Detached, stone built, centrally located village pub, with external trading area
Bar, separate lounge, snug, pool room, kitchen and 1st floor function room
Two bedroom private accommodation, lounge, bathroom, kitchen and office
Acclaimed for quality of beer and in camra Good Beer Guide for the last 8 years
Net turnover for 2017 approx £7000 pw, with good profit after rent
EPC Band C
The Kings Arms is a detached, stone built public house, located in Silsden, which is a thriving town with a village atmosphere. Located between Keighley and Skipton, the town benefits from strong transport links to surrounding areas including Bradford & Leeds. The business is family run and has an excellent reputation for a warm and welcoming atmosphere, as well as a selection of quality cask and keg beers and lagers. After over 11 years at the Kings Arms, the current occupants wish to spend some personal time and pursue other interests.
Access to the property is via the front porch/doorway which leads directly into the main bar area with traditional wood fronted bar/servery. The lounge area oﬀers a real coal fire and fixed and loose seating. To the left is a separate room (“snug”), with loose and fixed seating. (17’ 11” 14’ 0”) To the right of the bar and past the chimney breast, is entrance to the carpeted lounge area, with loose and fixed seating and flat screen TV. (18’ 5” x 19’ 11”) All public areas are clean and well presented. Directly right to the bar is entrance to the pool room (13’ 8” x 13’ 11”) The catering kitchen is also located behind the main bar, to the right. To the left of the bar is access to the cellar, along with stairs to the 1st floor function room and private accommodation. The ladies and gents toilets and the exit to the smoking area and rear yard are also located to the left of the main bar and on the ground floor.
Stairs from the bar leads to the first floor which comprises of a Function room/bar, which can cater for 50 seated/70 standing and the private accommodation comprises of two bedrooms, a lounge, kitchen, bathroom and big oﬃce.
The front of the property oﬀers an attractive low walled seating area with 8 benches, with a small, secure enclosed garden to the right elevation. The rear of the property oﬀers a walled yard, with benches and covered smoking area. To the rear of the building is an extensive, pub owned, car park.
The Kings Arms is a long established and successfully trading public house which oﬀers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, oﬀering quality beers, including a number of hand pulled “guest” options. Due to the relatively high employment within the town and the current and future residential and retail development, along with the towns location to tourist locations, the Kings Arms benefits from strong and regular local trade, as well as passing and tourist visitors. The development aspect is of particularly of interest to a new occupier, as Bradford Metro Council plan 1200 new homes to be built and a new Aldi is currently in construction. The Kings Arms has won various awards for its beer, from camra, including Local Pub of the Season on three occasions and Best Pub of the Year twice. The business does not currently serve food, however food was available up to 2016 when the kitchen was franchised. As the current operators knew they were seeking to assign the lease, they chose not to seek a replacement chef, as a new tenant may well be experienced and choose to run the fully fitted catering kitchen themselves. If not, the franchise/employment of a chef route still applies. The current business trades over 7 days and oﬀers several regular events, including “Jam” sessions on Tuesdays, Quiz on Wednesdays, “Open mic” on Thursdays and Bingo & Quiz on Sundays. In addition, the pub has held beer festivals in the past and will benefit from the Tour de Yorkshire in April. This leasehold assignment is an excellent opportunity for a new tenant to earn a good level of profit (after rent) and build on the businesses existing success.
We understand that the property has been granted a Full on Licence, under the Licensing Act of 2003.
We are informed that the premises benefits from mains water, electricity, gas and drainage.
Bradford MDC . Current rateable value of £20,900, with estimate revaluation for 2017 of £12,384 and domestic accommodation within Band C for council tax purposes.
The premises are held on a partially tied Punch Lease, (50/50 Free of Tie Split on Cask Ales, and full FoT on Wines Spirits, Alcopops and Soft Drinks) The fully repairing and insuring (Fri) lease was renewed in 2012, for 10 years, with annual increases in line with rpi. Current rent is £65,000 per annum
Energy Performance Certificate
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