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The Plough is a stunning 16th Century dog friendly coaching Inn, just outside of Burton upon Trent. Situated on Horninglow Road surrounded by chimney pots and local businesses the Plough sits in a great location. The Pub is made up of a darts room with two darts areas. A tap room / snug with flat screen TV and stunning fireplace. A main large bar area which contains two further snug areas, one featuring a TV, the other featuring two booth style seating areas with a further fire place. The Pub boasts an incredible beer garden, with grassed and patio areas with benches for up to 130 people. There is a small catering kitchen which will be used by the successful candidate to create their own unique food offer. A large carpark to the front of pub allows parking for over 30 vehicles and has been used in the past as an extension of the garden. The pub is situated in the middle of a community which is home to a church, small local businesses and only a stone’s throw away from the train station.

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?
The ideal candidate will have strong community links and the ability to grow an already successful community/village pub.  They will require the expertise to grow the existing food offer and establish a rhythm of the week.  Excellent marketing skills through social media and experience in planning events would be beneficial.
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!