Why Choose Us?

W e champion innovation and entrepreneurship. As a pub tenant with St Austell Family Group, you'll operate with a flexibility that allows your creative flair to shine.

Partner With The Right Tenant Company

Running a pub isn't for everyone; it can be challenging and requires determination, long hours, and hard work to make it a success. Partnering with the right company can make all the difference, so why choose St Austell Brewery? 


St Austell Brewery has been voted number one over seven times in the last ten years by the toughest critics in the industry - the tenants themselves. Conducting an independent survey and speaking to the tenants first-hand, Allegra has recognised us as the leading tenanted pub company in the industry. 

And - of course - you'll also be selling our award-winning beers, including Tribute pale ale, Proper Job IPA and korev lager. Quality speaks for itself, and by providing our first-class beers, you can guarantee you'll attract customers. 

H aving both worked for several pub companies it is very refreshing to be with St Austell. You are treated like a family member and given all the help, support, and advice you need whenever you need it.

Adam Holland - Puffing Billy, Exeter

Be Your Own Boss

Take the wheel. We invest in talented individuals and couples who possess the right drive and attitude, rather than qualifications. We know exactly what it takes to run a successful pub and can help ensure your venture is headed in the right direction. 

Prior to pouring your first pint, our experts will ensure you are prepared and equipped with all the necessary tools, knowledge, and skills required to help make your operation a success. The diversity of our estate, which includes nearly 180 pubs, hotels and inns, means you'll be able to find an opportunity to match your business aspirations.

Unrivalled Support

Our licensees do things their way but with our full, and unequalled, support.

As a St Austell tenant, you will operate in an environment that values flexibility, creativity, and entrepreneurship. You can truly be your own boss, but we'll be on hand to support you every step of the way, should you require it. Whether it be marketing guidance, property maintenance advice or business development support, our expert team can provide you with the necessary resources and information to help your pub thrive.

In the competitive hospitality market, having the right support can make all the difference, allowing you to enjoy the experience of running your own pub. 

A t every stage we were made to feel that our dream of owning our own business was not only possible but would be supported to thrive and develop and were actively encouraged to use the vast resources and experience available to us at St Austell - from support with necessary technical requirements and a smooth business structure to advice on a wide range of issues with accountancy and access to an open network of other St Austell tenants.

Dan & Beth - The Penguin, Plymouth

Join An Established Family

When you join us as a licensee, you become a part of our family group and as an extension of our family, we have your best intentions at heart. Whilst it can be difficult to launch a new business, having an established tenancy partnership can ensure your hard work pays off. Plus, many of our tenanted pubs are backed by prior management and the typical problems incurred can be avoided. 

* We are happy to assist with funding – for the right applicant * 

A Dedicated Network

To us, you aren't just another property listing to add to our portfolio. All our tenants have access to a dedicated network of key contacts to call upon when they need support. Rather than searching through dozens of phone numbers or speaking to several departments before getting through to someone who can help, you'll know exactly who to contact. 

We want you to achieve and surpass your business goals. 

Take on the challenge

Set your own course. Begin the journey to becoming your own boss and apply to run one of our current tenancies. With over 180 properties across the South West, you're sure to find the right business match.


Begin your journey today by completing our application form (pdf).


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