Littlehampton, West Sussex
* Substantial 19th century community inn situated in the prime seaside location of Littlehampton.
* Traditional Public Bar (circa 30) and a relaxing and inviting Lounge Bar (circa 20+).
* Equipped Kitchen.
* Good sized 3/4 bedroomed family accommodation.
* Enclosed Garden and private parking facilities (1/2 cars).
* Advised current turnover circa £100,000 (incl. VAT).
* Trade derived from 100% wet sales. Undoubted potential for a catering orientated operator.
* Operating on reduced trading hours.
* Available for the 1st time in approximately 35 years.
A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO PROCURE AN ESTABLISHED, SOLID BUSINESS AND FAMILY HOME OFFERING MASSIVE GROWTH POTENTIAL
This superb business is located in the seaside resort town of Littlehampton. Located within the M23/A23 corridor having excellent road communications providing easy access to the M23, M25, M27 and M3 motorways making this superb location an extremely popular commuter area for the major motorways and the major international airports of Gatwick and Heathrow. The seaside town of Littlehampton is also within the catchment area of many similar affluent villages and towns in addition to being situated close to Chichester, Arundel and the coastal resorts of Worthing, Brighton, Hove and Bognor Regis and is also approximately only 20 minutes from the Goodwood Racecourse making this superb inn ideally situated to attract trade from these nearby surrounding towns and villages.
An enviable place to reside and compelling business opportunity.
Main entrance at the front leading into the lobby with access into the Public Bar and Lounge Bar.
Public Bar (circa 30) is a traditional room having a feature return bar servery with a solid polished counter, glass gantry above and a matching back fitting with trade optics and refrigerated bottle coolers (not tested) which is complemented by solid polished tables, upholstered chairs, fixed perimeter seating and bar chairs.
There is also a billiards table with lighting over, a darts throw and a digital games machine.
Lounge Bar (circa 20+) ) is a versatile and inviting room exuding a relaxing ambience, having a return bar servery with a mirrored back fitting with trade optics and refrigerated bottle coolers (not tested) which is complemented by a range of loose polished tables, upholstered chairs and upholstered mini stools.
Adding to the charm and character of the room is the feature open fireplace (currently unused) and the lovely part panelled walls.
Catering facilities include an equipped Kitchen which requires refitting with stainless steel commercial appliances and preparation surfaces (appliances not tested).
Ground Floor Cellar with delivery access, pumps and cooler.
Ladies and Gents W.C's
Situated on the 1st floor, being of a good size briefly comprises: 3/4 bedrooms, lounge and bathroom.
There is a lawned Beer Garden at the rear which is currently used for personal usage by our clients. Private parking facilities for circa 2 cars.
Small seating area at the front with tables and chairs.
TRADING & LICENSING
We are advised that the business trades with the benefit of the Premises Licence (not seen) which permits the sale of alcohol during the hours of:
Monday - Saturday - 10.00am - 11.00pm
Sunday - Midday - 10.30pm
The current opening hours are as follows:
Monday - Saturday - 10.00am - 3.00pm & 5.30pm - 11.00pm
Sunday - Midday - 3.00pm & 5.30pm - 10.30pm
NB. Important. Prospective purchasers wishing to continue to operate the public house should ensure that they gain the APLH Qualification in readiness for their intended operation of the Public House.
The property and business is being offered for sale freehold (although we have not had sight of the title deeds).
We are advised that the inn benefits from all mains services (services not tested). Business rates payable are advised as being £0 per annum.
Our vendor client operates this well-established business as a 'husband and wife' team on a full time basis with the assistance of a handful of part time/casual members of staff.
Trade is currently derived from 100% wet sales thereby providing immense scope for a new hands-on operator partnership with previous experience of running a catering orientated operation to take this business to even greater heights by focussing on a strategic and extensive marketing campaign to further promote the premises.
Advised current turnover circa £100,000 (incl. VAT).
This is a well-established business and in our opinion with the above areas of potential we would quite easily expect a fully focussed and fully committed operator to achieve a turnover well in excess of £200,000 (incl. VAT) per annum.
This is truly an incredible opportunity for either an owner operator to continue to build the business or for a commercial investor to enhance their existing portfolio.
The asking price reflects the current trading foundation, the location and quality of fixtures and fitting, and of course not forgetting that this is an extremely substantial freehold property.
Accounting information will be made available to interested parties after viewing.
Viewing appointments must be made via Guy Simmonds.
VIEWING: All appointments must be made through Guy Simmonds. Please note that these Sales Particulars are issued on the strict basis that all negotiations, viewings and contacts in connection with this business are conducted through Guy Simmonds who are appointed by the vendor to act under a Sole Selling Rights agreement with total confidentiality. Any breach of these terms may make you liable in law to litigation and damages. Under no circumstances must you approach the owner direct without a formal appointment or disclose to other customers and staff that the Premises are for sale.
FINANCE FOR PURCHASING A LICENSED PROPERTY: We are in constant touch with a leading finance broker who specialises in arranging Business Finance for Licensed Properties. Whether you are purchasing a Licensed Property through ourselves, or another agent, we will be pleased to contact on your behalf our specialist who can arrange the necessary Finance Package for you at preferential rates. Please telephone for free and no obligation advice with regards to financing a Business.
Guy Simmonds for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property and/or business whose agents they are give notice that:-
(I) These particulars are a general outline for the guidance of intending purchasers (or lessees) and do not constitute an offer or contract, nor any part of an offer or contract.
(II) All descriptions, dimensions, distances, maps/plans, references to condition, trading figures and other items in these particulars are given as a guide and no responsibility is assumed by Guy Simmonds for the accuracy of individual items. Intending purchasers (or lessees) should not rely on them as statements of representations of fact and should satisfy themselves as to the correctness of each item by making independent enquiries.
(III) Intending purchasers (or lessees) should make their own independent enquiries regarding the use of the property, necessary permissions for use and occupations, potential uses and any other matters affecting the property prior to purchase.
(IV) Guy Simmonds do not make or give whether in these particulars, during negotiations or otherwise, any representation or warranty in relation to this property. No responsibility is taken by Guy Simmonds for any error, omission or mis-statement in these particulars. Guy Simmonds do not warrant the accuracy of any accountancy information supplied and purchasers are advised to take independent advice in order to satisfy themselves.
(V) Guy Simmonds are unable to give any warranty as to the working order of any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services associated with the premises and therefore, cannot verify they are in full working order. Purchasers are strongly advised to obtain specialist reports prior to exchange of contracts in order to satisfy themselves.
(VI) All statements and descriptions are made without responsibility or warranty by Guy Simmonds, the vendors or lessees. Neither do Guy Simmonds nor the vendors/lessees hold ourselves responsible for any expenses whatsoever incurred by applicants inspecting Businesses which may be sold or withdrawn, to include travelling, valuation/survey, legal fees etc.
(VII) No person in the employment of Guy Simmonds has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.
(VIII) It should not be assumed that the contents of any photographs are included in the sale.
(IX) All prices quoted are excluding stock at valuation.
About Guy Simmonds Business Transfers Limited, National Licensed Property
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Guy Simmonds have been established for over 30 years specialising in the sale of quality Freehold and Leasehold Licensed businesses - including pubs, inns, restaurants and hotels.
Guy Simmonds are leading NATIONAL Licensed Property Agents and consequently offer for sale and lease quality lifestyle licensed businesses throughout the whole of England and Wales.
For those of you looking for a change of career and lifestyle, an inn/restaurant can offer an enviable and f
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