Restaurant for sale

St. Marys Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1

Offers in Excess of £850,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Full description

Introduction

Darwin’s Kitchen is one of Shrewsbury’s most popular and well established bar restaurants. Formerly known as Mad Jacks the establishment has a fantastic reputation amongst its loyal clientele for not only the quality of the food and drinks on offer but also the excellent levels
of service and the highly convivial atmosphere. The Design and décor is an eclectic and attractive mix of the original features of the period building combined with contemporary fittings and furnishings. In addition to the food and beverage side of the business, Darwin’s Kitchen
also benefits from 4 superb en suite boutique style letting bedrooms which have gained a coveted 4* star rating from the AA.

Darwin’s Kitchen is prominently located on St Marys Street right in the heart of the busy town centre. Shrewsbury the county town of Shropshire, is a historic and attractive market town with a population of approximately 72,000.

The town centre has a largely unaltered medieval street plan and any number of attractive buildings. Shrewsbury has the benefit of not only an affluent resident population, but also a healthy influx of visitors drawn by not only the historic charm, but also the myriad of quality shops,
leisure and cultural attractions. The profile of which are attracted to Darwin’s Kitchen.

Darwin’s Kitchen has been owned and operated by the DiTella family for the past 8 years. Under their ownership, the family have lavished considerable time and monies on developing the physical property and establishing a first class business.

Having done the hard work they are now keen to use their considerable experience in developing their other business interests and have therefore taken the reluctant decision to sell Darwin’s Kitchen. With healthy profits from a growing turnover, on course to exceed £800,000
in the current financial year, the sale represents a rare opportunity to purchase a well-established and profitable business in a sought after location.

The Property

Darwin’s Kitchen occupies an attractive period building of traditional brick and beam construction under a pitched tiled roof with accommodation on the ground and two upper floors. At the rear is a substantial contemporary glass extension.

Public Areas

An entrance door at the front elevation leads through to the main public trading areas. To the front and right of the entrance is a spacious bar area with fixed tables and bar stools. The bar area can accommodate circa 70 seated and standing customers and is served by an attractive and well-designed bar servery of polished hardwood construction. The bar area has painted exposed beams and complimentary contemporary lighting. Beyond the bar is a cosy lounge area with
comfortable leather chairs and sofas.

Flowing through to the left of the bar area is the restaurant area, the first of which is contained within the main building and has freestanding tables and chairs to accommodate circa 40 diners. The restaurant opens out to a second restaurant area consisting of a cleverly designed glass extension with a cathedral glass ceiling and freestanding tables and chairs to accommodate a
further 50 diners. This looks onto the courtyard with an eclectic mix of contemporary furniture and acts as the bar restaurant smoking area.

Letting Bedrooms

Darwin’s Kitchen has 4 boutique style rooms (3 superior doubles and 1 attractive suite). All the bedrooms are en suite, have digital TV, ironing board, hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities. Free WiFi.

Ancillary Areas

A well designed and comprehensively equipped commercial kitchen with an impressive range of
professional stainless steel equipment, work surfaces, storage and extraction. On the second floor is a laundry room.

Listings and Licence

AA 4 Star rated Bed & Breakfast. Premises Licence.

Website

www.darwinskitchen.co.uk

Trading Information

Management accounts for the year ending March 2018 show a turnover (net of Vat) of £804,000

Audited accounts for the year ending March 2017 show a turnover of £821,971

Further information will be supplied by the owners following a formal viewing of the property

Price

Offers in excess of £850,000 for the freehold property together with goodwill and trade fixtures and fittings (subject to inventory). Stock additionally at valuation.


Nearest station

  • Shrewsbury (0.3 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Shrewsbury (0.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Colliers International (Hotels), Birmingham

12th Floor, Eleven Brindleyplace, 2 Brunswick Square, Birmingham, B1 2LP

0121 396 0119 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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