Hilton Smythe are delighted to offer to the market one of Bournemouths original and most loved independent baguette shops, Butlers Baguettes. Established by our client in 2005 who after consideration has decided to retire.
The thriving business attracts a healthy mix of university students, local business people and other shop retailers, staff and students from the nearby language school.
Over 22 choices of baguette fillings, hot and cold drinks including freshly made coffee and choice of teas, baked potatoes, torpedo sandwiches, wraps, large baps, toasted sandwiches, paninis, pasties including sausage rolls, homemade soups, choice of 8 breakfast baps. Sales boxes are available in medium or large sizes ( a raised salad bar is available for customers to help themselves), freshly made burgers, pizza slices, cake slices, flapjacks, chocolate bars, croissants and choice of fruit.
Our client concentrates on using top quality ingredients and keeps her prices affordable for her mix of loyal customers. All fillings are made on site with breakfasts and burgers freshly prepared to order. A lot of customers call to order first and pick up later.
Our client advises us the busiest times are lunchtime around 12 noon-1.00pm.
Potential for growth:-
1. Increase prices.
2. Open longer hours and open weekends
3. Add deliveries
4. Add outside catering option for local business lunches, parties and birthdays.
Butlers Baguettes occupies a highly visible trading position on the cross section of Wimborne Road and Talbot Road in Winton Banks, Bournemouth.
The well known business sits alongside a a busy parade of local shops that includes both independent retailers and high street stores, pharmacies, banks and bars.
Bournemouth University Campus is less than 2 mins walk away housing 1000s of students and the famous Bournemouth seafront is only 5 mins away.
Bournemouth is a seaside resort on the southern coast of England known for its 7 miles of beaches, Victorian architecture and buzzing nightlife and pier. The area is accessed via the A338 which connects to the A31 and M27 cross country motorway leading to Southampton in the east.
There is limited free parking in the neighbouring streets as well as a shopper car park further down the street.
Nearest mainline station is Bournemouth Central.
Mid parade unit, vibrant signage circa 42sq m.
Outside seating for 3
Shop / sitting area - crisp stand, glass fronted drinks chiller, raised window table with 5 x stools, chilled salad bar, central table with 3 x chairs, 3 m glass fronted display chiller, fixed wood counter servery.
Service area - heated baguette warmer, sink into, double panini, grill, storage cupboards to both wall and base, soup kettle, hot water earn, coffee machine and toaster.
Kitchen - Turbofan oven, 2 x s steel prep tables, 2 x microwaves, chrome sink unit, handwash sink, chest freezer, staff toilet, 2 x ring table topped electric stove, 2 x blenders, meat slicer, wall and base cupboards, 2 x under-counter freezers, 1 x tall upright fridge.
Access to rear shared yard and bin store.
The business is leasehold
The original lease length is 10 years.
As of 2018,8 years remain,
Rent is £11,500 per year
The business opens:-
Monday to Friday 8.30am -4.00pm
Opening later in the Summer months until 5.00pm.
The business is owner run and managed.
According to the 2016 accounts the business reports turnover in the region of £51,000 with a gross profit at circa 53%.