Run a pub with Marston's in Cardiff

Heath Hotel
Your Local Partnership


If you are interested in running your own pub business, the Heath in Cardiff is available now.

The Heath is a large venue on Whitchurch Road, featuring Sky Sports/TNT and Live Entertainment. The pub is split into two areas with the main bar area at the front of the building and the lounge area at the rear with lots of seating for dining. It has a strong reputation locally and the pub has lots of space, providing the opportunity to host functions during the week in one section of the pub.
There is great sales potential with this pub through promoting Live Sports throughout the week and live entertainment at the weekends with even more growth by driving extra sales in the right way.
The pub attracts a wide range of guests from local students and professionals to the local barracks as well. It is a popular destination during the week for Quiz nights, Open Mic and for all the football and sporting action.
We are looking for someone who is great at marketing their business and driving sales. The ideal candidate would be looking to get involved with the local community and make the Heath 'the place to be' in the local area.
The site currently takes on average £12,000 per week on a 90/10 wet led split but has the potential to achieve further sales through an 'own menu' offering.
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?

  • 20% share of weekly wet sales, excluding VAT.
  • Keep 100% of the food sales.
  • 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 wet stock, 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!).

What’s expected from you:

Our pubs are the heart of the community, bringing communities together by serving great drinks and fantastic events. It’s a proven business-model, perfect for either someone looking to take on a pub for their first time or more experienced operators to 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!