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Cafe for sale

Thorney Road, PE13

Sold STC 240 sq. m. | £69,950

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • 2,583 sq ft (240 sq m)

Key features

  • REF: 2406
  • CAFE

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this popular café/restaurant business in Guyhirn, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The business was established in 1951 and has been in our clients careful hands since 2009.

The business is only now being offered to the market due to our clients` desire to take a well-deserved retirement. The business is open 7 days a week and generates a turnover in the region of £200,000 per annum with a gross profit of approximately 65%.

Chill Out is a successful and very profitable business with an excellent reputation and a vast loyal customer base. The business sees week long popular trade with regular excellent Sunday lunch trade. The café/restaurant has exceptional ratings and reviews on

A variety of food and drink options are offered by the café/restaurant including a range of snacks, ploughman's, sandwiches, baps, baguettes, jacket potatoes, omelettes, burgers, pizzas, Panini's, toasties, salads, a range of sides and starters/lite bites, main meals, homemade meals, vegetarian options, all day breakfast, breakfast baps, cereals, a range of desserts and hot and cold beverages.

The business has seen a consistent year on year growth, we feel the business could improve further by offering a delivery service to the local areas and possibly by applying for an alcohol licence to offer further variety to the beverages menu. Staffing numbers could also possibly be reduced to improve profits.

This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this well-established business to the next level; therefore, an early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Chill Out is located in Guyhirn, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

Ideally situated on the busy arterial A47, which is the main road between Peterborough and Guyhirn Bridge. An industrial site is also positioned adjacent to the business, with further new development units being built nearby, which will improve the already superb footfall from passing motorists and nearby workers.

The business is a short few minutes drive outside Guyhirn, 15 minutes away from Wisbech and approximately 30 minutes drive away from Peterborough city centre.

Guyhirn is a small village near the town of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, which is found at a junction of two major arterial roads, where the A141 leaves the A47. Wisbech is a market town with an approximate population of 31,500. Since 2011 Wisbech has become the second largest town in Cambridgeshire.

Multi fronted premises surrounded by beautiful open fields, briefly summarising:-

The premises is fully equipped and fitted to a high standard with a large car park and self-contained 1st floor flat with separate external access.

Ground floor:
The ground floor is made up of a main entrance lobby with ladies, gents & disabled w/c's.
An entrance to the main restaurant/café area through the lobby with cover for 70.

The main restaurant/café area is equipped with high quality metal tables and chairs, hardwearing tiled flooring, upright drinks chiller, refrigerated display serve-over unit, service counter with till and card terminal and storage area behind the counter.

Coffee/service area with coffee machine and grinder and 2 automated coffee machines (rented) with single bowl sink, Urn, small fridge and shelving unit.

The room is decorated and presented to a high stand and is very eye pleasing.

The kitchen is fitted with high quality equipment including stainless steel storage cabinet/preparation area, 3 x microwaves, ice cream freezer, carvery unit with lamp warmers and hot cabinet, 4 x pot Bain Marie, grill, 5 x ring electric range, scales, mixer, 2 x griddles, double floor standing fryer, 4 x ring electric cooker, 3 x door cabinet fridge, stainless steel hot cabinet/ server unit with shelf, tray racking unit, 2 x large stainless steel preparation tables, chest freezer, extraction system and air conditioning unit.

Pot Wash area:
The pot wash area is fitted with 2 x bowl commercial sink, commercial dishwasher, hand wash and rear exit door.

Rear store:
The 1st rear store is fitted with 2 x upright freezers and 1 x fridge/freezer.

The 2nd store area leads to: walk in chiller and walk in freezer.

The 3rd store area is equipped with chest freezer, racking & shelving and rear fire exit door.

To the rear of the premises is also an office, staff rest room and staff wc facilities.

First floor:
The first floor contains a self-contained flat, which is accessed via an external staircase.
The flat has 2x double bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath.

The exterior of the premises is well signed and is visible from the main road, with signs 1/4 mile on either direct of the road, advertising the restaurant/café.

An outside seating area is also in place, currently 3 benches are in place with room for more.

The restaurant/café has a generous large carpark with space for 40+ vehicles.

We are advised Leasehold.

Original lease length: 20 years
Remaining lease length: 5 years
Reviewed every: 5 years
Rent: £23,000 per annum

The business is open:

Monday - Thursday: 8am till 4pm
Friday - Sunday: 7am till 4pm

The business is owner run and managed with the assistance of 5 full time and 1 part time staff members.

We are advised the business generates a turnover in the region of £200,000 per annum and a gross profit of approximately 65%.

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