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Restaurant/cafe for sale

£32,000

203 Liverpool Road, Newcastle-Under-Lyme ST5

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Property description

Business
It's like a pancake but not a pancake, it's definitely not a biscuit like its Scottish cousin. The Staffordshire oatcake is a delicacy people in the county will at times talk about for a long time. People love them, this great business has a fantastic reputation for its oatcakes and pikelets.

The business was founded by the current owner in 2011 and is reluctantly only being sold because of the owner’s desire to travel whilst he is still young enough to appreciate it.

The business presents itself as purveyor of oatcakes and pikelets which are popular delicacies in The Potteries. The recipes for oatcakes are a guarded secret and often passed down from generation to generation. The recipe will be passed on to a new purchaser of the business and some would say that it is priceless.

The business sells oatcakes with a variety of savoury fillings such as bacon, sausage, egg, cheese etc, they also sell breakfast boxes which include oatcakes with additional fillings and names such as Belly Buster, Belly Buster double and Belly Buster triple, there is also a vegetarian option. The business also serves sandwiches and baguettes along with hot and cold drinks. They have many regular customers along with high levels of footfall and passing trade.

Scope for improvement
Advertising and marketing campaign.
Extend opening hours.
Website with online ordering facility.
Expand the delivery service and consider Hungry House/ Just Eat type offerings.
Improve visibility from main road maybe using A boards.
Reposition counter to allow for more seating inside and put tables and chairs outside (subject to planning consents).

Location
Newcastle under Lyme is a market town in Staffordshire, in the 2011 census the town had a population of 75,125, it is served by the M6 motorway to the south and west of Newcastle and by the A500 road to the north and east. There are access points from the M6 at junctions 15 and 16 to the south and north respectively. The A34 trunk road runs through Newcastle from north to south and was the main road between Birmingham and Manchester until the M6 motorway opened.

There is a large bus station in the town centre and there is a bus stop immediately outside the business, most of the bus network is run by First Potteries and D&G Bus.

The business is ideally situated on a busy main road, is well signed and presented with on street parking immediately outside. The business sits alongside other complimentary food type businesses along with a beauty and tanning business, a convenience store and a barbers shop.

Premises
Newcastle under Lyme is a market town in Staffordshire, in the 2011 census the town had a population of 75,125, it is served by the M6 motorway to the south and west of Newcastle and by the A500 road to the north and east. There are access points from the M6 at junctions 15 and 16 to the south and north respectively. The A34 trunk road runs through Newcastle from north to south and was the main road between Birmingham and Manchester until the M6 motorway opened.

There is a large bus station in the town centre and there is a bus stop immediately outside the business, most of the bus network is run by First Potteries and D&G Bus.

The business is ideally situated on a busy main road, is well signed and presented with on street parking immediately outside. The business sits alongside other complimentary food type businesses along with a beauty and tanning business, a convenience store and a barbers shop.

Tenure
We are advised the business is Leasehold.

The lease was originally for three years but is currently a rolling lease.
We are advised that the landlord would be agreeable to a new lease for the purchaser.
The current rent is £6,000 per annum.
There are currently no business rates payable.

Hours
Tuesday to Sunday 7am-1pm.

Staff
The business is owner managed with the help of 3 part time staff members.

Financial Profile
The business reports a turnover of approximately £70,000 per annum.

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Nearby transport

  • Longport (1.4 miles)
  • Stoke-on-Trent (2.5 miles)
  • Kidsgrove (4.3 miles)
  • Manchester International Airport (22.9 miles)
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport (33.3 miles)
  • East Midlands Airport (40.0 miles)
  • Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal (41.1 miles)
  • Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal (41.1 miles)
  • Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal (41.3 miles)

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  • Hempstalls Primary School (0.3 miles)
  • Merryfields School (0.3 miles)
  • St Margaret's CofE (VC) Junior School (0.8 miles)
  • City of Stoke-On-Trent Sixth Form College (2.6 miles)
  • Biddulph High School (6.2 miles)
  • Alleyne's Academy (8.8 miles)
  • Wolstanton High Academy (0.5 miles)
  • St John Fisher Catholic College (0.6 miles)
  • Blackfriars Academy (1.1 miles)
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