The Process

If having digested the contents of this website, you think you’d like to pursue the opportunity of running a Fuller’s pub, the next steps are as follows.

First, let us know that you wish to express an interest. The best way to do this is to complete the Contact Us or the Tenancy Application form. That way, you will be added to our database and we’ll send you details of pubs as they come on the market. The details on this form will go to our Recruitment Team who will give you a personal call to take some more details, find out a little more about you, and discuss the type of pubs that might be suitable.

Alternatively, you might see a pub in our vacancy list that you like the look of – in which case, just fill out the form at the end of the online vacancy and this will also go to the team.

The next step is to view a suitable pub. The BDM (Business Development Manger) will arrange to meet you at the pub to discuss the opportunity further. If all goes well, you will then be asked to produce a business plan, and provide proof of ID and sufficient funds. Following that, you will be asked to an interview (as will other applicants) and then the successful candidate(s) will be asked to go to a final interview, with the Head of Tenanted Operations, Iain Rippon.

In conjunction with this, you should (if you don’t already hold one) take steps to obtain your APLH (Award for Personal Licence Holders). All licensees have to hold this to get a personal licence – and without a personal licence, you can’t have a pub. Any pub also needs a premises licence and Fuller’s will always be the premises licence holder on any site.

You will also need to hold a Food Safety Certificate, which can be completed online. We recommend you do this through any training company, although if you are successful in your application with Fuller’s, we will ask you to do this through Flow Hospitality Training, our preferred provider.

Finally, you will need to successfully complete the BII Pre-Entry Awareness Training (PEAT).  PEAT identifies the main issues that need to be considered and investigated before taking on a tenanted pub. It will give you information on business plans, the different types of agreement available, rental calculations, the legal consequence of breaching an agreement and much more.

Now you know the process you will need to go through, you need to answer the question: Is it for you?