Self - Employed Pub Business Partner

The Bell is located on the high street in Pokesdown very close to the AFC Bournemouth stadium. It has won many awards for the pub and its garden - winning Bournemouth Echo's Pub award just last month. It was awarded a 5 rating for food hygiene. Known as being very much heart of the community it is a sports bar / pub and club with resident DJ and cocktails Friday and Saturday night. The locals see it as their pub and support it well. It has a car park and a large garden which has been landscaped and has its own outside bar with 6 pumps on. As you can imagine it is well used from Easter to October. The building itself is the 2nd oldest pub in town and was established in the early 1850s as a grocery and pub, with an inn upstairs. There are 3 entrances to the pub - one at the front straight to the bar, one from the garden into the lounge and one at the side into the livelier area. The long bar separates the two main parts of the pub - the lounge area and the carvery/disco area. It has 2 AWPs and has previously had pool tables - this was changed to make a dance area. There is a full catering kitchen with a double pizza oven and a carvery unit already for you to drive the food offering and food is a big opportunity here. When the football is on you can expect to be packed - being marked as a pub for both home and away teams. On these weeks they easily average £15,000 or more. Key Features: Fantastic high street location very close to AFC Bournemouth Car park Beautifully landscaped garden with its own outside fully functioning bar Lots of space both inside and outside the pub Lots of outbuildings for storage Full catering kitchen with pizza ovens and carvery unit Being such a lively community pub, it needs someone with experience of running a large venue and may suit a couple or partnership with one front of house and one driving the food operation. Strong management experience is required 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 sales It'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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