Marston's Pub Franchise

  • Run a thriving community pub in partnership with Marston's
  • Investment required of £25,000 plus working capital
  • Benefit from our extensive support package, tried and tested formats and menus and industry-leading beer portfolio
  • Franchisees receive 20% of profit and 20% of sales

What is a franchise?

A franchise is a business relationship where one party allows another to operate clones of a proven business model in return for initial and ongoing fees.

What does that actually mean?

The franchisor (in this case, Marston’s) gives the franchisee a license entitling them to use their methods, trademarks and brand. In return, the franchisee pays an initial license fee and an ongoing business fee.

The franchisor provides the franchisee with a support package and operating manual (covering things like induction, training, business development advice, marketing and so on) which means they can run and develop the business, even if they have no prior experience in this field. 

Franchising is a great way to have your own business and work for yourself – but you’ll be safe in the knowledge that support is there when you need it.

The table below highlights the key features of our franchise agreement, and how it differs from the other agreements we offer. This will help you decide which option is best for you.

  Retail Foundation Tenancy Pathways Pub Franchise
Income Split Minimum 20% of weekly turnover 30% of total weekly wet turnover   20% of turnover + 20% of quarterly profits
Length 5 years 5 years 3-5 years 5 years
* Option to renew for a further 5 years, one time only
Deposit £5000 £5000 Rent dependent  
Agreement cost       £20,000 + VAT
Other Costs Working capital, Professional advice (legal, financial), Personal costs, Insurance, Council tax Working capital, Professional advice (Legal, financial, property), Personal costs, Insurance, Council tax, Decorating fund
* Minimum £1000
Working capital, Training fee, Stocks/Glassware, Professional advice (Legal, financial, property), Personal costs, Insurance, Council tax, Decorating fund
* Minimum £1000
Working capital, Professional advice (legal, financial), Personal costs, Insurance, Council tax
Rent     New Agreements - site dependent
(annual RPI increase thereafter)
 
Repair Liability   Internal repairs Internal repairs  
Beer Tie
Do you purchase all drinks products from Marston's?
Food Tie
Do you purchase all food products from Marston's?
Site dependent    
Service Charge    
Can I sell my agreement?    
TOTAL Ingoing COSTS + other costs:
T's and C's apply
£5,000 + working capital & legal fees £5,000 + working capital & legal fees Variable plus legal fees £20,000 + working capital
Benefits

Still not sure which route to take? Give our Recruitment team a call on 01902 329713 and we’ll do our best to help. We’re available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

If you'd like to register your interest in attending a Discovery Day to find out more about our Pub Franchise, click here.