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Bar / Nightclub for sale

Bayview Social Club, Wellesley Road, Leven, Fife, KY8

Offers Over £125,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Well-appointed and spacious licensed establishment in the popular town of Methil, currently trading as a private members only club.
  • Situated on a prominent corner position ideally located to take advantage of passing trade.
  • Located in an area with high footfall; the premises could be utilised for a range of business uses subject to consents.
  • Substantial property set over 2 floors offering excellent business development potential.
  • Currently presenting an easy-to-operate business model trading on a wet sales only basis.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Bayview Social club is a traditional, generously sized establishment located in an excellent trading position in Methil town centre. The business is set over two floors with the main entrance to the bar from pavement level off the main street.

The ground floor comprises of the main bar, two customer seating areas, a pool room, customer restrooms, storage room and cellar. The first floor benefits from a spacious function room with built in bar along with further restrooms.

The business operates as a member's only club at present but where a change of license was achieved it could be utilised for a wide range of functions and business activities. The building offers flexible space and the provision of sound facilities.

Purchased by the club in 1948, they are now looking to reduce their current business commitments.

Methil is an eastern coastal town, with a population of c11,000, situated in Fife approximately 45 miles from Edinburgh. The Town benefits from broader catchment area of Firth of Forth. The history of the Town dates back to the 12th century but more recently being the strong industrial maritime powerhouse of the region. In recent times Methil has embraced green technology. Methil is on the Fife Coastal Path and is a short walk to the Wemyss Caves and Cargo Bay. Amongst other attractions is the beach and golf courses in Leven and Lundin Links. The Town is also home to East Fife F.C. The "Secret Bunker of Scotland" and the Fisheries Museum are popular visitor attractions being only a short drive away along the coast. Education facilities include Kirkland High School and Community College which is a secondary education and combined education college - primary schools in the area include Denbeath Primary, Aberhill Primary and Methilhill Primary.

Set over two floors, the property is of stone construction with a sheet metal flat roof. The building is mainly double glazed and is in a good trading location benefiting from significant footfall. With large well positioned signage around the exterior of the property it is well situated on the corner of the street and easily accessible by foot or vehicle with ample on-street parking.

Upon entering the premises, the compact yet highly functional main bar is located to the left of the main entrance with a wooden servery providing service to both ground floor seating areas. The spacious bar service area (7.52m2 x 6.48m2) is open plan with fitted and free-standing seating and tables to seat around 50 customers; the gents washrooms are located off this area. From the bar service area is a second public space (6.18m2 x 3.8 m2) which can cater to an additional 15 customers. This area also allows staff access to the bar plus it is where the ladies washroom is located. Further into the property is the games room (3.82m2 x 4.37m2) with the pool table centrally located with traditional dark leather wall-mounted seating. The games room also provides access to an additional secure storage room (4.05m2 x 2.68m2), ideal for holding supplementary stock during peak trading times.

Leaving the games room via a rear entrance leads into a hallway allowing access to the main street, the cellar and stairway leading to the first floor. The cellar is easily assessable from the side entrance with on-street parking for ease of deliveries. The cellar has sufficient space and currently operates a five keg system with space to increase if desired.

The stairway to the first floor leads to customer washrooms on either side of the first floor landing before opening through double doors into the spacious well-lit function room (7.30m2 x 8.61m2) The function room has a wooden dance floor and can accommodate up to 100 persons. With red leather fitted seating around the room and plenty of lighting this would be an ideal area for private functions. There is a function bar which has one keg point and till facilities along with a stage area to cater for live events.

The property benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage with gas fired central heating. There are security cameras installed throughout the premises with security alarm system in place, both access doors to the property also include additional security gates. The business is fire compliant with fire alarm, smoke detectors and emergency lighting throughout.

The business operates year-round as a member's club (40 paid members). As the premises currently operates as a private member's club there is substantial additional earning potential should new owners wish to operate as a public venue as the premises has an ideal trading location within the town centre.

There is no private accommodation with this property but there is development potential subject to consents.

The property has an Energy Performance Certificate rating of 'tbc'.

The premises currently operate under a Club License to its members, in turn interested partied would need to apply for a public license before trading.

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