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2 bedroom takeaway for sale

Bournemouth Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14

Under Offer £499,995

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Unique business opportunity to purchase an outstanding fish and chip bar
  • Current t/o in excess of 5,200 pw, fantastic potential to grow and expand, management run
  • Prime main road, holiday/tourist location, close to major towns
  • Excellently presented throughout, plus 1 to 2 bedroom owners accommodation, currently sub-let

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This is a unique opportunity to own a thriving business that creates a high level of profitability. Halfway fish bar is located between Poole and Bournemouth in Dorset and enjoys local trade as well as visitors to the area, its prime A35 location ensures a high level of foot fall through out the day and night.

Halfway Fish Bar, aptly named as it is exactly half way between Poole and Bournemouth, it is a traditional fish and chip shop that offers its customers a range of freshly cooked fish and chips, chicken, jacket potatoes, burgers and soft drinks. The business offers what others don't, it offers traditionally fried fish, breadcrumb fish and steamed fish. The business also has a loyalty scheme.

Halfway Fish Bar has been under the ownership of our vendor for the last 33 years and is currently management run, therefore offering immediate additional profitability should the purchaser wish to be an owner operator. The site has been a trading fish and chip shop for in excess of 50 years.

The business prides itself upon its quality and refinement of its products. In 1996 the vendor won the National Fish and Chips award for the whole of the UK. The business boasts 2 separate ranges, a Hewingo Bateman 4 pan and a Haddock 2 pan, all in excellent condition.

Halfway Fish Bar is being offered upon a freehold basis and operates from a large detached property providing fully modern facilities. The shop is on the ground floor and offers a 1 to 2 bedroom owners accommodation to the first floor.

This accommodation is currently leased upon a short term lease and earns a current additional rental income of 530 PCM. The owner's accommodation/flat has its own separate entrance.

Additionally there are drawings for an extension to the property and the vendors have verbally informed us that although there is no formal planning application, the planners have stated they see no objections to this planning. The vendor will discuss this in detail with any interested parties upon request.

There remains a huge scope in the business for a family or additional management to push sales more with marketing and promotion within the local area. Previously when the owner was running the business, figures in excess of 9,000 were achieved.

This unique business is only being offered to the market due to the retirement of the vendor. This is an opportunity not to be missed.

Currently shop sales average 5,200 per week plus rental income from the flat.

Current records and accounts can be inspected when viewing.

The business operates different hours depending upon the season, basically as follows

From Easter until the end of September
Monday - Thursday 11:30 - 14:00. 17:00 until 22:00
Friday - Saturday 11:30 - 14:00. 16:30 until 22:00
Sunday 17:00 - 21:00 (the 6 weeks
summer holiday until 22:00

From end September until Easter
Monday - Thursday 11:30 - 14:00. 17:00 until 21:00
Friday - Saturday 11:30 - 14:00. 16:30 until 22:00
Sunday 17:00 - 21:00

Management run with full/part time staff.

The detached two storey property enjoys spacious business accommodation, located over the ground floor with private living accommodation on the first floor.

We have been unable to check this information and advise prospective purchasers to consult their own solicitor for verification.

Located on the ground floor the main shop front consists of a 2 door aluminium modern front, opening up into the main customer service area. The 4 pan Hewingo Bateman range is in an excellent condition and is serviced annually. To the rear of the range, is the second range utilised for frying additional products and again is in excellent condition, this Haddock 2 pan range is also annually serviced. The shop area covers approximately 5m x 4m.

Passing through 2 open doorways leads to the first rear preparation area, where the fish is processed and stored in a fish keeper. Located in the same area is the main burger cooking facilities, bain marie, freezers and fridges all finished in stainless steel and supported by ample preparation areas.

To the rear of this area is the second preparation area incorporating the rumbler and chippers, an office area and leading to the staff toilet area. A doorway leads to the outside courtyard and provides access to the staircase to the flat.

A further storage area to the rear of the property is a large, flat roofed storage area that offers additional refrigerators and freezers, the main potato store and ample shelving for other products.

The shop premises is in an excellent condition.

Located to the first floor of the property is the owners / managers accommodation. This accommodation is currently sub leased upon a short term lease and attracts a subridised rental income of 530pcm due to staff.

The apartment is currently accessed via its own separate entrance and is totally independent from the main shop, consisting of 1 large bedroom (previously 2 bedrooms but opened up to form 1 and can easily be put back to 2) a large landing/hallway, lounge, fully fitted kitchen, full bathroom tiled and fitted with a bath.
There is a possibility, (subject to planning) to extend the main shop area and also the living accommodation) Please note the living accommodation does need minor refurbishment.

The property is owned by the vendor and being offered upon a freehold basis

We have been unable to check this information and advise prospective purchasers to consult their own solicitor for verification.

A fantastic location and a thriving business a unique opportunity to own such a business should not be missed. Viewing highly recommended.

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