We have a range of different pubs and a range of different agreements – the challenge is to match the right partner, with the right agreement and the perfect pub!
To help you explore the options available and get an idea of which agreements may suit your needs, use our ‘Agreement Explorer’ tool to select the type of pub business you would love to run, and the varying levels of investment required for each agreement – Based on your selections, the Agreement Explorer will highlight which agreements will be able to you.
However, if you’re sure that running a pub business is right for you, please don’t let the need for investment stop you from having a conversation with us - we might still be able to help set you off on your pub journey.
Our managed house estate is incredibly varied and includes both destination food pubs and community focused ones. We’re also famous for our industry leading new build programme.
Working for Marston’s as a managed partner means working for a market-leading company that offers a great working environment. We recognise and reward hard work and encourage development at all levels, providing excellent training and development opportunities. We offer a first-class package inclusive of:
Our retail agreement is ideal for someone looking to run their own pub business for a small ingoing fee. Income is based on a percentage of the pub’s weekly sales, so the more you grow the business, the more you can earn.
Retail Partners are responsible for;
A franchise is a business relationship where one party allows another to operate a proven business model in return for initial and ongoing fees.
The franchisor (in this case, Marston’s) grants the franchisee permission to use their operating trading model, trademarks and brand. In return, the franchisee pays an initial fee and an ongoing business fee.
Franchise partners are responsible for:
Our foundation partner’s income is based on a percentage of the weekly sales - in this case 30%. Under a foundation agreement though, you have the flexibility to introduce your own food offer, and retain 100% of all food sales.
Foundation partners are responsible for:
Running a pub as a tenanted partner gives you the freedom to truly be your own boss and run your business in the way you want, with the autonomy to implement your own ideas and original food offer. At the same time, help and support is available from Marston’s whenever you need it!
Our Pathway Tenancy agreements would suit entrepreneurs who have funds available to invest in getting the business started, solid business acumen and a clear vision for your dream pub business. This agreement would also suit entrepreneurs who are looking to have multiple pub businesses and manage multiple properties.
Tenanted partners are responsible for;
If you are considering taking on a pub you need to fully understand the implications, both financial and personal. A detailed business plan is essential and you need to do as much research as possible into the pub and the agreement you’re looking at so you can be sure it suits your aspirations.
Some of our pub businesses are complex and would not be suitable for someone with little or no industry experience, but a number of our sites are. What’s most important is having strong business acumen, a focus on the customer experience and a can-do attitude.Pubs Code Regulations 2016
The Pubs Code Regulations 2016 came into effect on Thursday 21st July 2016. Marston’s PLC is the landlord of more than 500 tied pubs and is a “pub-owning business” for the purposes of the legislation and is therefore subject to the provisions of the regulations.
The Pubs Code Regulations impose upon us an obligation to provide prospective pub operators with certain information during the recruitment process, which will enable them to make an informed decision about the business and the agreement they are considering entering into. The Pubs Code regulates the business relationship between Marston’s and our pub operators. This will provide prospective pub operators with a clear view of what they can expect when working in partnership with Marston’s.