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Pub for sale

22 High Street - EH30


Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Enviable location, Long established business
  • Views across the Firth of Forth
  • Outside dining area
  • Private dining

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Boat House is an extremely vibrant business which has been run by the current proprietor since 2003. Since its purchase, the current vendors have invested heavily, extending the property and adding an additional 45 covers, This has brought total capacity to approximately 120 covers. The business is long established and has an enviable reputation as one of the best places in the area to enjoy a sociable drink and meal with friends. After 13 years, the business is being sold due to the current vendor’s wish to retire.

The Boat House occupies an enviable position on the High Street in South Queensferry and the property is situated on the banks of the Firth of Forth, and offers stunning uninterrupted views over the Forth towards the Forth Rail and Road Bridges.
The business is surrounded by both commercial and residential properties.

Building Internal
The Boat House is a traditionally built terraced property, set over two levels. The main entrance from High Street, leads into a cocktail bar. The bar area can accommodate 20-25 persons, and as such offers an excellent pre dinner drinks area. The restaurant is accessed via a set of stairs off the cocktail bar. On entering the restaurant, you are immediately welcomed by a large and spacious open plan dining room. The main dining room was added by the current vendors in 2007 and can accommodate 45 guests by a mix of upholstered bench seating and wooden tables and chairs. The service bar is located to the right on entering. The main dining room benefits from large picture windows to the rear, offering views over the Firth of Forth. There is also a second entrance off the main dining room, that further gives access to the outside dining area.
To the left on the main dining room, you will find the original dining area of the Boat House. This is again well presented and offers seating for approximately 36 guests, in two areas. The two rooms are linked by a set of French doors, giving excellent flexibility for either one larger space, or allowing the smaller of the two spaces to be separated for private dining functions. When split the private dining room can accommodate approximately 20 persons. Again these areas offer uninterrupted views over the Firth.
The outside patio is accessed from a door in the main dining room, or can be accessed via the High Street to the side of the building. The patio can accommodate approximately 40 persons and offers an excellent ‘Al Fresco’ dining area for those summer months.

Ladies and Gents facilities are well situated off the main dining room.

The Boat House operates seven days per week, open for both lunch and dinner service. The business currently operates as a traditional bar, grill and seafood restaurant. Offering a wide menu of locally sourced produce.

Figures for the year ending 2015, show a turnover in excess of £

Building External
The front of the property is straight to street. There is on street parking.
To the rear there is a large patio area laid to concrete.

We have been advised that all mains services are fitted. The business benefits from a fully equipped commercial kitchen, along with cellar, manager’s office and ample storage, as well as CCTV and a full EPOS till system.

The property is held on the Scottish equivalent of freehold

Trading Figures
Full trading Figures will be made available after a formal viewing has taken place

The sale of The Boat House offers a great opportunity to purchase a well established business. The business benefits from an excellent location outside the city of Edinburgh and is one of the "go to seafood venues" in the Lothians.

There is still scope to develop the business further at ground floor (street level) with the bar area immediately at the entrance. The great benefit with this business is that it offers either a great investment opportunity or further scope for an owner operator looking for an outstanding gastro pub venue. Viewing is highly recommended.

Offers in the region of £799,995 are sought for the freehold, fixtures, fittings and goodwill. Stock in trade will be additional at valuation.

An inventory will be compiled to detail all items of a personal nature excluded from the sale and items subject to lease, this will be available to all parties wishing to offer.

Strictly by appointment through the sellers’ sole agents, Bruce & Company. Please remember when viewing that staff and locals may not be aware that the business is on the market and we would be grateful if you do not talk openly about the business while in the area.

All offers, couched in Scottish Legal Terms, should be submitted to the seller’s sole agents Bruce & Company.

Further Information
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Bruce & Co
Bruce & Co is the trade name of Bruce & Co Ltd. Registered in Scotland No: 190660.

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