3 bedroom pub for saleHERTFORDSHIRE
Ref 7822 LEASEHOLD
AWARD WINNING TRADITIONAL COUNTRY INN AVAILABLE FOR THE 1st TIME IN 14 YEARS, SITUATED IN THE HIGHLY DESIRABLE AND AFFLUENT VILLAGE OF HORN HILL (NEAR CHALFONT ST PETER), BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
Attractive village inn situated in the prime location of Horn Hill (near Chalfont St Peter).
Delightful and welcoming Public Bar (circa 20+), cosy Snug (circa 15+), versatile Dining Room (circa 20 covers), Multi-Functional Restaurant (circa 45 covers) and a Carvery Area.
Well-equipped Commercial Catering Kitchen.
Good sized Beer Garden (circa 200+) and Patron's Car Park (circa 100 cars).
Impressive 3 Bedroomed Family Accommodation.
Exuding a wealth of charm and character throughout.
Advised current turnover circa £330,000 (incl. VAT).
75% wet sales and 25% food sales. Undoubted potential for catering/events orientated operators.
Trust Inns partially tied renewable lease.
AN EXTREMELY RARE AND GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A WELL ESTABLISHED AND SUCCESSFUL LIFESTYLE BUSINESS AND FAMILY HOME
This delightful inn is situated in the lovely village of Horn Hill in the beautiful county of Buckinghamshire and can be easily reached from junction 17 of the M25 circular near Maple Cross.
Situated within the commuter belt being approximately ONLY 20 miles from London and also having excellent road communications providing easy access to the M25, M3, M4, M40 and M1 motorways making this superb location an excellent strategic commuter area for the major motorways and international airports of Heathrow and Gatwick
This charming and characterful inn is ideally situated to draw trade from Slough, Amersham, High Wycombe, Gerrard's Cross and the Chalfont's itself and also attracts a desirable clientele emanating from the nearby surrounding towns, villages and larger catchment areas and has an excellent level of repeat trade.
Horn Hill, one of Buckinghamshire's most popular villages, is a highly desirable area. An enviable place to reside and a compelling business opportunity.
This substantial and impressive inn occupies an excellent and easy accessible trading position in this highly desirable village.
Main entrance at the front leading into the Public Bar (circa 20+) is a traditional room exuding a lovely welcoming and relaxing ambience. There is a feature central brick built return bar servery with a solid polished counter having a mirrored back fitting with trade optics and refrigerated bottle coolers (not tested). The room is furnished with a range of solid polished tables, upholstered chairs and upholstered bar stools. There is also a beamed ceiling. Access to the other trading areas.
Snug (circa 15+) is a cosy room furnished with loose polished tables and upholstered chairs. There is a lovely brick built open fireplace, a solid oak parquet floor and a beamed ceiling.
Dining Room (circa 20 covers) ideal for smaller private dining parties and is furnished with a good range of solid polished tables and upholstered chairs.
Restaurant (circa 45 covers) is a versatile and multi-functional room, ideal for smaller weddings, wakes and private functions etc. The restaurant exudes a comfortable and inviting dining ambience and is well furnished with an excellent range of solid polished tables and upholstered chairs. Access to the Beer Garden.
Catering facilities include a well-equipped Commercial Kitchen with stainless steel appliances and preparation surfaces (appliances not tested). There is also a walk-in chiller and freezer. Store Area.
Ground Floor Cellar with delivery access, pumps, pythons x2, post mix and cooler.
Ladies, Gents and Disabled W.C.'s
Situated on the 1st floor, being of a good size briefly comprises: 3 bedrooms, lounge, shower room and separate W.C.
There is a very good sized lawned Beer garden (circa 200+) at the rear with timber picnic benches. There is also a paved patio area; a covered designated smoking area and a children's play area. Patron's car parking facilities for circa 100 cars. There is also a good sized private garden.
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:
Monday - Thursday - 11.00am - 11.00pm
Friday & Saturday - 11.00am - Midnight
Sunday - Midday - 11.00pm
The current opening hours are as follows:
Monday - Sunday - 11.00am - 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 business is offered for sale as a lease assignment with approximately 3 years remaining of the Trust Inns 3 year rolling/perpetual, full repairing and insuring, renewable agreement. We are advised that the inn is 'part tied' to draught beers, bottle beers and ciders. We are informed that the rent is currently circa £38,000 per annum. 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 and uses gas fired central heating (no services seen or tested). Business rates payable are advised as being circa £11,430 per annum.
Our vendor clients operate this superb business as a 'husband and wife' team on a full time basis with the assistance of 4 full time and 5 part time/casual staff. Trade is currently derived from approximately 75% wet and 25% food sales and whilst emulating the current successful business model; there is still immense potential for a new full time hands-on owner operator partnership with previous experience of running a catering orientated operation to take the business to the next level by exploiting the obvious food potential to be found here. There are many additional areas of potential to increase sales and profitability by implementing a strategic marketing campaign to utilise the premises for private parties, wakes and functions etc which would have a direct positive effect on the turnover and profits. Advised current sales circa £330,000 (incl. VAT). In our opinion with the above areas of potential we would quite easily expect fully focussed and fully committed operators to achieve a turnover well in excess of £400,000 (incl. VAT).
Accounting information will be made available to interested parties after viewing.
This business was viewed by Martin McConnell who would be delighted to discuss further details and can be contacted on 07970 213549.
Viewing appointments must be made by contacting Guy Simmonds
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(II) All descriptions, dimensions, distances, maps/plans, references to condition, trading figures and other items in these particulars are given as a guide and no responsibility is assumed by Guy Simmonds for the accuracy of individual items. Intending purchasers (or lessees) should not rely on them as statements of representations of fact and should satisfy themselves as to the correctness of each item by making independent enquiries.
(III) Intending purchasers (or lessees) should make their own independent enquiries regarding the use of the property, necessary permissions for use and occupations, potential uses and any other matters affecting the property prior to purchase.
(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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