Self-Employed Pub Business Partner

Moorside Farm
Retail agreement


The Moorside Farm is based in the community in Swinton. This pub has lots of opportunities to drive trade to the business, one of which is the local industrial estate situated behind the pub, for after work drinkers or office parties. There is also passing trade off the M60 motorway surrounding the pub, easily accessible and great for any publicans who need to zip onto the motorway. 
A local park is 3 minutes walk away as well as a large residential estate to the front of the pub, again trade to be capatilised on! There is high schools and primary schools as well as nurseries close to the pub for any families looking into getting into the pub industry. The property also boasts a spacious 3 double bedroom flat with kitchen diner, living room and bathroom. 
The pub itself is a community lead pub, it has a fantastic beer garden to the front, pool table and darts team already in situ, offering great beer and range of drinks. Food offer is also in place therefore we do need an experienced publican who has worked with food. This is a great opportunity because we are looking to put a own food menu into the business, we welcome any ideas and this will give 100% of the profits to the people that go in on the food side of the business. 

The Opportunity

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. Your earnings will be based on a percentage of weekly net turnover and for those of you interested in delivering a food offer, the agreement may include one of our branded food menus.

We’ve been working with this type of agreement for 10+ years now and have invested £3 million in our Retail Agreement pubs over the last year alone. People love them because they allow you to:
  • Be your own boss and work from home, with no commute
  • Live rent-free with no bills except Council Tax
  • Get your personal licence
  • Feel incentivised to grow the business and earn more
  • Access our support teams whenever you need them – from Beer & Quality Technicians to a dedicated Area Manager and Marketing team
  • Give your customers access to the brilliant range of Marston’s beers, wines, spirits and minerals – plenty of it award-winning!
  • All of your stock, including food, is supplied for free by Marston’s, although you will be responsible for managing it once it has been delivered
  • Call on us to cover the cost of repairs, fixtures and fittings
  • Learn all about Business Development Review Planning, Commercial Excellence and more over the first week’s induction training
  • Spend the first two days on the job settling in with full supervision on-site
  • Enjoy close support from the Marston’s team in the weeks after the initial induction training
Things to consider

In addition to the £5k security deposit and legal fees required for this agreement, you will need to cover your own insurance, except building insurance, which we’ll cover. Also, you’ll want to start thinking about your team; taking care of paying them and all other employment matters.

Before we all sign the agreement and see you heading into a whole new life, you’ll just need to show us proof that you’ve had independent financial advice from an accountant and solicitor, as dictated by the Statutory Pub Code. And, of course, obtain your personal licence (which we’ll help with) and complete your induction training.

It’s a five-year commitment, so you have loads of time to build the business and get it performing brilliantly but, if you do want to leave early, there’s always the option of six months’ notice with a ‘break’ clause in the contract.