Self-Employed Pub Business Partner

Pear Tree
Retail agreement


STOP PRESS!!!  ……….. An amazing opportunity to run your own pub has arisen at the Pear Tree, Albany Road, Cardiff.

The Pear Tree is a sleeping giant and its waiting for that special retailer to introduce a great reason to visit every day of the week, the Pear Tree is ideally situated right on the corner of Albany road and stands out on the high street and it’s a perfect place for meeting up with friends and having a bite to eat and a drink. If you need somewhere to relax with hearty food and great drinks, look no further. The Pear Tree attracts a variety of customers from coffee drinkers throughout the day, locals, ladies who lunch, special occasions, families and weekend revellers and is currently taking on average of £14k per week with a mix of 70 /30 to wet. 

This is perfect for a retailer who is looking for their next big adventure, ideally the candidate will have experience of running a very busy community lead business. We are looking for that special entrepreneur to take this business to the next level, nothing is off the table here so a very exciting opportunity for that special person.

The Opportunity

The Pear Tree is a community food pub which has recently been converted from a managed house to a Retail Agreement site. With strong food sales, an excellent location and available on our fresh new Retail Food Agreement. This is the perfect opportunity for experienced managers to combine their community know-how and passion for guests with a proven branded pub model.
Our Retail Food Agreement is perfect for people passionate about pubs and obsessed with serving great food and an unforgettable experience every time! With low ingoing costs, all the training and support you need to get you settled and raring to succeed and offering the opportunity to earn an unlimited share of sales and profit, backed up with a guaranteed annual retained sum to provide you with some peace of mind.
  • A guaranteed annual retained sum of £25,000.
  • A 20% share of weekly sales, excluding vat.
  • A bonus payment if your pub exceeds budget – 10% of your pubs total profit above budget, paid bi-annually.
  • Low ingoing costs, starting with just a £5,000 deposit, we will even pay for your legal fees. See ‘Things to consider’ for more information.
  • Accommodation provided, with most bills covered, except the council tax 
  • All of your stock, including food, and all associated consumables are supplied for free by Marston’s, although you will be responsible for managing it once it has been delivered.
  • Comprehensive induction training and ongoing support and training.
  • A dedicated area manager working with you to help you grow the business.
  • Access to our 450 strong-support teams whenever you need them – including Marketing, Recruitment and Food and Drink specialists.
  • All our Pub Partners get access to our FREE Learning, Development and Training platform Campus (a package worth over £300!).
Things to consider

In addition to the £5k security deposit 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 and have completed a sustainable business plan, in accordance with the Pubs Code. And, of course, obtain your personal licence (which we can 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.