Our mission at Marston’s is to have “Pubs To Be Proud Of” and we’re 100% committed to achieving this.
2021 saw a change of CEO, signalling the start of an exciting period of change and transformation for the business. Marston’s is now a focused Pub Company, striving to have the best possible partners and licensees to join us on this very exciting journey.
Our commitment to our colleagues and partners is underpinned by a very clear set of values and behaviours and we put these at the heart of everything we do. It makes it the very special place that Marston’s is known to be.
We are Guest Obsessed – we put our guests first always, aiming to delight them when they’re in our pubs.
We Raise The Bar – we’re committed to each other, the business and to being the best version of ourselves.
We will Grow – we challenge ourselves and each other, to ensure we’re always being the best we can possibly be.
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.
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.