Self - Employed Pub Business Partner

Zoek Pin Little Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, England


Permanent (Full time)

Posted 2 days ago

The Black Swan is situated in the picturesque village of Brandesburton which is in East Yorkshire, between the market town of Beverley and the coastal resorts of Bridlington and Hornsea. The pub has a central bar which serves the games room and main lounge area. Its is traditionally decorated throughout and has the advantage of an additional room which is currently used as a snooker room but could be adapted to be a larger restaurant area or function room.

This attractive site would suit an experienced food operator who is able to keep the pub as the hub of the community and build relationships not only with the locals but also build the tourist trade during the summer months. Good communication and marketing skills would be an advantage to be able to attract repeat business during the summer period and build on the already excellent reputation that the pub has.

If you’re looking for maximum freedom and the chance to run a business in your own way, a Marston’s tenancy will allow you to really flex your creative muscles. This agreement is for the real entrepreneurial types, who have a bit of money to invest, some solid business skills and the vision to bring their dream to life.

You can implement your own ideas and develop your own food offering. And, whilst you’ll be running your own business your way, you can still lean on the Marston’s team for all the support you need.

This is your chance to:

  • Take on a pub for three or five of the most exciting years of your career yet
  • Be your own boss and do things pretty much your own way
  • Offer the award-winning range of fantastic Marston’s beers, wines, spirits and minerals
  • Keep 100% of the business’ profits
  • Put together your own menus and choose your own food
  • Keep 50% of profits from any gaming machines
  • Learn from the best, with brilliant induction training, not to mention on going training and support from your dedicated Business Development Manager, who’ll help you make the most of the business

Things to consider

This agreement offers the most independence, but also needs a bigger commitment from you. So you’ll need to put in a £5k security deposit or 25% of the annual rent, whichever is higher, plus pay your own rent (the yearly increase will be capped to the Retail Price Index) and cover your own legal fees. You will need to cover your own business insurance and also 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, annual service charge, Council Tax and utility bills. Also, start thinking about any internal repairs and decoration you’d like to do to bring the place up to standard and consigning to an annual decorating fund. Not to mention what fixtures, fittings and glassware you’ll get for your pub.

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.

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