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Fordwich Arms, King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury, CT2 0DB

Offers in Excess of

£90.98 per sq ft

Business rates & charges may apply

Savills, Margaret Street - Licensed Leisure

11,761 sq ft

1,093 sq m


Pub for sale

Key features

  • Freehold public house investment
  • Entire property let to DTSN Limited
  • Michelin stared pub operated by Daniel and Natasha Smith
  • We are instructed to invite offers in excess of £1,070,000 (6.0% NIY)
  • Current rent of £68,000 per annum
  • Lease expires March 2038
  • The rent is subject to five yearly open market rent reviews and annual uncapped RPI
  • Business unaffected by sale


The property comprises the ground and first floor of a two storey detached building with exposed brick elevations beneath and hipped roof.

Located in the market town of Fordwich in Kent, 2.4 miles (3.9 kilometres) northeast of the cathedral city of Canterbury, 36.6 miles (58.9 kilometres) to the east of Royal Tunbridge Wells and 56.0 miles (90.1 kilometres) southeast of London.

The Fordwich Arms is situated fronting King Street and The Great Stout River in a predominantly residential area and adjacent to the town hall and Church of St Mary the Virgin.

Ground Floor: The ground floor provides an open plan trading area with a central bar servery in the front room and dining room to the rear with seating for approximately 50 customers. Ancillary areas include a trade kitchen, beer cellar and customer WCs to the rear.

First Floor: The first floor comprises private living accommodation providing lounge, kitchen, three bedrooms, bathroom , WC and office.

Externally: Customer patio and lawn to the rear overlooking the river with seating for 69 customers. Parking to the front for 12 vehicles.

The property is held freehold (Title Number K825764).

The entire property is let to a DTSN Limited on a 20 year lease from 28 March 2018 at a current rent of £68,000 per annum which is subject to five yearly open market reviews and annual uncapped RPI increases (except in the open market review year). A rent deposit of £15,781 is held by the landlord.

The property is not listed however, it is situated within Fordwich Conservation Area.

It is envisaged that the property will be sold as a TOGC so the transaction should therefore be exempt from VAT on the basis the purchasing entity is VAT registered.


We are instructed to invite offers in excess of £1,070,000 (6.0% NIY) assuming the usual purchasers costs.

Fixtures and Fittings
The fixtures and fittings are currently owned by the occupational tenant.

Money Laundering
Money Laundering Regulations require Savills to conduct checks upon all purchasers. Prospective purchasers will need to provide proof of identity and residence.


Fordwich Arms, King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury, CT2 0DB


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Sturry Station0.4 miles
  • Canterbury West Station2.4 miles
  • Bekesbourne Station2.4 miles


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