Self-Employed Pub Business Partner

Bridge Inn
Retail agreement


Superb Business Opportunity in Local Community Pub

The Bridge Inn is a spacious community pub located next to plenty of residential housing and Cutgate Precinct offering Wide range of shops including COOP, Various fast food offerings, Pet store, Medical centre, Schools in the area closest being Oulder Hill High with excellent Ofsted reports. 

The pub has the bonus of a beer garden and offers ample public parking, essential features in the industry given the current climate.

With all this in mind there is a three bedroomed managers accommodation above the business with a private office space, giving you somewhere to get your ideas flowing.

All we need now is the right operator to take the reins of the pub.

Do you want to start your own business at a fraction of the cost?

Our Retail Agreement is perfect for a first-time pub operator. You may be from a management background in hospitality or retail - what matters is your passion for
great customer service and your ability to lead and motivate a team of staff. Prior experience working in a pub will be essential for this pub. A knowledge of the local area will also be preferred.

The Retail Agreement is a lower risk and high support agreement which offers a 'foot in the door' to the self-employer pub industry. With fixed in goings of only £5,000, you will be given the support and training you need to develop your skills and run a successful pub with Marston’s.

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.