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Restaurant/cafe for sale

£32,500

526 Bolton Road, Darwen BB3

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Property description

Business
Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and busy cafe business, ideally located within the market town of Darwen, Lancashire.

The business was established by our client in 1998 and is only now being offered to the market due to our client’s desire for early retirement. The business currently operates 6 days per week and according to the 2014 accounts, generates a turnover in the region of £74,400 per annum, with a good gross profit.

Our client offers a wide variety of freshly prepared fayre including full breakfasts, hot and cold sandwiches, toasties, Paninis, pies, Jacket potatoes, burgers, homemade soups and deserts, as well as a selection of hot and cold beverages. The property boasts an impressive 66 sq. Metres, is extremely well maintained and fitted to suit the trade, with approximately 30 covers.

The business has built up an enviable reputation within the area for the very high quality of the food and services offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.

We feel there is scope to increase the turnover by extending the opening hours and benefit from the early evening trade. A new owner could also introduce outside catering facilities or embark on a modest marketing campaign to highlight the goods offered. The business would also benefit from the launch of a website and utilising social media websites, such a Facebook and Twitter.

This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this already thriving business to the next level; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Location
Tasty Bits Cafe occupies substantial ground floor premises, ideally located within the town of Darwen in Lancashire. The cafe is surrounded by a mix of commercial properties and densely populated residential areas, from which the business derives much of its trade. The property is situated on the very busy Bolton Road and benefits from a high volume of footfall and passing trade, as well as free on-street parking facilities within the immediate area.

Darwen is a market town and civil parish located in Lancashire. According to the 2011 census, the town had a residential population of 28,046. Darwen is a quintessential Lancastrian town located amid the West Pennine Moors, south of Blackburn. The town stands on the River Darwen, which flows from south to north, subsequently joining the River Ribble, one of the longest rivers in the North West of England.

The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. Darwen railway station is just over one mile away. The area is also well served by the a-roads, with the business being situated on the busy A666, which links to the national a-road and motorway networks. Blackburn is approximately 5½ miles away. Bolton is 8 ½ miles away and Preston is 15 miles away.
Premises
Substantial ground floor premises, ideally located within the busy town of Darwen, Lancashire, briefly comprising:

Main cafe with:

Large spacious area with approximately 30 covers.

Separate seating area with two lounge suites.

Large serve over counter with under storage and double chiller unit.

To the rear of the counter is a pie warmer, soup taurine, hot plate, extractor fan and electronic cash register.

Ample cupboard space for breads etc.

Door leading to:

Customer WC with hand wash basin.

Drinks refrigerator.

Large galley kitchen with:

Large Range Master gas cooker with oven and hob, extractor fan, microwave ovens, Panini press, 2 x grills, toasters, flat plate, refrigerator, refrigerator/freezer, and a large selection of cooking utensils, pots and pans.

Hand wash basin and washing up sink.

Door leading to rear yard.

External:

Roller shutter doors.

Good signage.

Portable sign.

Rear yard.
Tenure
We are advised Leasehold:

Original lease length: 3 years

Remaining lease length: 3 years as of April 2016

Review every: 3 years

Rent: £525 per month
hours
The business is open:

Monday – Saturday: 8.00am – 5.00pm

Sunday: Closed
staff
The business is owner run and managed with 2 x staff members.
Financial profile
The business currently operates 6 days per week and according to the 2014 accounts, generates a turnover in the region of £74,400 per annum, with a good gross profit.

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Nearby transport

  • Darwen (1.1 miles)
  • Entwistle (2.6 miles)
  • Mill Hill (Lancs) (4.0 miles)
  • Manchester International Airport (24.0 miles)
  • Blackpool International Airport (24.1 miles)
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport (29.0 miles)
  • Knott End-On-Sea Ferry Landing (27.8 miles)
  • Liverpool Belfast Ferry Terminal Bootle (27.9 miles)
  • Fleetwood for Knott End Ferry Landing (28.0 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Ashleigh Primary School (0.1 miles)
  • Darwen, St Barnabas CofE Primary Academy (0.3 miles)
  • St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School, Darwen (0.6 miles)
  • Blackburn College (4.7 miles)
  • St Mary's College (5.5 miles)
  • Youth Challenge Pru (5.7 miles)
  • Aurora Brambles East School (0.3 miles)
  • Darwen Aldridge Community Academy (0.8 miles)
  • Lower Pastures (2.3 miles)
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