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The Royal Telegraph located in Derby city centre adjacent to the Intu Centre and Derby City Centre. The pub caters to a large and diverse clientele, meaning that the Royal Telegraph is able to deliver something for everyone. There is already a strong emphasis on sports in the pub with both darts and pool teams in place, along with a strong allegiance to Derby County Football Club. Externally the pub has a patio featuring barrels and traditional tables, there is also a separate car park for the pub at the rear of the building. The Royal Telegraph went through a full capex in July 2017 and was a flagship for our new Great Locals format. The pub delivers our Birch menu with solid food sales across the whole week.


  • Private Accommodation - 3 beds
  • Managers Office
  • Live Sports
  • Entertainment
  • Public Car Park
  • Beer garden


  • Estimated weekly sales


  • £11,200 per week
  • Sales Mix


  • 70% wet 30% food
  • Retailer % Earnings


  • 22% weekly take
  • Legal Fees


  • £360
  • Working Capital


  • £1000
  • Total In-going Costs


  • £6360

Please see attached images of the pub 

The Opportunity
About the agreement:

Our retail agreement is ideal for someone looking to run their own pub business for a small in-going 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 pub which has historically been trading very well and we are looking for a retailer who is able to lead a great team and deliver fantastic results from an already well performing site. 
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!