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John Marston

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The John Marston is a large detached community local pub situated in the suburbs of Blurton, in the middle of a densely populated housing estate, close to Britannia stadium home of Stoke FC.  Blurton is a district in the south of Stoke on Trent.

Pub Layout

The John Marston trades from two separate areas. The large horse shoe bar is well stocked with a great range across the board. There is a large raised area which currently houses a pool table which is popular with the locals.  The current tenant has made great use of the large open plan are by creating a more softening atmosphere with cosy area with sofas. The front lounge leads on to a large room which houses its own bar and could hold functions for 80 – 100 people.  The plot of land surrounding the John Marston allows for 20 cars and a grassed beer garden which hold 8 large benches. There is a huge potential to hold community fates or festivals on the land.

The John Marston is a community pub which benefits from its central location on a housing estate. The pub caters for it’s locals with a weekly entertainment programme and is home to both darts and dominoes teams. There is also potential to take on a pool team to further boost weekly trade. Currently trade is all drinks based but with the introduction of a fully equipped catering kitchen as part of the refurbishment there is the chance to welcome families and other customers wanting a bite to eat.

Private Accommodation

The private accommodation is in good order and consists of four bedrooms, a bathroom, lounge and kitchen.

Start up rent available

Annual Rent: £15,000

Security Deposit: £3,000

Working Capital: £2,000

Stock: £2,000

Fixtures and Fittings: Upon Valuation  –  Funding options available for the right licensee.

Tie:        All drinks categories are tied.  For fully funded licensees on long term agreements, we offer free-of-tie options for certain drinks categories in exchange for an annual fee.

Training: £250 plus VAT

For a breakdown on financial information, please refer to the ‘Additional Info’ tab.

We are looking to significantly invest in this property. With the right licensee in place we want to carry out a complete refurbishment including a change of layout of the trade areas, complete decoration internally and new signage externally.The ideal applicant will have experience in dealing with large value for money food offer style venues.

Annual Rent – This is our lowest rent figure associated with a Full Tie.  If the tie is reduced the effective rent (via Tie Release Fees) will increase.  Rent is billed and paid for   weekly in advance depending on the payment terms agreed)

Security Deposit – This sum of money will be held on your account and will be returned to you on exiting of the pub based on your final account balance and the condition of the property

Working Capital – This is a recommend amount required which will be used in the day-to-day running of the business

Stock – This will be valued by an independent valuer on the day you take over the pub. This includes unbranded glassware, unopened bottles, wines, spirits, any unopened / opened kegs and cask ale providing the container is unopened

Fixtures & Fittings – This includes any item that is bolted to the floor or walls, and a fitting to be any item that is free standing or hung by a nail or hook. This will also include furniture

Training – This is required when taking on a Business Support Agreement.  Included is an e-learning package for you and your staff and attendance to our ‘Set Up To Succeed’ workshop held at our Head Office in Chester.  Please note, you will be required to attend this workshop before signing a long term tenancy agreement.

Service Charge Cost – £28.01 per week – This is a weekly charge that includes statutory compliance certification (including Annual CP12 and CP42 gas test), cellar cooling services (including full insurance to cover repairs and / or replacements), Health & Safety Essentials (including assessments) and Licensing Support.


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