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2 bedroom pub for sale


Sold STC £445,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold



Imposing 18th century country village inn located in the affluent location of Black Notley.

Traditional Lounge Bar (circa 30+) with a cosy 6 person Mezzanine and a versatile Restaurant (circa 22+ covers).

Wealth of charm and character throughout with log a burner fire, flagstone flooring and beamed ceilings.

Good sized 2 bedroomed owner's accommodation. Loft space ideal for conversion (STTP).

Fully equipped Commercial Catering Kitchen.

Delightful enclosed Beer Garden and Patron's Car Park (circa 15 cars).

Advised turnover for YE March 2016 circa 133,680 (incl. VAT).

Trade split circa 60% wet and 40% food. Undoubted potential for catering/functions orientated operators.


This delightful 18th century traditional English country inn is situated in the highly desirable and affluent village of Black Notley and can be easily reached from junction 8 of the M11 motorway.
This charming and characterful village inn is a well-used and popular venue for local and commercial trade emanating from the surrounding and affluent catchment areas and also attracts trade from walkers and visitors coming from afar to this historic location.

Being well positioned; close to the M11 motorway and the M25 providing easy access to and from the major airports of Stanstead and Heathrow.

An enviable place to reside and a compelling trade opportunity.

There are two entrances at the front leading into the Lounge Bar and the Restaurant.

Lounge Bar (circa 30+) is an inviting and welcoming room exuding a lovely traditional feel having a feature return bar servery with a solid polished counter and a matching back fitting with trade optics and refrigerated bottle coolers (not tested).
The room is well furnished with loose polished tables and a mix of upholstered chairs. There is also a delightful 6 person balustrade Mezzanine accessed via a balustrade staircase.
Adding to the charm and character of this room is the superb brick built log burner fireplace and the beamed/vaulted ceiling and the flagstone floor. Access to the Beer Garden and the Restaurant.

Restaurant (circa 22+) set within 2 delightful dining areas is a multi-functional room offering versatility in its usage for private parties and wakes etc. and is well furnished with a good range of solid polished tables and upholstered chairs. There is also a feature fireplace with an inset log/coal effect gas fire.

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

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

Ladies and Gents W.C's.

Situated on the 1st floor, being of a good size briefly comprises: 2 bedrooms, lounge and bathroom.
Agents Note: Full length loft space, ideal for conversion (STTP) to provide extra accommodation if so desired!

There is an enclosed timber decked Beer Garden at the rear with a good range of wrought iron/timber tables and chairs. There is also a private yard with a timber dry store/freezer room. Patron's car park for circa 15 cars.

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 - Thursday - 10.00am - Midnight
Friday - Sunday - 10.00am - 01.00am

The current opening hours are as follows:

Monday - Thursday - Midday - 2.30pm & 6.30pm - 11.00pm
Friday & Saturday - Midday - 2.30pm & 6.30pm - Midnight
Sunday - Midday - 4.00pm & 7.00pm - 11.00pm

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 property and business are being offered for sale freehold (although we have not had sight of the title deeds). We are advised that the inn benefits from all mains utility services and uses gas fired central heating (services not tested). Business rates payable are advised as being 0 per annum.

Our vendor client operates this delightful business as a 'sole trader' on a full time basis with the assistance of 1 full time and 2 part time members of staff.
Trade is currently derived from circa 60% wet and 40% food sales, thereby providing immense scope for a new operator partnership with previous experience of running a catering/functions orientated operation to take this business to even greater heights by implementing a strategic and extensive marketing campaign to further promote the premises for private functions and wakes etc., for which there is great demand within the area. Advised turnover for YE March 2016 circa 133,680 (incl. VAT).

This truly is an incredible opportunity for either an owner operator to continue to build the business or for a commercial investor to enhance their existing portfolio.
This delightful inn is a well-established business and in our opinion with the above areas of potential we would quite easily expect a fully focussed and fully committed operator to achieve a turnover well in excess of 200,000 per annum (incl. VAT).

The asking price reflects the current trading foundation, the location and quality of fixtures and fitting, and of course not forgetting that this is an extremely substantial freehold property.

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

The property was viewed by Martin McConnell who would be delighted to discuss further details and can be contacted on 07970 213549

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