Self-Employed Pub Business Partner

Noahs Ark Inn
Retail agreement


The Noah's Ark is a brilliant traditional community pub offering many reasons to visit for the loyal locals. A 1 bar, 2 room operation allows the operator to separate the quieter, more relaxed drinking and dining area from the more lively bar area which has pool and 2 darts throws, both of which are well used and benefits from pub teams. 

The kitchen just off from the bar is well equipped to produce the Marstons Neighbourhood menu serving pub classics and also buffets for private functions that generally use the bar area. There is a small enclosed outside space with benches and booths and a large open patio with benches for guests to enjoy our beautiful British weather.

The pub’s exterior has recently been redecorated and the 3 bedroomed private quarters have also recently been redecorated.

The pub is surrounded by residential housing and has other amenities like a high school, crematorium and shops in the immediate area to help drive trade. It is situated on the busy Willenhall to Wolverhampton road and has easy access to its 2 car parks.

This is a great community pub which needs an all rounder. The new operator needs to get stuck into everything happening in the local community and make The Noah's Ark the place to go for your private party, for something to eat, pool competitions, hobby clubs etc. Pub teams engagement is needed and food service experience is preferred but not essential.
There are so many different groups of people that use the pub, the new operator really does need to be open and engaging. We are looking for an operator with exceptional high standards just like us, an eye for detail and self motivated to go after every sales opportunity.

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.