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Overview

The Black Lion is a wet only community pub just off the towncentre of Buckley. The pub is a two minute walk to shops and other local amenities.The trading area has one open bar, two zoned set up which appeals to thediffering clientele through the week and weekends. The Black Lion has the addedbenefit of having both Sky and BT in the site and also has a dart board. Thepub appeals to locals throughout the week and is part of the weekend circuit.

The Opportunity
About the agreement:

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?
We are looking for an experienced operator to drive sales forward and engage with the local community.  They will need to encourage all things local, supporting local teams and community activity. Having a good rhythm of the week and integrating with local businesses is key in this business.
 
 
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!