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The George & Dragon caters for the local community as well as some destination food trade. Consisting of one bar that has many smaller areas and a good dining area. It benefits from 6 good quality letting rooms that currently have good occupancy levels. The pub currently attracts the local population as well as drive to and passing trade. In a prosperous area the potential is to attract more local customers and destination diners. There is also new housing being built that will add to the local trade potential.
The Opportunity
Our retail agreement is ideal for someone looking to run their own pub business for a small ingoing fee. Income is based on a percentage of the pub’s weekly sales, so the more you grow the business, the more you can earn.
  • Self-employed opportunity
  • Five year, rent free agreement
  • Take home between 20% to 25% of the total weekly turnover
  • Fully tied to Marston’s for all beers, wines, spirits and minerals however, all wet and food stock is supplied and paid for by Marston's
  • Marston's pay for the utility bills (excluding council tax), repairs and provide fixtures and fittings
  • Induction training is provided together with additional on-going training, a support package and a dedicated area operations manager to help you develop your business

Retail Partners are responsible for:

  • Employing all staff, and responsible for staff costs and employments matters
  • Council Tax on private residential accommodation and all insurance costs (excluding building insurance)
  • £5,000 security deposit + £360 legal fees apply (including VAT)
  • Obtaining proof of independent professional advice from a qualified accountant and a qualified solicitor at their own cost before entering into a full agreement
  • Obtaining a Personal License
  • Completing Pre-Entry Awareness Training (Optional)
Who are we looking for?
It's busy trading times are early evening and weekends with the day time trade being the main area of focus to develop. The rooms add a great extra dimension to the business. This would suit a couple with one half being able to focus on the food and the other front of house. Being a village the new operators would also need to get fully involved in the local community and grow the core trade through local relationships.
Did you know?

Marston’s has a wide range of opportunities for a wide range of people, but one thing’s for sure, our passion for pubs is at the heart of all we do. We’ve got 183 years of experience in brewing beer and running a range of successful pubs throughout the UK, so you could say we’ve got a pretty good track record!