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3 bedroom pub for sale

South Yorkshire: Sheffield


Property Description

Key features

  • Opposite the 02 Academy and within a stones throw of the Crucible Theatre
  • Popular well known live music venue & Bar located in the heart of Sheffield city centre close to many major attractions and other circuit venues.
  • Lower Bar (occupancy 120) with good sized stage area, Dance Floor, Big screen, DJ area and sound & lighting systems.
  • Upper Bar (occupancy 140) with Oak Dance Floor, Big screen, DJ area and sound & lighting systems.
  • Kitchen area (currently unused) with dumb waiter to service all floors being easily converted to enable commercial use.
  • Highly desirable and very well presented 3-bedroom owner's accommodation.
  • Advised turnover circa 349,200 (incl. VAT) to end of March 2016 and business still in growth.
  • Trade 100% Wet sales (Opportunity to introduce a food offer).
  • Totally 'Free of tie' Private renewable lease with highly attractive rent (6% of Net turnover).

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold




This well-known popular Live Entertainment and music venue is located in the heart of the newly redeveloped, thriving and bustling city of Sheffield close to many major attractions and other circuit venues. It is situated opposite the 02 Academy and within a stone's throw of the Crucible Theatre. Sheffield is originally famous for its steel works however following recent redevelopment in and around the centre it is now one of the best City nights out within the UK. With a thriving mass of other pubs, clubs, entertainment venues and attractions the city plays host to the many tourists and visitors that frequent all year round. Sheffield sits just off the M1 motorway and can be approached from junctions 33 to 35. Nearby is the M18 linking in with the A1 making access to and from the city easy from all directions.

This popular Music Venue and Bar is of brick construction and sits in the heart of Sheffield city centre. Entrances to the front and rear (inc accessible entrance) provide access to all the trading areas. These consist of:

Lower Bar (occupancy 120) is a good sized multi-use room with loose tables, chairs and stools complimented by high poseur tables and chairs dotted throughout. The room has a carpet tiled floor with a good sized laminate dance floor and raised stage area to one end while to the other end is a well-presented bar server of wood construction. The room also has a DJ area, 2 x HDTV's, 2 x AWP's a big wall screen and projector. This area is also able to be hired out privately as and when required.

Upper Bar (occupancy 140) is a spacious room with loose tables, chairs and stools again complimented by poseur tables and high chairs. The room is fully carpeted with a solid oak dance floor in the centre. To one end is a bar server of wood construction offering 4 cask ales whilst to the other end is a well-used and popular pool table. The room also has a DJ area, Big screen and projector, a wall mounted HDTV, juke box, 2 x AWP's, a darts throw and even a piano.

To the 1st floor is a good sized kitchen area that is not equipped and currently unused. This room is serviced by a dumb waiter that leads to all levels and could quite easily be converted back to a commercial catering kitchen.

2 x Ladies, 2 x Gents & Accessible W.C.'s.

CCTV throughout the premises.

Beer Cellar with python, remote etc and plenty of further storage areas and also has a barrel lift.

The pleasant and well-presented owner's accommodation is located on the 1st floor and briefly consists of: 3 Double bedrooms, Lounge, fitted kitchen, bathroom and office.

There is no car park for this business however on street and multi-storey NCP parking is available in the surrounding area.

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- Sun 11am to 6am

Current opening hours are only:
Mon- Thurs 12noon to 11pm
Fri- Sat 12noon to 2am
Sunday 12noon to 11pm

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 4 years remaining of the privately owned full repairing and insuring, renewable agreement. We are advised that the Bar is totally 'Free of Tie' on all products. We are informed that the highly attractive rent is currently only 18,000 per annum (6.2% of Net turnover) to be reviewed in 2021. We are advised that at the end of the term, the Lease (not seen by Guy Simmonds) should be renewable with no further premium - subject to the provision of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954. We are advised that the inn benefits from all mains services (no services seen or tested). Business rates
payable are advised as currently being circa 7,000 per annum.

The current owner took over this popular and well-known business in 2014 and has since established a solid following and trading foundation with a loyal, repeat and desirable clientele. The business is currently operated by the owner with the assistance of circa 8-part time/casual members of staff. Currently run as a Live Entertainment and Music venue the business plays host to live entertainment 4 times a week, Karaoke nights 3 times a week, an 'open mic' night, a successful pool team and is also available for private hire. We are advised that accounts declare takings of circa 349,200 inclusive of VAT to end March 2016 with 100% wet sales. New owners could continue to operate the business using the same successful formula or they may wish to take the business to the next level by exploiting the obvious opportunity to introduce a food offer. This business would suit an operator/couple who have previous experience of operating and hosting live music venues however this is not a stipulated requirement.

Accounting information will be made available to interested parties after viewing.

This business was viewed by Richard Fletcher who would be delighted to discuss further details and can be contacted on 07527 718400.

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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