Self-Employed Pub Business Partner

Crates & Grapes
Retail agreement


Spirited Pub Operator Wanted for a Lively Local  

Situated within the heart of the bustling market town of Warsop, The Crate & Grapes sits on the High Street and is surrounded by a variety of shopping amenities and a popular indoor market. Due to the nature of its location, the pub benefits from plenty of passing footfall from shoppers. The site is very accessible to all with a bus stop right outside the door, and the railway station a mere 10 min walk away.

The Crate & Grapes is famous for its weekend entertainment in Warsop, licenced to sell alcohol until late. The pub is serviced by one room and three separate spaces, the pub offers a variety of events at the weekend such as live music performances and DJ’s, all of which are well received by regulars.

This is a community value lead site, and as such we offer a special discount to the site to guarantee everyday day low prices on key products, meaning that is operator will maintain a 20% profit on their drinks products.
Are you a local operator who prides themselves in their ability to run a great pub? You will be familiar with Warsop town centre and have the ability to organise appealing events such as live music nights. If you are as passionate about pubs as we are, then we want to speak with you about The Crate & Grapes.

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.