2 bedroom pub for sale



Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold



* Located in the bustling town of Stafford on the highly popular Sandon Road circuit only 2 minutes walk from the town centre and within close proximity of residential housing.
* Bar (circa 30+ plus standing) with exposed wooden ceiling beams, 2 pool tables, darts throw, 100" big screen with projector, 2 x HDTV's and a log burner with exposed brick-built fireplace.
* Lounge (circa 20+ plus standing) with exposed wooden ceiling beams, darts throw, HDTV and a further big screen with projector.
* Media advertising screens & in-house iMac Computer, karaoke software, lights/lasers included.
* Very well presented 2-double bedroom owners accommodation with highly attractive kitchen area.
* Slabbed patio garden area with rattan furniture.



This delightful inn sits on the edge of Stafford town centre on the main popular drinking circuit of Sandon Road which is only 2 minutes walk away from the centre. Surrounded by populous housing and other local businesses provides a traditional community local feel and even though it is in the town and it is a great meeting (or ending) point on the circuit. Stafford is a bustling town and local points of interest include Stafford Castle, Stafford Golf Club, RAF Camp and Doxey Marshes Nature reserve. It is also home to Stafford Rangers Football club. The town of Uttoxeter (with its famous racecourse) is 15 miles away and the delightful Cannock Chase is only a 10 mile drive away. The nearby road networks are excellent and the M6, A51 & A34 are set amongst a series of other 'A' roads and are all within easy reach.


This traditional Victorian inn is of rendered brick-built construction and sits under a pitched slate roof that was newly installed in 2012. A small entrance porch to the front of the property provides access to the trading areas. These were fully refurbished in 2014 and consist of:

Bar (circa 30+ plus standing) is a long and spacious room with a welcoming atmosphere and loose tables, and stools are complimented by upholstered perimeter bench seating. Exposed wooden ceiling joists look down on an exposed brick-built fireplace with built in log burner and eye-catching sports and music pastels (not included) adorn the walls adding to the character of the room. The room is fully carpeted and has 2 pool tables, a darts throw, 2 x HDTV's and a AWP. There is also a 100" big screen believed to be the biggest in the town) and a ceiling projector to show sporting events and more.

Lounge (circa 20+ plus standing) is a cosy room with access from the bar and a warm, relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Loose tables and stools all sit on a fully carpeted floor complimented by upholstered perimeter bench seating. The room has exposed wooden beams to the ceiling and local historical photos from times gone by decorating the side walls. There is also a darts throw, HDTV, SWP and a further big screen with projector.
There is a carved L-shaped bar server of wooden construction with altro perimeter to service both the trading areas.
Also included in the sale are 2 media advertising screens and an in-house iMac computer with karaoke software, lights and lasers.
Below ground floor Beer Cellar with python
system, pumps and remote etc plus further storage areas.
Ladies and Gents WC's.

CCTV throughout.


The highly desirable owner's accommodation is located on the 1st floor. This briefly consists of: 2 double bedrooms, Lounge, bathroom and a fabulous kitchen area with an open ceiling and exposed wooden beams, joists and rafters.


To the rear of the property is a lovely enclosed lit slabbed patio area with rattan furniture (circa 12+ plus standing) which also acts as a smoking solution. A good-sized garage and workshop leads off. There is no car park for this business however free on street parking is readily available close by.


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 - Sun 11am to 1am

Current opening hours are:

Mon - Thurs 6pm to close
Fri 5pm to close
Sat/Sun 12noon to close

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). Business rates payable are advised as being circa £NIL per annum.


The current owner purchased the property in 2003 and after an initial refurbishment (and one again in 2014), have created a popular established business offering a vast selection of drinks to a loyal, repeat and desirable clientele. The business is currently operated by our vendor client assisted by her partner and 2 part time members of staff. They are now looking to sell the freehold on in order to be able to take life at a more leisurely pace. The business sits at the heart of the local community and is one of several popular circuit establishments in the area. Playing host to 7 pool teams and 1 darts team is a full-time job in itself however the business also offers occasional entertainment and regular karaoke nights. It also plays host to the Staffordshire Pool Finals that is well supported and a popular annual event. By far the most popular offer is that of Sky Sports/BT Sports with all major sporting events (and more) being shown on many different screens throughout the trading areas. New owners could continue to operate the business using the same formula or they may wish to take the business to the next level. In our opinion this could be achieved by taking advantage of the obvious potential to extend the trading hours whilst working on adding further teams and entertainment events to the calendar.

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.

Details prepared June 2018

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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Nearest station

  • Stafford (0.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Guy Simmonds Business Transfers Limited , National Licensed Property

Coppice Farm, Ashby Road Melbourne, DE73 8BJ

01332 448136 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Stafford (0.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Guy Simmonds Business Transfers Limited , National Licensed Property

Coppice Farm, Ashby Road Melbourne, DE73 8BJ

01332 448136 Local call rate

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