Self-Employed Pub Business Partner

29 Jul 2020
Retail agreement


Recently refurbished - The Poacher in Blackrod is a typical traditional English pub retaining that village pub character! Nestled on the corner of a busy road, the entrances are from the front and side leading from the large car park and enclosed beer garden, with a spacious lounge that offers comfortable seating areas with cosy fires. The pub provides Sky Sports with viewing areas that have large screen T.V’s and a great surround sound system that can be used for other opportunities. There is a small kitchen at the back of the bar that if the retailer so wishes could use to produce their own small food offering or bar snacks that they would keep 100% of the profits. This is a great option for people who want that small introduction into food if they've not done it before or for those seasoned pub operators who just want that sort of food menu in their pubs. If you google the pub, the reviews boast of the friendly atmosphere, lapping up the amazing cask ales at great prices - this needs to continue and go that one step further with anyone going in there by having someone as a driving force for that community engagement for teams and committee meetings, events, this pub is a great option for people to mould it to their own desire. Stone's throw from Middlebrook train station and retail & leisure park as well as 3 golf greens! Please apply if you are interested in this beautiful pub! 

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 retail 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.

We’ve been working with this type of agreement for 10+ years now and have invested £3 million in our Retail Agreement pubs over the last year alone. People love them because they allow you to:
  • Be your own boss and work from home, with no commute
  • Live rent-free with no bills except Council Tax
  • Get your personal licence
  • Feel incentivised to grow the business and earn more
  • Access our support teams whenever you need them – from Beer & Quality Technicians to a dedicated Area Manager and Marketing team
  • Give your customers access to the brilliant range of Marston’s beers, wines, spirits and minerals – plenty of it award-winning!
  • All of your stock, including food, is supplied for free by Marston’s, although you will be responsible for managing it once it has been delivered
  • Call on us to cover the cost of repairs, fixtures and fittings
  • Learn all about Business Development Review Planning, Commercial Excellence and more over the first week’s induction training
  • Spend the first two days on the job settling in with full supervision on-site
  • Enjoy close support from the Marston’s team in the weeks after the initial induction training
Things to consider

In addition to the £5k security deposit and legal fees required for this agreement, you will need to cover 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, as dictated by the Statutory Pub Code. And, of course, obtain your personal licence (which we’ll 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 but, if you do want to leave early, there’s always the option of six months’ notice with a ‘break’ clause in the contract.