Pub for sale

The Horse and Jockey, Church End, Ravensden, MK44 2RR

Guide Price £650,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Affluent village location
  • Bar & separate restaurant areas (86 total)
  • Trade gardens (46 seating) & Car park
  • 2-bedroom owner's accommodation
  • Excellent condition throughout
  • Annual takings of 510,000 (net of vat). Energy Rating C

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description

2-storey character detached property of brick construction under a pitched clay tiled roof with single storey additions to the side and rear and part colour rendered elevations. set in its own grounds consisting of very well maintained lawned and patio trade gardens, car park and an enclosed storage yard to the rear.

Internally, the trade areas, which are in immaculate condition, consist of a bar area and 2-section restaurant area. The upper floors provide 2-bedroom owners accommodation.

Location

The Horse and Jockey is a highly popular country pub located in the heart of the affluent and picturesque village of Ravensden, approximately 4.5 miles north-east of Bedford town centre and its large residential population and its various commercial/industrial areas.

Access to the immediate area is via the A421 to the south-east (3 miles) linking Bedford to Huntingdon and the busy A6 to the west (5 miles), providing easy road connections from Bedford to Kettering.

Internal Details

Public Trade Areas
Single bar operation consisting of:-
• Bar (16 seating)
• 2-section restaurant area (70 covers)

Ground Floor

Additional Areas
• Ladies & Gents WC's
• Well equipped catering kitchen with outside chiller
• ground level beer cellar and store

Fixtures & Fittings

All trade fixtures and fittings at present in the property will be included in the sale with the exception of one or two personal items..

External Details

• Well maintained lawned gardens, raised decking and patio areas (45 seating)
• Car park (25 spaces)
• Enclosed storage yard.

Owner's Accommodation

Arranged on the first floor and consisting of:-
• 2- bedrooms,
• Lounge
• Bathroom

The Opportunity

The Horse and Jockey has been operated by the current owners for a number of years, building an superb reputation by trading as an independently run country pub with an emphasis on serving good quality traditional pub food. Various meat, fish, poultry and vegetarian dishes (average spend per head £10-£15 lunchtimes & £20-£23 evenings) are served in addition to blackboard specials and Sunday roasts.

Trade is drawn from the immediate surrounding towns and villages as well as from Bedford Town as well as a strong local following.
Whilst trade is currently at healthy levels, there is scope to increase revenue further by extending the current trade areas to provide additional cover space.

Staff

The business is currently run by the owners with the assistance of 3 full time and 7 part time staff as and when required.
The current staff will transfer with the business in accordance with TUPE regulations.

Trading Information

We are advised by the owners, annual takings are approximately £510,000 (net of VAT). The current trade split is 65% food sales and 35% wet sales. More detailed information can be provided following a full viewing of the business.

Trading Hours

The business currently operates:-
Tuesdays to Sundays 12 noon to 3pm & 6pm to 11pm.
Saturdays 12 noon to 11pm.
Closed all day Monday.

Regulatory

Premises licence


More information from this agent

Nearest stations

  • Bedford (3.6 mi)
  • Bedford St. Johns (3.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Christie & Co , London

Whitefriars House 6 Carmelite Street, London, EC4Y 0BS

020 3858 2841 Local call rate

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Christie & Co , London

Whitefriars House 6 Carmelite Street, London, EC4Y 0BS

020 3858 2841 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Bedford (3.6 mi)
  • Bedford St. Johns (3.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Christie & Co , London

Whitefriars House 6 Carmelite Street, London, EC4Y 0BS

020 3858 2841 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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