Run a pub with Marston's in Hale

Wellington Hotel
Community Wet Partnership


The Wellington pub nestled in the small picturesque village of Hale, perfectly located 2km East of Liverpool John Lennon airport and Speke and north of the River Mersey and a stones throw away from Liverpool City Centre

The pub is spread over multiple areas and two floors. The entrance just of Town Lane is directly into the cosy pub side, with a pool table and darts and sports viewing. This side of the pub area benefits with a real open fire, with direct access to the large beer garden directly off the bar area.

The large car park offers direct access into the dining area, with a large open plan conservatory seating up to 65 covers and directly off the dining area is the large commercial kitchen.

Following the stairs from the dining area leads to the two function rooms. The larger room has tons of character and charm, wooden beams, and floor. With its own fully serviceable bar. This room can easily seat 100+ guests in comfort and style and a second smaller conference style function room to the side of the building.

The pub is currently taking between £12,000 - £15,000 per week however has the potential to take more with the development of current food offer and driving additional sales through the function room.

The Wellington would suit an experienced operator who has a food background and experience of driving functions and sports, if you are creative and have a flair for marketing this could be the ideal pub for you.  The site has many aspects for sales delivery from developing the company menu, driving the sales and the functions.

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, 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!