Takeaway for sale

Weymouth, Dorset

£79,950

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: A5 Hot Food Take away

Key features

  • Refitted premises at cost c160,000
  • New 4 pan range & other equipment (2018)
  • Reception, Frying Area, 36 cover Seating Area
  • Busy Weymouth town centre location close beach/harbour
  • Huge scope, currently trades lunchtimes only on seasonal basis
  • Long established business
  • Basement area providing useful storage, utility area and office
  • Exceptional premises - no expenditure considered necessary
  • Fronting busy high footfall thoroughfare
  • EM&F reference number: CF34266R

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

Description: A long established Fish & Chip outlet which of late has benefited from total refurbishment, offering a traditional Fish & Chip menu to eat in or takeaway. Trading from quite exceptional premises following their refurbishment in 2018, extending over 2 floors, providing ground floor customer reception/takeaway area, comprehensively equipped frying and servery areas, potato preparation room, air conditioned 36 cover dining area and customer cloakroom. A useful basement area offers an abundance of storage, a utility area and an office whilst outside to the front of the premises is an enclosed decked seating area with picnic style tables. Predominantly trading lunchtime/daytimes only, a great deal of regular local trade is enjoyed together with a boost from visitors to the town, considerable scope exists to build on the current levels of trade.

Location: Enjoying a town centre trading position, fronting a busy high foot fall thoroughfare which links the harbour and marina with the nearby beach situated just around the corner, surrounded by other popular businesses with numerous national retailers within close proximity. At the time of our inspection a toy shop was next door, a short walk away could be found Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and W H Smith along with the famous Esplanade and glorious sandy beach together with attractions.

Area: Weymouth is a busy seaside resort it supports a resident population of approximately 45,000, also drawing much trade from the smaller towns and villages along the South Dorset coast. It lies approximately 8 miles distance south of the county town of Dorchester, some 18 miles from Bridport and within a short driving distance of the Poole and Bournemouth conurbations. Of late the town has enjoyed considerable improvements to its infrastructure; this included a new relief road from the main A35 making the town more easily and quickly accessible, of late cruise ships have continued to visit the town providing a trading boost. Further developments are planned to assist with the regeneration of the town, these include indoor leisure facilities and a sculpture trail, with the aim of making the town an all year round destination.

Premises: Quite exceptional and must be viewed to be appreciated, the subject of recent total refurbishment with all brand new equipment at a cost in the region of £160,000 to include new range, extraction, electrics and fire alarm system. Eye catching contemporary wooden framed glazed frontage, glazed customer entrance door to RECEPTION AREA, feature tiled floor and walls, wall mural, and inset ceiling spot lighting. To the side, 4 pan Hopkins counter range, pendent lighting above, wrapping station to one end, illuminated wall meu board. Superb FRYING AREA behind, comprehensively equipped, includes double fish keep, 3 compartment freezer counter, integral griddle, microwave oven, stainless steel hand washbasin and filtration machine. The SERVERY AREA boasts till and 4 pot Baine Marie whilst behind can be found 3 compartment fridge counter, hot water boiler, coffee machine, recessed soft drinks chiller, soft ice cream machine and slush machine. Leading off is the POTATO ROOM, tiled floor incorporating drainage, easy wipe cladding to the walls, fitted with stainless steel commercial double sink unit with spray head, contains Hopkins rumbler, chipper and potato bath. The premises continue to the rear and raised SEATING AREA, benefiting from air conditioning and free Wi-Fi, feature tiled floor, wall mural, pendent lighting, a mixture of freestanding tables, chairs and cushioned bench seating providing a minimum of 36 covers. Customers benefit from CLOAKROOM facilities, adapted for disabled use ensuring all legislation is met. Stairs provide access to large BASEMENT AREA, provides abundance of STORAGE, and includes DRY STORE, OFFICE and UTILITY AREA complete with washing machine and storage racking.

(None of the above appliances/systems have been tested and a purchaser must satisfy themselves as to the serviceability of these.)

Outside: To the front of the property, a small enclosed decked SEATING AREA exists with picnic style table, useful for those with dogs.

Business: A Fish & Chip shop which has been in existence a substantial number of years, totally refurbished and re-equipped to the current high standard and re-opening in 2018 after a period of closure, reluctantly only offered for sale due to family commitments, all the hard work and investment has been undertaken enabling new owners to simply concentrate on developing trade. Operating as a traditional fish and chip shop, serving fish & chips, burgers, pies, sausages, chicken portions, hot and cold soft drinks together with ice cream. Customers have the option of taking away or eating in which proves popular and operated on a self-serve basis rather than waitress service. Customers simply order and obtain their meal, collect cutlery and find a table disposing of the wrapping afterwards. The seating area proves lucrative during times of inclement weather, something other takeaways cannot offer, the business enjoys regular local trade but also receives a boost from the many visitors/holidaymakers to the town.

Trading Hours: Operated at a low level to suit the owner, currently opening on a seasonal basis lunchtimes only, Monday to Saturday, 11.30am through to 2.00pm, the business is able to open later into the evening and trade 7 days a week should new owners so wish, in particular during the very busy summer months, Sunday opening can prove lucrative.

Staff: Operated by a husband and wife team with the assistance of 1 part time member of staff.

Takings: Takings reflect the low opening hours and we have been advised were in the region of £3,000 per week out of season based on 2½ hours each day over a 6 day week, increasing to £1,500 per day during the busy summer/holiday months, even closing at 6.00pm - 7.00pm. Currently only opening on a seasonal basis. Obviously huge scope exists to increase these opening hours.

Comments: The sale of Chips Ahoy provides an opportunity to acquire quite exceptional fish and chip takeaway/restaurant premises with no expenditure considered necessary. Coupled with this is a business lending itself to considerable development through increased opening hours taking advantage of the busy town centre trading position with substantial pedestrian foot flow.

Tenure: A new negotiable Lease is available, commencing rent £15,000 per annum.

Rates: The premises carry a rateable value of £15,250, currently rates payable is in the region of £7,000 per annum but this is currently under appeal.

Price: £79,950 for the benefit of the new Lease, Goodwill, Fixtures, Fittings & Equipment (according to inventory) plus stock at valuation.



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  • Weymouth (0.3 mi)
  • Upwey (2.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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01404 606038 Local call rate

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