The Raven

Ipswich IP3 9QJ

The Raven is situated on the edge of a large mixed retail estate with easy access to the A14 and central Ipswich. Its location benefits from passing trade, local workers and the large Ravenswood estate built on the former Ipswich airfield

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The Raven is situated on the edge of a large mixed retail estate with easy access to the A14 and central Ipswich. Its location benefits from passing trade, local workers and the large Ravenswood estate built on the former Ipswich airfield.

Built in 2007, The Raven benefits from a single level operation with modern amenities, yet from the outside, looks like a warm and inviting traditional pub. The comfortable bar offers various seating configurations within smaller, unique areas, all of which surround a central ‘L’ shaped servery.

One end of The Raven is designed to meet friends and enjoy a traditional pub atmosphere. A pool room with TV is big enough for all your friends and the seating designed to mingle. The opposite end is for families, especially those with younger children. Our dedicated kids space with digital, interactive games will keep the little ones busy. There is also a customer facing pizza deck and ice-cream counter. The Raven offers a traditional pub-style menu with a 60/40 split in favour of food and the retailer would take 22% of income across these income streams, which is averaging £8,000 a week currently.

Recently redecorated externally, The Raven has a clean, attractive kerbside appeal and stands proudly to the entrance of the Ravenswood estate. This venue is ideal for someone with a passion for creating a great night out but also someone who can integrate into the local community getting actively involved with local organisations, charities and groups. Food experience is key with a proven 5 star score on the door and a focus on building a solid reputation. In terms of accommodation, the site boasts a well appointed two bedroom manager accommodation and a studio assistant manager flat.


The Opportunity

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.

Private Accommodation

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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.