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3 bedroom pub for sale



Property Description

Key features

  • Located on the edge of Belper close to the Openwoodgate crossroads in a densely populated area sitting 7 miles north of Derby & within easy reach of the fabulous Peak District National Park.
  • Lounge/Bar Area (circa 36+ plus standing) with exposed wooden ceiling beams, exposed stonework & an Inglenook fireplace with built in log burner.
  • Snug/Back Bar (circa 14+ plus standing) with exposed stonework & exposed wooden beams.
  • Multi use commercial & domestic catering kitchen.
  • Spacious, stunning wooded rear garden area with hillside views across the historic town of Belper : Small cosy hard standing patio area to the front.
  • 3 Bedroom owner's accommodation with private access.
  • Advised turnover circa £303,600 (incl.VAT) to 31st December 2015 achieved on reduced opening hours.
  • Trade 70% Wet ; 30% Food sales.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold




This business is located on the edge of the historic market town of Belper, the winning town in the great British High Street award in 2014. Belper is situated in the Derwent Valley Mills world heritage site however is only 7 miles north of the city of Derby. With a population in excess of circa 23,000 Belper has a vast array of shops, 8 Primary schools, 1 secondary school and all other amenities. It is only a short drive from the beautiful Peak District National Park known and loved by millions for its breath taking views, relaxation, inspiration and adventure. Nearby points of interest include Crich Tramway Village (4 miles), the Heights of Abraham (8 miles) and the ever popular Gullivers Kingdom is only 7 miles away. The local road networks are excellent and the A6, A610, M1 and A52 are all within easy reach.


This lovely characterful 18th century Inn (with parts believed to date back to 1735) is of stone and brick construction sitting under a pitched, slate roof. A small entrance porch to the front and an entrance to the rear of the property provide access to the trading areas. These consist of:

Lounge/Bar Area (circa 36+ plus standing) is full of character and charm with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The room has quality loose tables and chairs sitting on a fully carpeted floor beneath exposed wooden beams to the ceiling. On one wall is a fabulous exposed stone built Inglenook fireplace with a roaring built in log burner complimented by further areas of exposed stone. There is also a stone built bar server offering 3 rotating cask ales. In one corner of the room is an arched section of laminate floor that is able to host the portable carvery units, entertainment equipment or even used as a dance floor when required. The room also has a wall mounted HDTV.

Snug/Back Bar (circa 14+ plus standing) is a cosy self-contained room with loose tables and chairs sitting on a carpeted floor. Exposed wooden beams and an exposed stone built fireplace are complimented by a stone built bar server to one end. The room also has a darts throw to the side.

There is a well-equipped dual purpose commercial and domestic Catering Kitchen (appliances not tested) situated on the first floor of the property. There is also a below ground floor cellar with remote, python and pumps etc.

Ladies & Gents WC's.


The owner's accommodation is located on the 1st floor and briefly comprises: 2 Double bedrooms, 1 Single bedroom/Office, Lounge, bathroom and dual purpose kitchen. This also has private access and a private roof garden to the rear.


To the rear of the property is a wonderful spacious secret wooded garden that never ceases to surprise on arrival. There are 2 decked areas and a good sized grassed garden with an assortment of wooden picnic benches and rattan furniture. There are fabulous stunning views across the town of Belper and lovely colourful hanging baskets, troughs and planters sit around a central 3-tier water fountain. To the front of the property is a small but cosy flagstone and hard standing area with garden tables, iron chairs and 2 retractable canopies over which is a great place to sit and watch the world go by. There is no patrons' car park for this business however there is a small layby directly outside the front (circa 6 cars) and on street parking is readily available all around the surrounding areas.


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:
Mon - Thurs 12noon to 11.30pm
Fri - Sat 12noon to 12.30am
Sunday 12noon to 10.30pm

Current opening hours are:
Mon - Thurs 4pm to midnight
Friday 3pm to 12.30am
Sat / Sun 12noon to midnight

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 property and business is being offered for sale freehold (although we have not had sight of the title deeds). We are advised that all relevant mains services are connected (no services tested). Business rates payable are advised as currently being £Nil per annum.


The current owners purchased the business in 1999 and have since established a solid trading foundation and enviable lifestyle offering home cooked food and drinks in well-presented ambient surroundings. The business is currently operated by the owners assisted by circa 4-part time/casual members of staff. Unfortunately, due to ill health our vendor clients are reluctantly selling the freehold property. The business is at the centre of the local community and plays host to weekly live entertainment, a fun quiz, weekly karaoke and a highly popular Sunday lunch carvery. The business currently opens on reduced hours through lifestyle choice and ill health. New operators could continue to operate the business using the same formula or may wish to take the business onto the next level by taking advantage of the additional opening hours, introducing an alternative food offer and re-forming the darts and dominoes teams that have previously played from this venue. We are advised that current annual turnover is circa £303,600 (incl. vat) to 31st December 2015. This has been achieved on a trade split of 70% Wet and 30% Food sales.
Only management accounting information is available however after adding back personal and one off costs we calculate reconstituted net profits to be in excess of £85,000. This information will be made available to interested parties after viewing.
The property was viewed by Richard Fletcher who would be delighted to discuss further details and can be contacted on 07527 718400.

Viewing appointments must be made via 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.

FINANCE FOR PURCHASING A LICENSED PROPERTY: We are in constant touch with a leading finance broker who specialises in arranging Business Finance for Licensed Properties. Whether you are purchasing a Licensed Property through ourselves, or another agent, we will be pleased to contact on your behalf our specialist who can arrange the necessary Finance Package for you at preferential rates. Please telephone for free and no obligation advice with regards to financing a Business.

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(IV) Guy Simmonds do not make or give whether in these particulars, during negotiations or otherwise, any representation or warranty in relation to this property. No responsibility is taken by Guy Simmonds for any error, omission or mis-statement in these particulars. Guy Simmonds do not warrant the accuracy of any accountancy information supplied and purchasers are advised to take independent advice in order to satisfy themselves.
(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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