Run a pub with Marston's in Wolverhampton

Pub:
Castle Inn
Wolverhampton
Community Wet Partnership
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Overview

The Castle Inn is a popular community pub benefiting from a guest base of returning regular customers, located at the heart of a large residential area in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton. This large site benefits from a dining area of 60 covers, a snug seating 20 and the bar seating an additional 40 covers, and is the perfect venue for families and diners. 

The Castle is a hub for the local community and benefits from Sky Sports as well as local sports teams including crib, dominoes, pool and darts.  The site currently trades at £14,000 per week on average, with 40% of the sales coming from the food side of the business and would suit an experienced operator.

An experienced community operator with a food background or individual with a proven record of developing an excellent management team.

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!