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Application process for Leased and Tenanted (L&T) Agreements

We keep things straightforward. Every case is different but there are a few milestones along the way to make sure the pub, and Star Pubs, is right for you.

What’s the process like?

It's relatively simple. First, you need to review and confirm you're happy with the pub and agreement information. Then it could take a matter of weeks if housekeeping is in order and the process is smooth.

To manage expectations, it tends to take between 2-4 months. Every case is different but there are a few milestones along the way to make sure the pub, and Star Pubs, is right for you. Check out our process to becoming a partner.

Our step-by-step guide to becoming a partner

  • 1. Find your Perfect Pub

    Browse our current pub vacancies or get in touch to start the process.

  • 2. Telephone Interview

    A Recruitment Support Manager (RSM) will then be in touch, ask about your experience, discover your vision for the pub and why you think the industry is right for you. If you haven't yet, we'll point you in the direction of getting your personal license training sorted too.

  • 3. Kick-off Meeting

    If successful, we'll arrange a face-to-face meeting with the pub's Business Development Manager (BDM) where they'll share their insight on the business, point out the useful support available and what it's like working with Star Pubs.

  • 4. Business Plan

    Then we'll ask you to prepare your business plan, give you time to seek independent financial and business planning advice and make sure you've got all the information you need under the Pubs Code to finalise your vision.

  • 5. Business Plan Interview

    Once you've shared your business plan, you'll sit down with your BDM to talk about the specific details of your vision for a sustainable pub business.

  • 6. Pre-Entry Training

    Our award-winning training programmes will help set you up to take on a pub with us and focus on bringing your business plan to life. You'll also complete the BII's Pre-Entry Awareness Training (PEAT).

  • 7. Final Preparations

    We'll meet up to discuss the key points of the agreement to make sure you understand and are happy with them.

  • 8. Start Day

    Once the agreement is signed, the pub is yours to manage!

Next steps

With our 5 Star Promise, we’ve helped great publicans create the greatest pubs and bars around the UK. This promise outlines our commitments and the opportunity for you.

Our 5 Star L&T promise

If you’re a new operator and are interested in lower ingoing costs with more support, then our Management Agreement might be right for you.