The Bakers Arms is a character Grade 2 Listed property which occupies a prominent position close to the town centre. The property provides versatile trade areas and family sized living accommodation. The Bakers Arms is an important focal point for the local community and has built a successful wet trade over many years of trading and this well appointed free of tie public house briefly comprises:- Main Bar comfortably seating 30 plus standing room; Games Room/Skittle Alley/Function Room comfortably seating a further 40 plus customers; Catering Kitchen; spacious family sized first floor living accommodation with Sitting Room, Kitchen, 3 Double Bedrooms and Family Bathroom. Externally the property benefits from an enclosed and partially covered Courtyard Beer Garden with seating for 30 plus customers.
The Bakers Arms is situated in a prominent trading position on North Street, one of the main routes through the popular Somerset town of Martock. Martock is a vibrant small town which is renowned for its beautiful Ham stone church and listed buildings in the town centre, and is situated in attractive surrounding countryside. Road links in the area are excellent with the A303 Exeter to London trunk road being within easy reach (1 mile). Junction 25 of the M5 can be joined at Taunton (18 miles), and Yeovil Junction (6 miles) has a direct line to London Waterloo.
Entrance door to front into Main Bar. An attractive trade area with oak flooring, wall mounted jukebox, 2 wall mounted large screen televisions, fruit machine, range of free standing wooden tables, leather effect chairs, bar stools, bench style seating, sofas and armchairs comfortably seating 30 customers plus ample standing room. Substantial wood fronted and polished wood topped Bar Servery with associated back bar fittings, Altro flooring, 3 glass fronted bottle fridges, Epos cash register, stainless steel sink unit and glasswasher. Double doors from the main bar lead directly into Games Room/Skittle Alley/Function Room a versatile multi-purpose room with wood flooring, demountable skittle alley, pool table area, darts oche, range of disco equipment, large screen projector TV, free standing wooden tables and chairs comfortably seating 40 customers and licensed for 80 customers. Catering Kitchen with Altro flooring, tiled walls, range of commercial catering equipment to include:- 5-burner gas range, 2 single deep fat fryers, twin bowl stainless steel sink unit, 2 microwave ovens, stainless steel workbenches with shelving below, range of base and wall cupboards, extractor unit, upright freezer, racked shelving, upright fridge. Ladies & Gents WCs. Beer Cellar temperature controlled on the ground floor with Bottle Store Area. Store Room and Bottle Store. Freezer Store with ice machine, 2 chest freezers, wall shelving, safe and separate doorway to front.
Please note: The fittings, equipment and services listed have not been tested by the agents, although we are informed that all items are in working order.
Situated on the first floor is a spacious family sized private owners accommodation which is well presented and briefly comprises:- Lounge/Dining Room. Kitchen fitted with a range of base units and complementary worksurfaces. Bedroom 1 a large double bedroom. Bedroom 2 a double bedroom. Bedroom 3 a double bedroom. Office Area. Family Bathroom with shower over bath.
To the front of the property is an Enclosed Trade Terrace Area with Covered Smoking Shelter and seating for 30 plus customers.
The Bakers Arms is a successful wet led community pub enjoying a strong local trade and which is an important focal point of the local community having successfully traded for many years. The pub offers a range of cask and keg beers, lagers, ciders, along with wines, spirits and soft drinks and is 100% wet led. The local trade is underpinned by 4 skittles teams, 2 football teams, a darts team, a pool team, occasional karaoke, disco and live music nights. The pub is also a popular venue for private functions and parties and also shows live Sky Sports. The Bakers Arms has a presence and an established following on Facebook. There is also a lucrative outside bar trade with a purpose equipped portable bar included.
Accounts for the year ending 31 May 2013 show sales of £154,310 net of VAT with a gross profit of £87,152. Full accounts can be made available to interested parties following a formal viewing appointment.
The business holds a Premises Licence No 001461 which permits the sale of alcohol from 10:00am until midnight Sunday to Thursday and from 10:00am until 1:00am on Fridays and Saturdays. The pub currently opens from 5:00pm until midnight Monday to Thursday and from midday until midnight on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The business is run by our clients together with 1 part-time and 2 casual members of staff.
Undoubtedly potential exists to develop the food side of the trade for which year round local demand exists. There is also the opportunity to open during the daytimes and at lunchtimes during the week and the business would also benefit from a more proactive marketing policy including the development of a website. There are also opportunities to introduce food sales, for which demand exists, and there is also the potential to offer bed and breakfast.
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We are advised that all mains services are connected to the subject property.
Price & tenure
£19,950 for the valuable free of tie leasehold interest as a going concern business and full trade inventory. Wet and dry stocks to be additional at valuation. Vacant possession upon completion.
We are advised that the business is held on the remainder of a fully renewable 20 year full repairing and insuring free of tie lease which commenced in 1999 with a current rent of £24,000 per annum, rpi linked with 5 yearly rent reviews. Full details available on request.
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