Run a pub with Marston's in Sutton

EBB & Flow Sutton
Retail Agreement


If you're a skilled publican or retail manager with food experience then check out our latest opportunity to run the Ebb & Flow in Sutton on our Retail Agreement.

The Ebb & Flow is situated on the High Street in the London Borough of Sutton in South London and lies on the lower slopes of the North Downs. The venue is a real chameleon - it has a solid late-night wet trade and a healthy daytime food/cafe style trade with a real mix of groups and users depending on the time of the day.

The Ebb & Flow is a one room operation with a long bar, designed to make cocktails in style! The site boasts modern décor which includes champagne tables, booths and bookable spaces. The site has a prominent, front external seating area direct on the high street. It has a 85/15 split in favour of wet sales and the operator would take 22% of income across these revenue streams.

This venue is ideal for someone with a passion for creating a great night out but also someone who can integrate into the local community getting actively involved with local organisations, charities and groups. Food experience is key with a proven 5 star score on the door and a focus on building a solid reputation. 

We are looking for a licensee/s who can build strong links within the local community and has the drive to boost sales and drive the Ebb & Flow to reach its' full potential.

Please note this figure does not include the additional benefits of running a Retail Agreement with Marston’s as detailed below.

If this is not the pub for you do you know someone who is? If so, let us know using our Refer a Friend scheme and if successful in being placed in the pub we will give you a £1,000! (Terms & conditions apply) 

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. With low ingoing costs, all the training and support you need to set you up for success, this is a great way of running your own business. 

What’s in it for you?

  • 22% share of weekly sales, excluding VAT.
  • Incentive bonuses based on business performance and standard audits.
  • Low ingoing costs, starting with just a £5,000 deposit and £360 legal fees. See ‘Things to consider’ for more information.
  • Support obtaining your personal licence.
  • Accommodation provided with most bills covered, except the council tax.
  • Call on us to cover the cost of repairs, fixtures and fittings.
  • 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!).

What we expect from you:

Our Retail Agreement is a proven business-model, perfect for entrepreneurs who can drive sales, standards and guest experience.

In addition to the £5k security deposit required for this agreement, you will need to cover legal costs (£360 inc VAT), and 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 and legal advice and have completed a sustainable business plan, in accordance with the Pubs Code. And, of course, obtain your personal licence (ask a member of our team about booking this course free of charge with us) 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