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Self – Employed Pub Business Partner

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Located centrally in the beautiful Peak District market town of Ashbourne The Bridge is a split-level chameleon style pub which has recently benefitted from a significant investment.

Do you have the right skills and experience for this role Read on to find out, and make your application.

The upper ground level serviced by a central bar has front and rear seating and lends itself more toward family friendly drinking and dining.

There is a staircase which takes you down to the lower ground level this benefits from its’ own bar and leads out to the large external courtyard.

This site presents an opportunity to be multifunctional, food led on the upper ground as it is serviced by a large catering kitchen, sports led on the lower ground level as this level has the space for pool, darts and live music, additionally this level could easily be segregated off for private functions.

Each floor is serviced by its own gents and ladies’ toilets.

The Bridge would suit ideally a couple with managed house operational experience possibly one front of house and one back of house.

Whilst the Bridge presents a unique opportunity a flexible style will be required to operate different trading styles from one building.

A passion for giving guests the best experience possible and driving rates of sales through exceptional customer service and standards throughout is a must.

We welcome applications from those with large operation city centre or drive to food destination experience.

You can have the best of both worlds with our new and exciting Pillar Agreement.

Support is key for this turnover-share agreement which shares the risk and the opportunities between both parties, creating a partnership and focus to give your guests a first-class experience.

We share the net sales and some of the cost base – building a deal that gives both parties a solid base to build and grow a profitable business.

  • The option to leave your old life behind and be your own boss • Live rent-free in the pub • Marston’s will pay your utilities for you – lighting, heating and water • Between us we will agree the wet product range to support your food offer
  • You retain an agreed percentage of all income streams (net of VAT) and have full control over your food offer and accommodation (where applicable) • Low ingoing costs • Marston’s will take responsibility for all repairs and decoration both internal and external, (except the private residential accommodation)
  • no service charge applies to this agreement • Have your Broadband, cutting-edge EPOS system and online booking tools (where appropriate) supplied by Marston’s • Fixtures and fittings would be owned by Marston’s • Keep 50% of the profits from any gaming machines • Offer the award-winning range of fantastic Marston’s beers, wines, spirits and minerals • Have your drinks stock supplied and paid for by Marston’s • Expert induction training plus on-going training and support from your dedicated Business Development Manager and support teams Things to consider You’ll need to put in a £5k deposit, plus legal fees and monies to cover your insuring obligations under the agreement (except building insurance, which we’ll pay for and recharge to you)

Also, you’ll want to start thinking about your team; taking care of paying them and all other employment matters.

We’re on-hand to offer guidance as you plan your business overheads, like business rates (and your own residential Council Tax).

Before we all sign the agreement and see you heading into a whole new life, you will need to show us proof that you have taken independent financial advice from a suitably qualified accountant on your business plan and professional advice from a solicitor, in accordance with the requirements of the Pubs Code Regulations.

And, of course, obtain your personal licence (which we’ll help with) and complete your induction training.

This is a five-year commitment, so you have plenty of time to build a successful business.

However, if you do want to leave early, there is a break option in the agreement which entitles you to give six months’ notice to terminate.

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