Self-Employed Pub Business Partner

Midway Inn
Retail agreement


The Midway Inn is a very attractive pub, both inside and out! Having recently been fully refurbished the business would suit someone who has a real passion and some experience running pubs before.
Internally the pub is split into two main trading areas with a separate dining area, divided by bi-fold doors which can be opened up to make one bar on busy nights. Eternally, the beer garden is situated to the side aspect of the pub  and benefits from a useful Marquee offering customers a sheltered area that can be used for trading the business outside. In addition the car park has ample room, which can also be used to increase extra outside space. 
The pub is known for it's great food and see's a regular customer base, especially on Sundays. The Midway is also famed for it's  popular events and darts teams. 
Over the years it has been very well looked after, from the internal pub décor to the upstairs two bedroomed managers accommodation, it really does offer a ready to open business opportunity! 
Offered on a 22% weekly take agreement the pub has previously been trading at £6,200 per week, which is made up of 80/20 in favour of wet sales. .
Locally, the area has everything on the door step from supermarkets, good schools, a big family play park, leisure complex and lots more all within walking distance offering lots of opportunity to build the business further.

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.