As the top pub company for partners to work with (according to the Pubs Code Adjudicator Tied Tenant Survey 2023), and the original pioneer of partnership agreements, we really believe that we know what pub partners need to succeed better than anyone else. Our range of partnerships have arrived to show just that. Redefining our pub partner experience for the better.
Our partnerships reflect the uniqueness of our pubs and the personalities who run them. There’s something for everyone, whether you’ve never pulled a pint before, or you’re twenty years in the trade, we’ve flexed our partnerships to give you the support and freedom you need to grow a great business. With low ingoing costs, and British Institute of Innkeeping accredited training to set you up for success, this is the best way to get going.
We’ll be rolling out our new partnerships throughout 2024. We’ve developed a range to suit the variety of our pubs and bars estate – from family-friendly local hotspots offering an expertly developed Marston’s menu, to a more quaint country pub or a lively city centre bar.
How does it work?
Our Agreement is a proven business-model, perfect for entrepreneurs who can drive sales, standards and create memorable guest experiences.
In addition to the security deposit required (starting from £5,000), you’ll need to cover legal costs (£360 inc VAT), and your own insurance (except building insurance, which we’ll take care of). All of that covered? Now it’s time to start thinking about your team and the day-to-day; taking care of paying them and arranging all other employment matters (which of course we can support you with).
Before we all sign the agreement and get the show officially on the road, you’ll need to show us proof that you’ve had independent financial and legal advice and have completed a sustainable business plan, in accordance with the Pubs Code. And, of course, obtain your personal licence (a member of our team can help you book this course free of charge) and complete your induction training. A guide will be provided to you to help you navigate through this stage.
It’s a five-year commitment, so you have plenty of time to build your business and get it performing brilliantly but, if you want to leave early, we won’t make you stay. You have the option of giving us notice (three or six months depending on your agreement) to end the agreement.