2 bedroom pub for saleSTAFFORDSHIRE
- Located in the heart of the beautiful Staffordshire countryside adjacent to Copmere Lake & close to the towns of Eccleshall, Stafford & Stone.
- Very well presented Open Plan Trading area (circa 50+ plus standing) with exposed wooden ceiling beams & exposed brick built fireplaces each end.
- 6-Berth (2 Bed) mobile home.
- Extensive & highly attractive enclosed & floodlit play equipment : Large Car Park.
- Fully equipped Commercial Catering Kitchen.
- 2 Bedroom Owner's Acommodation with small private yard area.
- Advised turnover circa £250,000 (incl. VAT) to year end June 215.
- Trade 60% Wet : 40% Food sales.
A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE A CHARACTER LAKESIDE INN LOCATED IN AN AFFLUENT HIGHLY DESIRABLE AREA
The business is located in the affluent sought after hamlet of Copmere End set in undulating Staffordshire countryside and only 1 mile approx. from the historical town of Eccleshall. The property is located adjacent to the beautiful Copmere lake that attracts walkers, ramblers and fishing enthusiasts all year round with the towns of Stone (6 miles) and Stafford (7 miles) within easy reach. Local tourist points of interest include Izaak Walton's Cottage, Stafford Castle and visitor centre and the Elizabethan Ancient High House. The nearby M6 motorway runs amongst a series of other 'A' roads providing easy access throughout the area and beyond.
This lovely unopposed inn sits on a large plot of circa ¾ acre (not measured). The property is of part rendered, part stonewashed brick construction with a Tudor style beamed upper façade and sits under a pitched, tiled roof. Entrances to the front provide access to the trading area.
Open Plan Trading Area (circa 50+ plus standing) is a traditional room that is full of character and charm. The room has loose tables, chairs and wooden upholstered bench seating throughout sitting on areas of carpet, quarry tile and oak flooring. Exposed wooden ceiling beams and joists look down on exposed brick built fireplaces situated at either end of the room. One with an open coal fire and the other an attractive built in log burner. There is a central located, well stocked bar server of wood construction offering 4 cask ales to service the trading area. There is also a discreet darts throw and a piano to one side.
There is a fully equipped Commercial Catering Kitchen with stainless steel appliances and surfaces (appliances not tested) and pudding area leading off. There is also a separate wash up and dry goods/storage area.
Below ground floor Beer Cellar with python, pumps, and remote etc.
Ladies & Gents WC's.
The owner's accommodation is located on the 1st floor and briefly consists of: 2 double bedrooms, lounge and a large bathroom. There is also a ground floor domestic kitchen, a small private enclosed yard area, log shed and staff WC.
Included within the sale is a 6-berth (2 bedroom) mobile home. This is located at the top of the garden area in a private fenced off section. This is currently used by our vendor client's family.
To the rear of the property is an extensive enclosed and attractive grassed Garden Area (circa 80+). This floodlit area has wooden garden furniture and picnic benches all set around a fabulous weeping willow tree and provides a relaxing Al fresco experience in the warmer weather. The garden has a flagstone patio area to one side and children's play equipment towards the top end. To the front of the property is a small gravel garden area with further wooden picnic benches and surrounding colourful baskets and planters. Also to the front of the property and situated just the other side of the lane is the patron's Car Park with parking available for circa 30+ cars.
TRADING & LICENSING
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 - Sat 12noon to 11pm
Sunday 12noon to 10.30pm
Current opening hours are:
Tues - Fri 12noon to 3pm
Tues - Fri 6pm to 11pm
Saturday 12noon to 11pm
Sunday 12noon to 10.30pm
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 mains services are connected (no services tested) with oil fired heating system and electricity for cooking. Business rates payable are advised as being circa £NIL per annum.
The current owners purchased the business in October 2007 and have since established a solid trading foundation offering quality locally sourced and home cooked food and drink to a loyal, repeat and desirable clientele. The business is currently operated by the owner's themselves assisted by 1 full time and circa 4-part time/casual staff. The business sits at the centre of the local community and has recently been recognised by CAMRA in winning 'Pub of the Season' award for 2016 whilst also attracting the Cask Marque accreditation certificate of excellence. Offering themed food events, twice monthly 'open mic' nights and the occasional music quiz make this a popular haunt with locals and visitors all year round. We are advised that accounts declare takings of circa £250,000 (incl. VAT) in the year to end June 2015 with a trade split of 60% Wet sales and 40% Food. New operators could continue to operate the business using the same successful formula or may wish to take the business to the next level by exploiting the obvious potential of increasing the opening hours, introducing a more regular quiz or entertainment (for example) whilst also exploring the introduction of a holiday home letting offer along the way.
Accounting 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.
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