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Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18


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Hilton Smythe, Bolton
Restaurant for sale

Key features

  • Ref:B05797
  • Freehold

Property description

Please Quote Reference B05797

Hilton Smythe are pleased to have been given the opportunity to manage the sale of The Shropshire Inn which is a well established bar/restaurant with a renowned reputation amongst local residents. This is a superb opportunity to take on a high turnover local business in an area teeming with customers.

The business is justifiably proud of its awards. They have worked extremely hard to build up their reputation, achieving circa 5 consecutive years of the Taste of Staffordshire awards recognising their efforts.  Additionally, the business is proud to have been awarded an AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence from 2015 up to 2020.

The Shropshire Inn was founded over a hundred years ago and the current owner has run it successfully and lucratively since 2011.  The business has been a real labour of love for the owner and his wife and has accrued many regular customers and a burgeoning reputation.

Alas, this wonderful business is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with a heavy heart only due to poor health and a wish to enjoy a well earned retirement. The vendor is keen to see his beloved Pub / Restaurant pass to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner who can take this already thriving business to the next level.

The Shropshire Inn offers a range of menus including A La Carte, children’s menu, bar meals and Sunday lunches. The business prides itself on the quality of its meals that are freshly prepared on the premises using as much locally sourced products as possible from vegetable suppliers to their Butcher who not only rears, but butchers his own cattle no more than 20 miles away.

When the seasons allow, the Head Chef will source from local farms to obtain produce such as fresh quails eggs and raspberries and asparagus.  The business purchases its fish from a local supplier who buys direct from Birmingham fish market on a daily basis. The business believes it is essential to support the local farming community and other producers.

The business promotes a range of special offers such as Valentines, Steak and Fish and Chip nights.

The Shropshire Inn is able to offer a number of options for private functions and celebrations however large or small. The restaurant is ideal for family gatherings, weddings or other special occasions for up to 90 people.  Alternatively, a superb marquee covering the beer garden is available for larger events.

The sale will include the company website ( and Facebook page and the business enjoys great visibility on the internet via websites Tripadviser, whatpub and onionring.

Reasons to Buy

  • A well established business with an enviable reputation and many existing customers
  • All fixtures and fittings included making this a real Turnkey business opportunity
  • Sale includes lovely owner’s accommodation
  • Current owner happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success
  • Ideal owner managed or partnership business.
  • Circa 3/4 acre of land used for Caravans with electric hook up
Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to avoid disappointment

This great business is likely to attract considerable interest.

The Shropshire Inn is located in Haughton.

Haughton is a village in Staffordshire approximately 4 miles outside and to the west of the county town of Stafford. It lies on the A518 between Stafford and Gnosall.

A small and peaceful rural village, the population at the 2011 census was 1,082.  In the centre of the village situated on the main road is Haughton church, alongside which is the Old Village School (now a bed and breakfast).  The village offers a selection of shops: a recently refurbished and combined Post Office, General Store and Newsagents, hairdressers, traditional butcher shop and a farm shop.

The Shropshire Inn is prominently located in a main road position and is beautifully presented and maintained with clear visible signage and distinctive livery.

There is free parking in the large car park behind the premises.

The Shropshire Inn occupies an attractive detached property and briefly comprises;

Circa 413sq m

Ground Floor


Dual aspect with windows to front (bay) and side, bespoke tongue and groove bar, 2 wall mounted TVs, radiator, access to roof space, nice quality tables and chairs, feature fire place with chunky timber mantas and open grate.


Lovely generous and airy restaurant, triple aspect with high ceilings and large windows creating a light and inviting interior, long bespoke bar fully fitted to suit trade with 4 glass fronted drinks chillers, glass wash and numerous points of dispense and optics.

Exobar coffee machine, coffee grinder, expensive looking wood floor complimented by slate effect tiling, expensive looking tables and chairs currently providing approximately 90 covers but room for more if required.


Generous and comprehensively equipped catering kitchen, recently fully refurbished and upgraded at a cost of approximately £60,000, vinyl non slip flooring , 2 x full extraction systems with stainless steel canopies, 2 x Lincat induction ovens, twin basket fryer, griddle, char grill, fan oven, perimeter shelving, stainless steel wall cladding and pasta cooker.

6 drawer chiller fridge, 3 compartment fridge with stainless steel top, 2 x warming cupboards with Passover, Buffalo induction plates, Sami Salamander grill, single basket fryer, stainless steel preparation tables, 2 compartment fridge with stainless steel top and vacuum packing machine,

3 compartment Fridge, under counter Blizzard fridge, stainless steel upright fridge, glass fronted drinks chiller, commercial dish washer, deep stainless steel sink with spray tap, walk in chiller.

External Stores

There are two external stores, both generously proportioned with perimeter shelving and floor storage space

Dry Goods / Freezer Room

With 3 chest freezers, fish fridge, perimeter shelving,2 filing cabinets, 2 soup kettles Sammic water bath, floor storage space.

Staff WC

With close coupled toilet and hand wash basin.

First Floor

To the first floor is generous living accommodation that is immaculately presented and briefly comprises:


Generous landing with boiler cupboard and door to roof terrace.

Family Bathroom

Nicely fitted with white sanitary ware


Separate WC with close coupled toilet


Lovely bright room, generously proportioned with window to front, dado rail, TV point and interesting beamed ceiling

Bedroom 1

Good sized double with window to front, radiator and beamed ceiling.

Bedroom 2

Good sized double with window to front, radiator and beamed ceiling

Second Floor

Boiler Room

Shower Room

With window to side, fully fitted with white sanitary ware and washing machine point

Office / Bedroom 3

With feature beamed ceiling, Velux window and Safe.

Bedroom 4

Good sized double with beamed ceiling and window to side.


To the rear of the business is a lovely manicured garden with lawned area, herbaceous borders and well established plants and shrubs.

There is a large car park providing parking for approximately 45 cars. Beyond the car park is a large field with 8 electric hook ups for campers, caravanners and motor home owners.

Superb 3/4 acre field with electric hook up facilities for caranvaners.

Considerable money has been spent on this business recently including a new roof (£50,000), new windows (£40,000), electric door (£15,000), cladding (£38,000) and a new kitchen (£48,500).

We are advised that The Shropshire Inn is being sold as a Freehold business opportunity.

We are advised that the business rates payable are approximately £13,000 per annum.

Monday to Friday 12.00 – 14.30, 17.00 – 23.00

Saturday 12.00 – 24.00

Sunday 12.00 – 21.00

The business is run and managed by our client with the help of five full time and twelve part time members of staff.

Financial Profile
The Shropshire Inn generates an advised current turnover of circa £508,000 per annum with a gross profit of approximately 54% and an adjusted net profit of roughly £84,000 and continues to grow at an impressive pace.

For further information quote reference number B05797.

Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Stafford Station4.1 miles
  • Penkridge Station5.8 miles

About Hilton Smythe, Bolton

20 Wood Street, Bolton, BL1 1DY

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