management
  • Able to step in and out of a kitchen as well as being able to manage kitchen staff
  • Rota planning abilities – strong business acumen
  • Entrepreneurial talents – not being afraid to give things a go!
  • Sales planning – you love putting on big events!
  • Enthusiasm, real passion and a thirst for business
  • Excellent customer service skills – being a people person!
  • Ability to use social media to boost your events and promotions