Self-Employed Pub Business Partner

Company: Marstons
Location: Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Job Ref.: 21776
Job Title: Pillar partnership
Hours: Part time
Salary: Available on request
Date Posted: November 10, 2022
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The Ye Olde Red Lion is a wonderful 16th Century Coaching Inn, nestled in the heart of the historic town of Market Bosworth. Just a short walk from the bustling market square and just over 2 miles from Bosworth Battlefield heritage centre-which has recently been nominated for a ‘Visit England’ award. 

Inside the pub you’ll find its original working fireplace- perfect for creating that cosy atmosphere in the cooler months. Traditional homecooked food is served daily and the pub can cater for up to 72 covers. The coaching Inn also boasts 5 letting bedrooms upstairs; 3 doubles, 1 twin all en-suite, and 1 single. Outside the Inn, there is a seating area, small patio, and covered area with a car park to the side. 

The private accommodation comprises of 3 bedrooms, generous living room, private kitchen, and bathroom. We are looking for an experienced Licensee to take this historic pub to new heights on our fabulous Pillar agreement! Don’t miss out on this brilliant business opportunity!

We’re committed to support our people to progress and develop their career with us - making this the perfect role for our internal Aspire candidates to apply for.

You can have the best of both worlds with our new and exciting Pillar Agreement.  Support is key for this turnover-share agreement which shares the risk and the opportunities between both parties, creating a partnership and focus to give your guests a first-class experience. We share the net sales and some of the cost base – building a deal that gives both parties a solid base to build and grow a profitable business.

• The option to leave your old life behind and be your own boss
• Live rent-free in the pub
• Marston’s will pay your utilities for you – lighting, heating and water
• Between us we will agree the wet product range to support your food offer. 
• You retain an agreed percentage of all income streams (net of VAT) and have full control over your food offer and accommodation (where applicable)
• Low ingoing costs
• Marston’s will take responsibility for all repairs and decoration both internal and external, (except the private residential accommodation).
• No service charge applies to this agreement
• Have your Broadband, cutting-edge EPOS system and online booking tools (where appropriate) supplied by Marston’s 
• Fixtures and fittings would be owned by Marston’s
• Keep 50% of the profits from any gaming machines
• Offer the award-winning range of fantastic Marston’s beers, wines, spirits and minerals
• Have your drinks stock supplied and paid for by Marston’s
• Expert induction training plus on-going training and support from your dedicated Business Development Manager and support teams

Things to consider
You’ll need to put in a £5k deposit, plus legal fees and monies to cover your insuring obligations under the agreement (except building insurance, which we’ll pay for and recharge to you). Also, you’ll want to start thinking about your team; taking care of paying them and all other employment matters. We’re on-hand to offer guidance as you plan your business overheads, like business rates (and your own residential Council Tax). 

Before we all sign the agreement and see you heading into a whole new life, you will need to show us proof that you have taken independent financial advice from a suitably qualified accountant on your business plan and professional advice from a solicitor, in accordance with the requirements of the Pubs Code Regulations. And, of course, obtain your personal licence (which we’ll help with) and complete your induction training.

This is a five-year commitment, so you have plenty of time to build a successful business.  However, if you do want to leave early, there is a break option in the agreement which entitles you to give six months’ notice to terminate.