ei publican partnerships

To work in partnership with our publicans to develop great pub businesses

Our leased and tenanted estate continues to be our core business and we strive to maintain our like-for-like net income growth by supporting publicans to continually grow their businesses. We pride ourselves on our ability to attract and retain new and experienced entrepreneurial publicans to run our pubs and continually reassess our offer to ensure that both the nature of our contractual agreements and the range of support we provide is competitive and impactful. Whilst we expect the size of our Publican Partnerships estate to gradually reduce, we will endeavour to continually improve its quality.

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Meet some of our publicans

We attract and work with some of the best entrepreneurial publicans in the industry.


Beacon Partnership Agreement

Within the leased and tenanted business, Ei Publican Partnerships  operates its Beacon division, which offers publicans a comprehensive support package with a market leading retail offer. There are over 250 Beacon pubs, operating nationwide. They have mainstream customer appeal, offering a value environment and acting as a support and hub for local sports teams. Each pub benefits from the ‘Your Pub’ retail agenda, supporting publicans in establishing and growing trade with guidance on merchandising, ensuring product quality, marketing and retail standards.


The Black Horse, Monkseaton -  Danny Cox and Phil Campo

The Black Horse has been trading extremely well since opening and even secured a nomination for the Ei Group Awards for Excellence, despite only being open for a short period of time.

Marcus Parton, Regional Manager, Ei Publican Partnerships, said: “While Danny and Phil are new to the industry, they have bags of enthusiasm, drive and creativity, which has been the perfect recipe for success. It’s truly satisfying to work closely with publicans and help them build a business.

“The Beacon model gives publicans the support needed to focus on creating community focused pubs that deliver exceptional experiences and memories to their customers. Danny and Phil have fast become excellent operators, going above and beyond by running events, engaging with regulars and keeping a keen attention to detail. I’m look forward to working with them and watching them thrive over the years to come.”

Phil, publican at The Black Horse, added: “The Beacon model has been pivotal in providing us with the support, knowledge and operational know-how we need to drive the business forward. Trading is going extremely well and we are exploring opportunities to extend our lease at the site and renovate an upstairs function room; whilst also looking at taking on further sites under the model.”