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The Tavern is a lovely traditional community sports bar showing all events on 6 large screens.
Its situated in the Market town of Great Harwood, Blackburn, Offering a selection of great drinks including Cask Ales, Premium Gin, Vodka and Rum, and a wide range of cocktails.
Dog friendly welcoming young families, customers new and old to ensure a drink with great atmosphere. 
Enclosed secure beer garden and catering kitchen with the opportunity to introduce your own food offer to further potential earnings.

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?
This is a fantastic opportunity to take on a great community pub, on a self-employed basis. You will benefit from the ongoing support this agreement offers.  An experienced local operator with energy and flair would be desirable, however we are keen to find an enthusiastic person with knowledge of the local area, who has the ability to develop and engage the community.
You will be supporting the local team sports, community and sporting events and not forgetting the live entertainment making this pub the place to be. 
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!