Why Marston’s?

The chance to be your own boss, carry out all your brilliant ideas for running a pub and feel empowered to build a bright future for you and your family. Let’s dig a little deeper into what it means to free your ambition as one of our pub partners.

The flexibility that comes with running your own business gives you full control over your own time. And with on-site accommodation included with most of our opportunities, you can wave goodbye to the headache of the rush hour commute. Plus, you’ll have loads of freedom (which varies from agreement to agreement) with plenty of ongoing support, training and development opportunities courtesy of our dedicated team of experts. Ours are proven business models with award-winning products, so it’s all down to you to build the perfect, sociable, lifestyle-driven environment you’ve always known work could be!

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Our pub estate

As part of our plan for continued business growth, we run an innovative investment programme to keep our pubs of the very best quality. Our estate includes a wide range of different types of pubs, catering for all tastes and occasions.

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Featured Pubs

Our brewing heritage

Marston’s leads the UK market when it comes to providing the best cask and premium ales in the best pub environment. With over 180 years of brewing heritage we know a good pint! In 2020 we agreed a joint venture with Carlsberg to focus our brewing purely within our new joint venture business, Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company.

This gives Marston’s plc a clear focus on providing the best pub experience for our customers wherever they are in the UK, whilst retaining access to our premium ale portfolio that we’ve built over generations.

Beers and breweries

Some of our favourite brands

Training & support

For most people, running your own business can be a daunting proposition. Not at Marston’s though. We offer an amazing induction programme to make sure that every new pub partner has dedicated support from day one. From practical training sessions to strategic development workshops, we provide everything you need to get you settled and raring to succeed.

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Check out our awards

Top 100 Apprentice Employer

Marston’s is proud to be 49th in the top 100 Apprenticeship employer ratings, where the apprentice vote decides the employer ranking.

Hospitality Apprenticeship Employer of the year

Marston’s was voted Caterer.com’s Apprenticeship Employer of the Year 2019, recognised for our efforts to give people a great start in the hospitality industry!

Best Operator

Our Head of Operations Sharon Singh was recognised for her drive, leadership and business results. The awards identify world-class women on the cusp of leading FTSE-listed companies and plays an important role in driving a gender rebalance in leadership teams.

Outstanding Corporate Contribution

Marston’s have been recognised recently by the Licensed Trade Charity for our outstanding corporate contribution to the wellbeing of our employees.

Best Neighbourhood Pub Menu – Village Menu

We picked up ‘Best Neighbourhood Pub’ for our Village menu at the Menu Innovation and Development Awards (MIDAS) 2019. Our menu serves up much-loved classics and healthy alternatives with exciting flavour combinations.

Operator of the Year for multi-site kitchen projects (FEJ title)

We snapped up ‘Operator of the Year’ at the Foodservice Equipment Journal awards, winning the ‘Multi-Site Kitchen Projects’ category in recognition of our efforts to make our pub kitchens more efficient and sustainable.

Partnership Excellence – Commercial

Marston’s were recognised at the National Recycling Awards, for our continued focus on sustainability and becoming the first pub company to achieve zero waste to landfill.

Customer Service Excellence (Express and Stars Awards title)

Our Beer Company team took the top spot for ‘Customer Service Excellence’ at the Express & Star Business Awards this year.


Being your own boss comes with some major perks. But there’s so much more than you realise to becoming a pub partner with Marston’s.

Free accommodation

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Keep your money. We provide free accommodation with most of our opportunities.

Work when you choose

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It’s not 9-5, running your own pub business allows you the flexibility to work when you choose.

No more commuting

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No traffic. No rushing. When you wake up, you’re already at work.

A lifestyle, not a job

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Don’t live to work, love to work. In your own pub.

Take control of your earning potential

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The more money you take, the more you earn.

Your own business

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Choose how much freedom you want to run things your own way and get creative with your future.

Proven business models

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Our pub partnerships are tried and tested for success.

Learn on the job

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We’ll give you all the training and support you need to build a great business.

Award-winning products

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Sell something that people really want – our beers!