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Overview
The Tavern is located in the beautiful village of Denstone on the edge of the Staffordshire moorlands. A chocolate box building with significant heritage the Tavern is an open plan site with a wrap around bar separate dining area and front patio. The immediate area benefits from JCB headquarters, Alton Towers and Denstone Farm shop which all bring significant trade and opportunities into the area.
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?
We are looking for experienced food operators ideally a couple (one being a chef one being front of house).  Marketing / networking skills essential to raise the profile and drive footfall. Attention to detail along with a passion to drive great standards of service / hospitality and cleanliness are crucial.