The numbers

The ingoing costs

You’ll need to cover the following costs to take on a pub franchise agreement:

  • Franchise fee - £25,000 + VAT
  • Working capital - £20,000 - £25,000
  • Ongoing business fee – 1.25% of turnover
  • Independent legal advice, accountant’s advice and surveyor’s advice
  • Business set-up costs
  • Moving costs
The returns

Our franchisees receive the following:

  • 20% of turnover (monthly)
  • 20% of profit (quarterly)
  • Rent free accommodation – for you and your family
  • Marston’s cover the majority of the bills
Your responsibilities

This table outlines the responsibilities of Marston's, and the responsibilities which lie with the franchisee:

Franchisee responsibilities