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The Boat Inn is a pretty stone built pub located on the banks of the Caldon Canal.  It has an open plan layout and central bar, it is nicely furnished in a boating theme. Externally there is a large front patio with views of Churnet Valley Railway Station, which is over the canal where the car park is also located. The pub benefits from a catering kitchen and an additional building on the patio which could be utilised for a number of trade enhancing concepts.

The Opportunity

Running a pub as a tenanted partner gives you the freedom to truly be your own boss and run your business in the way you want, with the autonomy to implement your own ideas and original food offer. At the same time, help and support is available from Marston’s whenever you need it! 

Our Pathway Tenancy agreements would suit entrepreneurs who have funds available to invest in getting the business started, solid business acumen and a clear vision for your dream pub business. This agreement would also suit entrepreneurs who are looking to have multiple pub businesses and manage multiple properties.

  • Self-employed opportunity
  • Agreements between three and five years
  • Rent is payable (*Rent is set for the duration of the agreement and is subject to annual RPI capped increase)
  • Fully tied to Marston’s for all beers, wines, spirits and minerals (You will be required to purchase these products from us)
  • Retain 100% profit from your business and can deliver your own food offer
  • Retain 50% profit of gaming machine income
  • Induction training together with an extensive and on-going training and support package is provided with a dedicated business operations manager to help you develop your business

Tenanted partners are responsible for:

  • £5,000 security deposit or 25% of the rent on offer (Whichever is highest)
  • Rent, business rates, utilities and annual service charge
  • Purchasing or renting the fixtures, fittings and glassware
  • Employing all staff, and you are responsible for staff costs and employments matters
  • Internal repair and maintenance, along with all business related costs
  • Upkeep of private residential accommodation and a decorating fund
  • Obtaining a Personal License
  • Completing Pre-Entry Awareness Training

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will not necessarily require experience, but we are looking for a couple with bubbly personalities.  They will also require ability to offer great food, have a fantastic marketing flair and excellent people skills. This site benefits from a great location which appeals to locals and tourists alike, both these target audiences must be catered for and feel comfortable.