Self-Employed Pub Business Partner

Bridge Inn
Menai Bridge
Foundation agreement


The Bridge Inn is a traditional large detached Restaurant and Bar pub, situated by The Menai Suspension Bridge, one of the most spectacular examples of engineering not only in Wales but in the world. Built in 1826 by Thomas Telford the Bridge was one of the longest suspension bridges built.
This one bar operation has stunning views of Menai and boasts a large conservatory dining area that performs as a function room also. This area steps out onto a raised sculptured beer garden, well sheltered and is a real haven. In addition to this, adjacent to the Bridge there is a large beer garden, which is popular through the summer for various events, but also weekly as a busy external area.
As the Bridge sits on the main A5 roundabout, providing one of the main access routes from the Isle of Anglesey to mainland North Wales, it enjoys plenty of passing trade and attracts tourists all year round. The local community enjoys the Bridge all year round for great food, drink and weekly offers and quiz entertainment.
We are looking for an experienced community operator with a strong background in food.

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 25% 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.