Marston’s - Pub Franchise

Marston’s PLC is one of the UK’s top pub businesses, as well as the leading brewer of premium cask and bottled beers.

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  • Finance requirements
    Initial Franchise Fee: £25,000
    Working Capital: £20,000 - £25,000
  • Available areas
    We have opportunities in many areas of the UK, however, we do not have a franchise presence in London or East Anglia.

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Marston’s PLC is one of the UK’s top pub businesses, as well as the leading brewer of premium cask and bottled beers.

We are a truly national operator with over 1,500 pubs situated throughout the UK, of which over 60 are currently franchised.

With over 130 years of successful pub retailing and a solid track record in transparent and ethical franchising, we are the only pub company to hold full membership status of the British Franchise Association.

What is a Marston’s Pub Franchise Opportunity?

All of our franchise opportunities are established pubs located in the heart of thriving communities, each with its own individuality and charm.

This unique proposition means that not only do our franchisees have the opportunity to run a successful and profitable business; they can also build a fun and fulfilling lifestyle in which strong customer relationships, involvement in local events and activities, entertainment, socialising and a busy, vibrant atmosphere all play a key role!

Why Choose a Marston’s Pub Franchise?

  • Established, proven business model - over 130 years’ experience of running successful and prosperous pubs!
  • Reduced risk – 97% of all franchise units in the UK are profitable, including new businesses*
  • Financial reward – the prospective earnings figures speak for themselves, contact us now to discuss the potential
  • High levels of support and guidance - the knowledge and expertise of our experienced industry professionals will ensure your business is as successful as it can possibly be
  • Increased buying and selling power – with over 1,600 pubs we are able to secure considerable reductions for you on the cost of products and services
  • Excellent induction and training provision – we have a large team of dedicated specialists all committed to your development
  • Comprehensive marketing support – we provide you with everything needed to promote your business, generate footfall and drive sales
  • Collaboration and learning - a network of over 40 fellow franchisees to share ideas and advice with
  • Lower living costs – all of our pubs come with rent free, on-site accommodation
  • Peace of mind – we are the only pub company to hold full membership of the British Franchise Association

*BFA Natwest Survey 2015

    Our Franchise Model

    Our franchisees are the single most important factor in determining our success as a business and in cultivating our brand - so we know that it’s essential for us to set them up for success and create an environment in which they can flourish. That’s why we’ve strived to create a culture which places the franchisee at the heart of everything we do.

    We’ve developed a fully inclusive start up and on-going support package to set you up for success from day one.

    You’ll take over the reins of an established pub business equipped with a full pub inventory package and we’ll provide you with comprehensive induction and training designed to ensure that you hit the ground running. In the early days we’ll be actively involved, working right alongside you to provide all of the support and guidance necessary to grow your business. Then once you’re feeling confident and in control, we’ll gradually step back allowing you to manage the business more independently.

    What do I get for my money?

    • 5 year renewable term in an established community pub business
    • Fully equipped inventory package including kitchen equipment and EPOS system
    • Robust induction and training provision
    • Comprehensive operating manual
    • Dedicated Area Operations Manager to support you with all aspects of planning, promoting and running your business
    • Operating audits and mystery shopper visits to ensure your business is on track
    • Twice yearly menu development
    • Marketing materials for all central promotions
    • Utility bills, building repairs, consumables and business rates all paid for by us (you pay only for your council tax, telephone line and business insurance)
    • Advice and support to build an online presence for your business
    • Ability to sell the business on at any time (subject to certain criteria)
    • Access to a range of online support mechanisms including payroll system, print shop and our comprehensive business support tool ‘My Marston’s’

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    Videos
    Woodman, Netherton
    Woodman, Netherton
    The refurbishment at our Pub Franchise site, the Woodman in Netherton
    Testimonials
    Natalie and Stevie – Crown Tavern, Scarborough
    Natalie and Stevie – Crown Tavern, Scarborough
    11 February 2016
    Aged 23 and 25 years’ old respectively, ambitious young couple Natalie and Stevie had long dreamed of running their own business and decided to embark on a new adventure. Stevie had been working in retail, starting at the bottom of the ladder and working up to management level, building a great re...
    News
    Marston’s to open first franchise new build!
    Marston’s to open first franchise new build!
    10 December 2015
    Following the success of our franchise model to date, it has been announced that one of the latest new builds from Marston’s is going to be operated under our Pub Franchise agreement. Teal Farm is being built in Washington, Tyne & Wear and is due to open in March 2016. As one of our Urban format p...
    Marston’s Pub Franchise has been shortlisted for the Franchisee Recruitment Award!
    Marston’s Pub Franchise has been shortlisted for the Franchisee Recruitment Award!
    01 May 2015
    We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist in the category of Franchisee Recruitment Award at the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards 2015. The bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards are designed to showcase the best of the best franchisors in the industry, so our ...
    Franchisee of the Year 2014!
    Franchisee of the Year 2014!
    26 February 2015
    Marston’s franchisee crowned ‘Young Franchisee of the Year 2014’! Marston’s franchisee Aaron Stewart has been crowned ‘Young Franchisee of the Year’ at the bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards 2014. Following a rigorous judging process, the awards took place during a black-tie ceremony in Birmin...
    Banking on the future
    Banking on the future
    19 February 2015
    New franchisees secure funding allowing them to take on their dream pub business! New Marston’s franchisees Kevin and Lesley Taylor recently secured 50% funding from the Royal Bank of Scotland, enabling them to take on the franchise at Catchems, in Swadlincote. “We chose Marston’s because it was...
    Big Congratulations to Marston’s franchisees Simon English and Hayley Straw
    Big Congratulations to Marston’s franchisees Simon English and Hayley Straw
    Big congratulations to Marston’s franchisees Simon English and Hayley Straw, who scooped an Erewash in Bloom award last month for their green-fingered efforts at the Tappers Harker pub in Long Eaton. The Erewash in Bloom competition is the flagship project of Erewash Borough Council’s Pride in Ere...
    Case Studies
    Kevin & Lesley Taylor – Catchems, Swadlincote
    Kevin & Lesley Taylor – Catchems, Swadlincote
    New Marston’s franchisees Kevin and Lesley Taylor recently secured 50% funding from the Royal Bank of Scotland, enabling them to take on the franchise at Catchems, in Swadlincote. “We chose Marston’s because it was one of the most affordable franchises going,” explained Kevin. “In fact, the whole ...
    Corinne & Richard Kingston – The Eagle, Eaglescliffe
    Corinne & Richard Kingston – The Eagle, Eaglescliffe
    After serving abroad for many years in a variety of countries in Europe, the Far East and the Middle East, Corinne and Richard Kingston felt the time had come to set up a regular base for themselves and their two small children. Both ambitious and resourceful, both keen to be their own bosses, the...
    Andrew Edwards – The Monkstone, Cardiff and The Barn, Llantrisant
    Andrew Edwards – The Monkstone, Cardiff and The Barn, Llantrisant
    Cardiff-based Andrew Edwards became a Marston’s franchisee at the Monkstone Inn in Cardiff in April 2013, following two and a half years with the pub chain. Six months later he has recently opened a second pub, the beautiful Barn in Llantrisant. Marston’s invested £100,000 into refurbishing the si...
    Caroline Weatherston – The Poverina, Middlesbrough
    Caroline Weatherston – The Poverina, Middlesbrough
    Franchising is a great way for people of all backgrounds and ages to become their own boss and Marston’s franchisee Caroline Weatherston is an excellent example of this. Caroline runs The Poverina, an old established pub that was once a coaching inn, at Normanby on the outskirts of Middlesbrough. ...

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