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Self-Employed Pub Business Partner

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The Royal Oak is a traditionally built pub of longstanding note, having been built in the late 19th century.

Please double check you have the right level of experience and qualifications by reading the full overview of this opportunity below.

It has a long history of links to boxing, indeed a former boxing gym is still in evidence on the first floor.

The pub occupies a corner position and fronts one of the main roads in to Cardiff, namely Newport Road.

It retains a number of original features, including stained glass windows, small trading areas and decorative internal glazing and has been a listed building since 2006.

It has a large main bar, a lounge, a small snug, a function room, catering kitchen and a south facing beer garden.

Its customers are mostly local residents from the surrounding area although there are locals who visit the pub from further afield having previously been local customers for a significant period of time.

The pub has a reputation for great Brains bitter cask and this, as well as the food opportunity, is something that any new operator would do well to maintain and look to improve.

We are looking for an experienced operator with a history of developing trade, in particular cask ale and a complementary food offer.

They should be interested in growing the pub to become the heart of the community and be able to identify new customers to attract.

The function room and catering kitchen are two areas that a new operator should be looking to improve on.

Let your big ideas for your own pub run free as a foundation partner.

Your earnings will be based on a percentage of weekly drinks sales, but you’ll have the flexibility to choose the food you offer and keep every penny of food salesIt’s the chance to: Leave your old life behind and be your own boss Commit to five of the most exciting years you’ll have ever worked Live rent-free in the pub Take home 30% of weekly drinks sales Keep 100% of the money you make on food 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, not to mention your heating and lighting Learn from the best during your induction training and enjoy on going training and support from your dedicated Business Development Manager Things to consider You’ll need to put in a £5k deposit, plus legal fees and cover your own insurance (except building insurance, which we’ll pay for).

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).

Also, start thinking about any internal repairs and decoration you’d like to do to bring the place up to standard and committing to an annual decorating fund.

Before we all sign the agreement and see you heading into a whole new life, you’ll just need to show us proof that you’ve had independent financial advice from an accountant and solicitor, as dictated by the Statutory Pub Code.

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

It’s a five-year commitment, so you have loads of time to build the business and get it performing brilliantly but, if you do want to leave early, there’s always the option of six months’ notice with a ‘break’ clause in the contract.

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