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Mercury Three Year Tenancy

Our Mercury Tenancy offers an adaptable way to run your own pub.

You’ll take on a pub that is ready to trade, with carefully tailored drinks menus and where appropriate support on food menus, that you can adapt to your business model already in place. You get direct access to all the business and back office support you need – whenever you need it.

The Mercury Tenancy provides you with lots of support and everything you need to run a successful business with Punch in support.

From the outset and on an on-going basis, your Punch Development Manager will provide you with a support package that includes direct access to training and development, business planning, operations and accounting expertise to help you to maximise the efficiency, sales and profitability of your pub.

How it works:

You will start by attending our 5-day Foundation training course which helps to make sure you have all the core skills you need to start your pub business. Once this has been completed your Punch Development Manager will help you optimise your own business plan.

Then, on an ongoing basis, we’ll provide you with direct access to a host of Best In Class Workshops and Webinars that cover a wide range of topic such as Social & Digital Media, Marketing and Merchandising, Product offer and many more.

The Mercury Tenancy is a 3-year agreement between you and Punch. We will take a deposit of £3,000 and it is held in Punch’s name until your agreement ends.

As a publican on a Mercury tenancy you will be responsible for keeping the inside of the property clean, tidy and in good order. External areas such as gardens and car parks must be kept in a clean and tidy condition. We will arrange for gas and electrical statutory compliance testing to be carried out.

With a Mercury Tenancy, you can expect:
• Help with deciding on the right drinks offer for your pub as well as pricing advice.
• Food menu tailored to your customers, with guidance on margin and best use of suppliers.
• Support to create a marketing plan to launch your business and to build for continued success
• Full training and ongoing support before and after you open for business, plus comprehensive reference guides.

To download the Mercury Tenancy brochure, Click here

Click here to list available Mercury pubs.