Run a pub with Marston's in Ashbourne

Pub:
Bridge
Ashbourne
Community Wet Partnership
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Overview

Located directly in the centre of Ashbourne the Bridge is a sizable property of significant stature. A multi functional site it boasts generous ground level bar / restaurant, a downstairs cellar bar made up of 4 trading areas which also can double up as a function facility and a significantly sized external drinking courtyard.

 Ashbourne has a busy local trade but also benefits from a good amount of tourism being located on the edge of the Peak district and surrounded by an abundance of holiday lettings / campsites. This historic town also benefits from the annual Shrovetide event which attracts visitors from far and wide. 

We need a strong operator(s) / consortium with town centre pub management experience. Local knowledge an advantage but not essential. We would also consider General Managers or Assistant Managers from City Centre sites or late night venues that have high food volume but morph into late night entertainment.

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

What’s in it for you?

  • A guaranteed annual retained sum of £25k, released weekly.
  • 22% share of weekly sales, excluding VAT.
  • Low ingoing costs, starting with just a £5,000 deposit and £360 legal cost. See ‘Things to consider’ for more information.
  • Accommodation included with most bills covered, except the council tax & TV License.
  • All of your stock, including food, and all associated consumables are supplied 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 supporting you to help you grow the business.
  • Access to our 450 strong-support teams whenever you need them – including Marketing, Recruitment best practice 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!)
  • If you do want to leave early, there’s always the option of six months’ notice with a ‘break’ clause in the contract.

What’s expected from you:

Our pubs are at the heart of the community, bringing locals and the communities together by serving great drinks, perfect food and fantastic events. It’s a proven business-model, perfect for skilled publicans or retail manager with food experience, 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), 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 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!