Run a Pub with Marston’s in Kidderminster

Viaduct Tavern
Community Wet Partnership


If you're an skilled publican or retail manager with food experience then check out our latest opportunity to run the Viaduct Tavern in Kidderminster on our Partnership Agreement.

The Viaduct Tavern in Kidderminster is a traditional style pub with community at its heart.  It boasts a two room operation; a Lounge Restaurant and a Sports Bar.  The Sports Bar gives guests the opportunity to enjoy live sport from both Sky and BT across 9 screens and offers all of the favourite classic pub games - darts, pool and dominoes. Both the bar and lounge area make this warm and friendly pub the perfect setting for catching up with friends or family.  Outside is equipped with a huge car (park perfect for planning big summer outdoor events), outdoor bar and plenty of bench seating.

The Viaduct is perfectly situated on the outskirts of town close to a large residential area. This is a great prospect for an licensee who is passionate about their local community. The site has the potential to achieve up to £20k a week by targeting extra food and drinks sales.

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

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, deposits starting from £5,000 and £360 legal cost. (*deposits can vary dependant on business – ask us for more details*)
  • 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 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!