Run a pub with Marston's in Swansea

Tafarn Morlais
Community Wet Partnership


Could you run the Tafarn Morlais in Llangennech, near Llanelli as a self-employed licensee? This popular family pub is now available, offering the opportunity to run your own food offer alongside a strong drinks trade.

The Tafarn Morlais is a great food led pub and consists of a cosy bar area and a large lounge/dining room both serviced from a well equipped commercial kitchen. There is a large car park and a great outside area to the rear of the pub.

The pub has an experienced team of staff already in place and a well established trade. The ideal candidate will have experience of running a busy food operation within a pub/hospitality environment and possess a range of leadership skills in order to drive this business forward. You will need to lead from the front demonstrating exceptional customer service along with strong networking skills to engage with local businesses and organisations in order to fully exploit the sales potential of this site.

We are looking for operators who can build strong links within the local community and have the drive to boost sales and drive the Tafarn Morlais to reach its full potential.

The site currently takes on average £10,000 per week on a 50/50 split but has the potential to achieve higher a week by targeting extra food and drinks sales.
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!