The Pillar of Salt is a community pub located in Droitwich, perfectly situated within a local housing estate and benefiting from several local amenities creating plenty of passing trade.
This one bar operation has two distinct zoned areas, a comfortable lounge and a bar area with pool, darts and big wall HD screen. The Pillar of Salt also benefits from a large carpark, a beer garden around the front and a covered patio around the back with outside TV.
Customers and reasons to visit range from the retired lunchers, after work drinking, families enjoying an evening meal, sports viewers, late night entertainment and weekend drinking occasions.
It really is the heart of the community and is awaiting a driven community operator to elevate it to new heights. The site is currently taking on average £7k per week, with 80% of the sales favouring drinks, but with the potential to grow. We are looking for someone with a proven food background ideally carvery to grow this side of the business, and help the Pillar of Salt achieve its full potential.
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:
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. Test
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.