Run the Crown Tavern with Marston's in Scarborough

Crown Tavern
Community Wet Partnership


If you're a skilled publican or retail manager with food experience then check out our latest opportunity to run the Crown Tavern in Scarborough on our Community Wet Partnership Agreement.

The Crown Tavern sits in a prominent position at the end of the Falsgrave Road in Scarborough on the road to Whitby. It is a former managed house site and has the benefit of a large car park and children's outdoor play area. The Pub interior is  open plan and served from a central bar with a raised dining area at one end of the pub and a games room at the other end. The Pub is well furnished and has approx 50 Covers. The site currently attracts locals during the winter months for food and evening entertainment and tourists in the Spring and Summer months are a welcome addition.

This is a great prospect for an licensee who is passionate about their local community. The site currently takes on average £8,500 per week with 10% of sales from the food side of the business. The aim here is to increase the overall sales to £10,000+ per week with a higher share of food mix to ideally 75% wet and 25% food. The Crown Tavern would be an ideal opportunity for a current or previous General Manager/Operator with experience of producing food to a good level, that is passionate to be part of this Local Community to maximise the opportunity at the pub. In return we are offering the new operator a guaranteed annual retained sum of £25k, released weekly and 22% of food and drink turnover.
We are looking for licensee/s who can build strong links within the local community and has the drive to boost sales and drive the Crown Tavern to reach its' full potential.

Please note this figure does not include the additional benefits of running a Partnership 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 partnership 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?

  • A guaranteed annual retained sum of £25k, released weekly.
  • A 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 Partnership 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