Self-Employed Pub Business Partner

Pub:
Jolly Crofters
Bolton
Retail agreement
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Overview

The Jolly Crofters is a lovely community pub set in the semi-rural area of Horwich, at the foot of the glorious Pennine Hills.  The site has recently been refurbished to a very high standard, and a warm welcome awaits all with real ales and good home cooked food with a regular changing specials board.  The trading area is open plan with zoned areas, outside there is a beautiful bespoke beer garden and large car park.  There is also an area that can be used for functions.
 
Average weekly take £11,000 net
Sales mix 50/50 of wet and dry sales 
 
The ideal candidate for this pub should be energetic and full of drive, with ideas or proven experience as to how they will grow the business. Experience working in the trade is not necessary but strong business acumen and a passion for customer service is a must.   Food and cask ale experience as well as local knowledge would be an advantage.  Must be able to integrate with the community.
 
Did you know?

Marston’s has a wide range of opportunities for a wide range of people, but one thing’s for sure, our passion for pubs is at the heart of all we do. We’ve got 183 years of experience in brewing beer and running a range of successful pubs throughout the UK, so you could say we’ve got a pretty good track record!

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.