Self-Employed Pub Business Partner

Retail agreement


The Tafarn y Felin is located in Swiss Valley on the outskirts of the Welsh town of Llanelli. This new-build site has a large central bar with well-defined individual trading areas and separate areas for entertainment and sports.  The Tafarn y Felin drivers footfall through Sky Sports, live entertainment and food; with the potential to grow the food offer to further develop the business.
Internally the Tafarn y Felin is well decorated to a high standard inside and there is a great well-equipped kitchen and 
externally there is a well-maintained beer with and a side terrace area boasting great views of the Gower coastline. 
The ideal candidate would be an experienced community operator who can drive both the wet and food sales, There is a great opportunity here to grow the food sales and the focus to get the business Integrating into the local community will be important, there is a sports and entertainment offer here and the new operator (s) will need to ensure the right customer base is maintained and look for more opportunities with the help of our food offer

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.