Self-Employed Pub Business Partner

Cricketers Inn
Foundation agreement
If you are interested in this opportunity please could you send an email along with your contact details to our recruitment team on and a member of the recruitment team with be in touch to discuss in more detail.


Located in the village centre of Easton, in a dominant road side position The Cricketers Inn is hard to miss. Easton is located just a few miles from the beautiful city of Winchester 

On entering the pub through the pavement entrance you have 2 bars one for coffee and reception for the letting rooms and one for beer and drinks. To the left you have a small dining and drinking area with TV and access to the toilets, perfect for drinkers and locals  and to the right you have further dining and drinking areas, a great open fire and access to the other entrance which takes you out on to the small garden terrace that can seat 16. 

There is a full catering kitchen to enable a good pub food offering to locals and tourists alike, food plays an important role for this pub, and village life.

The site benefits from 3 en-suite letting rooms, with excellent facilities and décor, very well known in the area and full a lot of the time.

There is three entrances to the pub, the rear has an entrance that takes you direct to the letting bedrooms, it also has a main entrance through the patio garden area an one on the pavement. When all the hanging baskets and boxes are in bloom, the site looks stunning

Key features

Great village location 
Great starter pub
Garden Terrace
Car Park
Beautiful well looked after pub with traditional feel 
3 en-suite letting rooms

The Opportunity

Let your big ideas for your own pub run free as a foundation partner. Your earnings will be based on a percentage of weekly drinks sales, but you’ll have the flexibility to choose the food you offer and keep every penny of food sales!It’s the chance to:

  • Leave your old life behind and be your own boss
  • Commit to five of the most exciting years you’ll have ever worked
  • Live rent-free in the pub
  • Take home 30% of weekly drinks sales
  • Keep 100% of the money you make on food
  • Keep 50% of the profits from any gaming machines
  • Offer the award-winning range of fantastic Marston’s beers, wines, spirits and minerals
  • Have your drinks stock supplied and paid for by Marston’s, not to mention your heating and lighting
  • Learn from the best during your induction training and enjoy on going training and support from your dedicated Business Development Manager
Things to consider

You’ll need to put in a £5k deposit, plus legal fees and cover your own insurance (except building insurance, which we’ll pay for). Also, you’ll want to start thinking about your team; taking care of paying them and all other employment matters. We’re on-hand to offer guidance as you plan your business overheads, like business rates (and your own residential Council Tax). Also, start thinking about any internal repairs and decoration you’d like to do to bring the place up to standard and committing to an annual decorating fund.

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.