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The pub is based on the Caernarfon high street within a minutes walk of the Main Square, 12 minutes walk from famous Caernarfon Castle and harbour. Situated near the bus terminals and is one of the main routes in to Caernarfon by car. The Ship & Castle is surrounded by residential homes, shops and hotels and has good train connections. 
The business mainly feeds in to the local community and weekend circuit, however as a local community pub it is frequented by locals all week long. In the summer Caernarfon has a massive visiting customer base of all varieties and this is an opportunity to be taken fully advantage of by promoting the pub's potential and introducing entertainment/events.
The pub is very established in the area and works well in its location and is now proud to be part of the local community. Its needs an operator who can develop the pub teams and offering regular entertainment, quizzes but also look to maximise the potential for the small food offer. 
  • Private Accommodation - 3 beds
  • Managers Office
  • Pub Games
  • Entertainment
  • Estimated weekly sales 
  • £4500 per week
  • Sales Mix
  • 100% wet  
  • Retailer % Earnings
  • 20% weekly take
  • Legal Fees
  • £360
  • Total In-going Costs
  • £5360
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?
We are looking for a new retailer with a genuine drive to do well and who wants to be part of the community. No previous pub experience necessarily needed but a sound understanding of business or previous sole trading would be helpful. 
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!