Need help?

Take a look at our FAQs. If you can't find the answer you need, please call our Recruitment team on 01902 329713.

HOW MUCH FUNDING DO I NEED TO BECOME A LEASED PARTNER?

As you might expect running  your own pub will involve a number of costs. These can vary hugely depending on the type of agreement you take on combined with other factors such as the size, style and location of the pub. We advertise all of our sites in a clear and simple format and you can search available pubs for lease or tenancy here. For additional guidance please call a member of our recruitment team on 01902 329713.

DO I NEED TO HAVE EXPERIENCE RUNNING A PUB?

Previous experience of running a pub will of course be advantageous but is not essential. Any experience of running your own business and managing accounts, profit and loss and stock control will also help you on the way to success. More importantly, Marston’s recognises the passion, ambition, vision and commitment in our operators who have the drive to make their businesses a success. We offer a wide range of support and training services to help both new entrants to the trade and experienced licensees.

HOW MUCH MONEY CAN I EXPECT TO EARN?

Taking on a pub and becoming your own boss is not without risk. Being self-employed is very different to receiving a regular, stable salary; but there is also the prospect of even greater reward. Again the style of pub and how you choose to run your business will affect your profits. It is important that you enter the business with a realistic view of potential performance. Your Business Development Manager will provide you with the trading history of the pub you are interested in and as you start to build your business plan you will establish realistic projections.

YOU OFFER A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT PACKAGES? WHICH SHOULD I CHOOSE?

Our Leased and Tenanted pubs are offered on the agreement that we best think is suited to the outlet. However the agreement offered may change when we get to know more about the skills and capabilities of the people who are interested in the pub. We can help you in choosing the ideal agreement for you, but our advice is first to thoroughly understand all of our agreements before making a decision.

AM I COMMITTED TO A LONG-TERM AGREEMENT?

The length of your tenancy or lease depends on the agreement you choose and can range from between 1 and 30 years.

HOW DO I GET A PERSONAL LICENCE?

In order to run a pub you need to hold a personal licence. The process for applying for a personal licence to sell alcohol is fairly straight forward - please call a member of our team to find out more on 01283 507359.

ONCE I HAVE APPLIED, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

We'll be in touch with you within 5 working days for an informal chat to get to know you and learn more about what you are looking for in a pub. Following this is a twostage interview process where you will be required to complete a business plan. If there is not currently a pub you are interested in or we decide you might be best suited to another venue then we will keep your details on our talent bank and will be in touch with a suitable opportunity.

DO I HAVE TO BUY EVERYTHING FROM MARSTON'S?

This is dependent upon your agreement. The majority of our pubs are offered on a tied basis.

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS ON OTHER GOODS AND SERVICES?

Through taking advantage of Marston’s buying power we are proud to offer you a range of services to help you in the successful running of your pub business at discounted rates, saving you money on your bottom line.