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Why Wadworth?

Finding the right pub and the right company to be a part of is essential. At Wadworth, not only do we have a great portfolio of pubs across the South and West, we are also serious about building quality business partnerships and are here to support you.

We’ve been brewing beer in the beautiful market town of Devizes since 1875 when Henry Alfred Wadworth founded the business.  Wadworth passed to Henry’s founding partner, John Smith Bartholomew, and is now in the fifth generation of ownership with Toby Bartholomew leading the company as Managing Director.

We are an independent family business.

We are a small, hands on team with a wealth of industry experience.

You’ll be part of the family, with everyone here to help and provide expertise and support when needed. 

We are proud to be rooted in the South West of England and have a host of beautiful pubs across the region. 

See what some of our Business Partners have said about working with us. 

Our beers are award winning and we are constantly developing our portfolio, launching seasonal ales and special editions, and taking on board feedback about what our teams and customers want.

We live and breathe our company values and pride ourselves on creating positive business partnerships with our tenants. We are a community, we deliver quality, we drive performance, we are leaving a legacy. 

Support and Training

You will have a dedicated Retail Development Manager to give support and advice, in order to make your pub the most successful it can be. 

Our Business Support Package ensures you have access to help and guidance from all areas of the business. From customer services, to cellar services, property helpdesk and marketing, our experienced team is on hand when you need us.

Find out more about how we support you and the training on offer.


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Tenancy Agreement

We comply fully with the Voluntary Industry Code of Practice which ensures that you are treated fairly and transparently both before you take a pub with us and whilst you work with us.

Code of Practice Lessees   |  Code of Practice Tenants

  • ​​​​​​5 Year Tenancy Agreement.
  • Agreements for Sole Trader, Partnership or Limited Company.
  • We supply all your beers, lagers, ciders, wines, spirits and minerals as part of the tie.
  • Access to Wadworth ales, Folly Road craft beer and major national brands.
  • You can own or rent the fixtures & fittings.
  • Shared responsibility to maintain and repair the premises.
  • You can give 12 months’ notice on the first anniversary of the agreement.
  • The majority of our agreements are protected by the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954, which gives you the right for renewal at end of the term.
  • Rents increase annually linked to Consumer Price Index.
  • We insure the building and you are responsible for contents insurance, and employer's and public liability. 
  • Maintenance Service Agreement as part of tenancy to ensure you are, and continue to be, legally compliant with statutory regulations.
  • You will be required to pay a deposit.
  • No machine tie for fruit or quiz machines.
  • Independent financial advice through Open Book Accounting.
  • Agreements are covered by the Industry Code of Practice.

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