How to Apply

Step 1

Search our pub tenancy vacancies and register your interest by contacting Recruitment Consultant Rachel Shepherd on 07854 999 400 /, or request a call back online. We advise you visit the pub as a customer prior to your enquiry.

Step 2

If we suggest an initial meeting this will be with the Recruitment team. We will discuss pre-entry requirements, finance, terms of the agreement / offer and what we are looking for in a new licensee. If you progress to a meeting with an Area Business Manager we will explain what information you need to prepare beforehand which includes a business plan and completing PEAT  which is a mandatory exercise which gives independent advice to prospective tenants about taking a tenancy with a Pub Company which is part of the BBPA

At this stage you may wish to apply for a personal licence if you do not hold one. The APLH certificate required for a personal licence can be achieved be e-learning / at a venue. CPL training offer an online course

Step 3

A formal meeting with a member of the Recruitment Team and Area Business Manager for the pub will give you the opportunity to share your business plan and have any questions answered about the tenancy offer and the pub. This may be the first of several meetings until a potential offer of tenancy.


Like any business start-up, a pub tenancy has ingoing investment. Sufficient capital is needed to include a bond, wet stock, initial order, training and administration fees and other costs. You will also need working capital and to consider how you will purchase Fixtures and Fittings.

Each pub vacancy has bespoke in-going costs, speak to a member of the Recruitment Team for this information and we can advise if your pub of interest is suited to your level if finance.