Marston’s Pub Franchise offers you the chance to run a successful, profitable pub business in the heart of a thriving community. With Marston’s Pub Franchise you could be running a top quality business, with the added reassurance of the extensive support package we provide and the benefit of rent free, on-site accommodation. And it needn’t stop at one site – our franchise model lends itself to multi-site operation so it’s perfect for someone with aspirations to run a network of businesses.
Marston’s are one of the country’s top pub businesses. We are a truly national operator with over 1,600 pubs, of which over 60 are currently franchised. We have five breweries where we produce famous names such as Hobgoblin and Marston’s Pedigree. With over 130 years of successful pub retailing behind us, we have developed our franchise model based on tried and tested formats. All of our franchise opportunities are pubs located in the heart of thriving communities, each with its own individuality and charm.
Why choose our Pub Franchise?
Affordable and low-risk – with start-up costs of £20,000 plus working capital
Financially rewarding – you receive 20% of profit and 20% of turnover, and our franchise sites turn over on average £680,000 p.a.
Support – we offer an extensive support package to the value of £30,000
Investment – we regularly invest in our businesses, giving you a pub you can be proud of
Lower living costs – our pubs all come with rent free, on-site accommodation
Multi-site – our Pub Franchise model lends itself to multi-site operation
Is it right for you? Marston’s Pub Franchise agreement would suit someone who is as committed as we are to ensuring that a neighbourhood pub is a fundamental part of day to day life. Industry experience isn’t essential by any means; we’re more interested in people who are outgoing, have excellent interpersonal and management skills and an aptitude for business.
My ultimate ambition is to have 10 franchised pubs, which I’m convinced is achievable because the Marston’s model allows you to operate as a multi-site franchisee.
I was fortunate in choosing Marston’s because the company has an impressive track record and is well respected in the trade. The training I received was second to none and there is no doubt about the considerable benefits of being a franchisee.
People love the new look, with different areas set aside for specific needs and with special facilities to cater for everyone. Our customers also love the fact that we have changed the pub from a rowdy place into a family-friendly one where children are welcomed and provision is made for them. We are already very popular, as we are the only pub like this in the village.
Franchising appealed to me because of the level of support available. Marston’s franchise model provides a great framework for you to use to operate the business – but it still gives you the freedom and flexibility to paint the picture that sits within it. Even though I had a lot of experience in the industry when I came to Marston’s, the induction and training I received was really insightful and gave me the opportunity to understand Marston’s ways of working and their systems. The training team in particular have been fantastic – not only do they work with us as franchisees but they also spend time with our teams, both front and back of house.
Since taking on the Oak Apple we’ve focused on creating reasons to visit. A full events calendar has been the key to this – we’ve introduced karaoke sessions and music nights. Shortly we’re trialling an artists’ showcase evening, supporting local musicians. Because of my background I’m keen to bring more sports teams into the business too. The pub also has a great function room which hasn’t been utilised to full capacity and this would be a great place for live music.