CALL MARK 0413 777 069


I’m Mark Elliott, former pub owner. As a pub relief manager, I come into your pub and look after your business like it’s my own. Giving you the chance to take a break, whatever your reasons are. I have extensive experience in all aspects of pub ownership and management, the small jobs along with the big stuff. I give you peace of mind that your pub is in great hands while you’re away. Undertaking stays of 1 week to 3 months, or even longer if that’s what you need.

Servicing Australia only.

Why you might need a relief publican (or relief pub manager)


‘ Running a pub is a full time job, so I can run your business while you take a well earned break. ‘

‘ Health reasons might be forcing you to take some time off. ‘

‘ You’re new to owning a pub and need some help getting your business operating effectively. ‘

‘ In the situation of Liquidation or Administration I can cover management where and when needed. ‘

Experienced pub manager

I’ve been working in the hotel industry for over 15 years as both a pub owner and pub manager. As a relief publican, you can be assured that I’m experienced in all aspects of hotel operations including:

  • Running and working behind the bar
  • Gaming and TAB
  • Managing the Bistro
  • Running the kitchen and managing kitchen staff
  • Managing the bottleshop
  • Managing the accommodation area
  • Managing staff and streamlining operations

Why I’m the man for the job

I know what it takes to run pubs of all sizes and have over 15 years experience to back me up. I relate well to people and this translates to getting along well with staff and all types of clientele.

Some of the qualities that make me a great relieving publican include being outgoing, reliable, trustworthy, punctual, approachable and flexible – easily adapting to any situation.

I’ve got the certificates for being a publican, for TAB and gaming, and I have RSA certificates for all states of Australia.

I pride myself on creating a great atmosphere, having a good general knowledge for chatting to the clientele, displaying consistently high quality standards, excellent presentation, and a great knowledge of food, beers and wines and good old fashioned values.

Here are some of the kind words from past clients:

Malmsbury Hotel Motel Victoria

We met Mark when he was working at the Golden Square Hotel in Bendigo and we liked his manner and his relationship with Patrons.

We called and asked Mark to run our Hotel for 1 week and found him to be very honest and reliable. We have had Mark back on a few occasions and we are happy to continue using his services.

Dave and Sue

Drovers Inn Hotel Motel Moora, Western Australia

We found Mark via the Web Site and utilised his services while we holidayed in Bali for a period of 2 weeks.

I couldn’t be happier with his services and he became apart of the town.

Everything was in order and customers enjoyed his stay. We have booked Mark already for July 2017 for a period of 4 weeks.

Chris and Cathy Papas

Botanical Hotel St Arnaud, Victoria

Both Lisa and I couldn’t be happier. Went on leave for a week and never had a worry at all.

We recommend Mark to anyone and would use his services again.

Bob and Lisa Egan

I am honest, reliable and committed. You can have complete confidence that in your absence I will take care of your business . Please take time to read through some of my testimonials.

The process for hiring me

I understand that it’s a hard decision to leave your hotel with someone else running the show.

That’s why we start with a chat, either in person, if you’re nearby, or on the phone. I tell you a bit about who I am and what I do. I find out from you, what you need and your booking times. We both need to know that we’re a good fit to work together.

Once we’ve gotten to know each other a little bit and I understand what you’re looking for, then I put together a quote for you. From there, we get you booked in.

To get started, give me a call on 0413 777 069 or send an email to

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