Red Lion Rugeley

170 Main Road Brereton, Rugeley WS15 1EB

The Red Lion is fantastic opportunity for a motivated, self-employed retail operator. Servicing the local Brereton community, it offers many reasons to visit and opportunities to grow sales. With a huge road side presence on the main road between Rugeley and Lichfield, the Red Lion has ample car parking and a huge, well kept beer garden which is well used in the warmer months. The single bar services 2 distinct areas of the pub. A drinking occasion bar with pool table and darts, and a more relaxed dining area. The kitchen is well equipped producing the well supported Marston’s Community menu serving all the usual pub classics. It is a true community pub with darts and pool team, weekly activities and pay day weekend live entertainment.
The Red Lion is a wet driven pub, with trade split 85/15 in favour of drinks, but there is room to expand on the food and wet trade to move it from its current average weekly trade of £9,000 with the right operator.
We are looking for a community focused operator who has loads of energy and drive to put on reasons to visit. Weekly activities and well marketed monthly entertainment is key to driving sales. Kitchen management skills are preferred but not essential. This is a hands on appointment but one with plenty of opportunities and rewards.

The stated ingoing figures are correct at point of advertising. Please be aware there may be additional costs.

Red Lion Rugeley
That idea you’ve always had about running your own pub – always seemed like a distant dream, didn’t it? Bet you never realised it was just a £5k security deposit away (plus legal fees) with a Marston’s retail agreement. Your earnings will be based on a percentage of weekly net turnover and for those of you interested in delivering a food offer, the agreement may include one of our branded food menus.
We’ve been working with this type of agreement for 10+ years now and have invested £3 million in our Retail Agreement pubs over the last year alone. People love them because they allow you to:
  • Be your own boss and work from home, with no commute
  • Live rent-free with no bills except Council Tax
  • Get your personal licence
  • Feel incentivised to grow the business and earn more
  • Access our support teams whenever you need them – from Beer & Quality Technicians to a dedicated Area Manager and Marketing team
  • Give your customers access to the brilliant range of Marston’s beers, wines, spirits and minerals – plenty of it award-winning!
  • All of your stock, including food, is supplied for free by Marston’s, although you will be responsible for managing it once it has been delivered
  • Call on us to cover the cost of repairs, fixtures and fittings
  • Learn all about Business Development Review Planning, Commercial Excellence and more over the first week’s induction training
  • Spend the first two days on the job settling in with full supervision on-site
  • Enjoy close support from the Marston’s team in the weeks after the initial induction training

Things to consider

In addition to the £5k security deposit and legal fees required for this agreement, you will need to cover your own insurance, except building insurance, which we’ll cover. Also, you’ll want to start thinking about your team; taking care of paying them and all other employment matters.

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


The Love Your Pub Group gives notice that the contents of these particulars are believed to be correct but are given without responsibility and intending purchasers or lessees should satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise to their correctness. These particulars do not form any part of any offer or contract and no person in the employment of the company has any authority to make or give representation of warranty to this property.