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2 bedroom pub for sale



Property Description

Key features

  • Traditional country inn circa 300 years old situated in the prime location of Edney Common.
  • Welcoming Lounge Bar (circa 30+) and a relaxing and inviting Restaurant (circa 40 covers).
  • Good sized lawned Beer Garden, enclosed Courtyard Garden and Patrons Car Park for circa 50 cars.
  • Highly impressive 2 bedroomed owners accommodation.
  • Well-equipped Commercial Catering Kitchen.
  • Wealth of charm and character throughout with open fires and beamed ceilings.
  • Advised current turnover circa 230,000 (incl. VAT).
  • 30% wet sales and 70% food sales. Immense potential for catering/functions orientated operators.
  • Long Lease - Private FREE OF TIE with approximately 15 years remaining.
  • We have been advised by our client that there is approximately 1.5 acres of land at the rear.

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold



This superb business is situated in the highly desirable and affluent hamlet of Edney Common in the lovely county of Essex and can be easily reached from junction 28 of the M25. Located within the commuter belt to London and also having excellent road communications providing easy access to the A12, M25, M11, M23, A1(M) and M1 motorways making this superb location an extremely popular commuter area for the major motorways and the major international airports of Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead and Luton. Edney Common is also within close proximity to the Harwich and Parkeston Ferry terminal, bringing an abundance of visitors and tourists from Holland and Denmark all year round. This popular country inn is ideally situated to draw trade from the nearby surrounding affluent towns and villages and has an excellent level of repeat trade.
A compelling business opportunity and an enviable place to reside.

This substantial and impressive 18th century inn occupies an excellent prominent and easy accessible trading position.

Main entrance at the front leading into the lobby with access into the Lounge Bar.

Lounge Bar (circa 30) is a traditional room exuding a lovely welcoming and inviting ambience. There is a feature central brick built return bar servery with a solid polished marble counter and a back fitting with shelving and refrigerated bottle coolers (not tested). The room is well furnished with an eclectic range of solid polished tables, upholstered chairs and bar chairs. Adding to the charm and character of the room is the feature brick built open fireplace, the feature brick built log burner fireplace and beamed ceiling. Access to the W.C's and Restaurant.

Restaurant (circa 40 covers) is a good sized room with a warm and comfortable dining ambience and is well furnished with an excellent range of loose polished tables and leather chairs.
There is also a return bar servery counter and a lovely beamed ceiling enhancing the warmth of the Restaurant. Double opening French doors providing access to the Courtyard Garden.

Catering facilities include a well-equipped commercial Kitchen with stainless steel appliances and preparation surfaces (appliances not tested).

Ground Floor Cellar with delivery access, pumps, python, tilt racks, post mix and cooler.

Ladies, Gents and Disabled W.C.'s.

Situated on the 1st floor, presented in excellent decorative order and briefly comprises: 2 bedrooms (with an ensuite shower room to main bedroom), lounge, kitchen and bathroom.

There is a delightful lawned Beer Garden (circa 100) at the rear with a wonderful backdrop of a natural pond. The garden is well furnished with timber picnic benches and has a patio area adjacent to the pond. There is also an enclosed Courtyard Garden being well furnished with tables and chairs and also has a lovely feature koi fish pond.
There is also a private garden for the owners and ample storage facilities. Patron's car parking facilities for circa 50 cars.
We have been advised by our client that there is approximately 1.5 acres of land at the rear.

We are advised that the business trades with the benefit of the Premises Licence (not seen) which permits the sale of alcohol during the hours of:
Monday - Sunday - 10.00am - Midnight
The current opening hours are as follows:
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - Saturday - Midday - 3.00pm & 6.00pm - 11.00pm
Sunday - Midday - 6.00pm

NB. Important. Prospective purchasers wishing to continue to operate the public house should ensure that they gain the APLH Qualification in readiness for their intended operation of the Public House.

The business is offered for sale as a lease assignment with approximately 15 years remaining of the 'PRIVATE' full repairing and insuring, renewable agreement. We are advised that the inn is 'FREE OF TIE'. We are informed that the rent is currently circa 38,000 per annum (frozen until Sept. 2017). We are advised that the inn benefits from all mains services with the exception of propane gas used for cooking and heating (no services seen or tested). Business rates are advised as being circa 4,644. per annum.

Our vendor clients operate this excellent business as a 'partnership' on a full time basis with the assistance of 1 full time and 6 part time members of staff. Trade is currently derived from circa 30% wet sales and 70% food sales. Whilst emulating the current business model; there is still immense potential for a new full time hands-on owner operator partnership with previous experience of running a catering/functions orientated operation to take the business to the next level by exploiting the obvious catering/events potential that is to be found here. There are many additional areas of potential to increase sales and profitability by implementing a strategic marketing campaign to utilise the premises for private parties, wakes and functions etc. There is also massive potential to facilitate early opening hours and to provide coffee and breakfast etc which would have an incredible positive impact on the turnover and profits. Advised current sales are circa 230,000 (incl. VAT). This extremely popular village inn is a well-established business and in our opinion with the above areas of potential we would quite easily expect fully focussed and fully committed operators to achieve a turnover well in excess of 300,000 (incl. VAT).

Accounting information will be made available to interested parties after viewing.
This business was viewed by Martin McConnell who would be delighted to discuss further details and can be contacted on 07970 213549.
Viewing appointments must be made by contacting Guy Simmonds.

VIEWING: All appointments must be made through Guy Simmonds. Please note that these Sales Particulars are issued on the strict basis that all negotiations, viewings and contacts in connection with this business are conducted through Guy Simmonds who are appointed by the vendor to act under a Sole Selling Rights agreement with total confidentiality. Any breach of these terms may make you liable in law to litigation and damages. Under no circumstances must you approach the owner direct without a formal appointment or disclose to other customers and staff that the Premises are for sale.

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(V) Guy Simmonds are unable to give any warranty as to the working order of any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services associated with the premises and therefore, cannot verify they are in full working order. Purchasers are strongly advised to obtain specialist reports prior to exchange of contracts in order to satisfy themselves.
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