Ref 8240 leasehold
Thriving and well-presented traditional inn located within easy reach of the highly popular marina in the southeast derbyshire village of sawley
• Prominent location set on the main road running through Sawley only a stone’s throw from the popular bustling marina and within easy reach of Long Eaton, Nottingham, Derby and the M1.
• Bar (c30+ plus standing) with a highly attractive flagstone floor, an exposed brick-built fireplace and built-in log burner.
• Lounge (c30+ plus standing) with exposed wooden ceiling and wall beams and areas of exposed brickwork.
• Hard standing Al fresco area (c50+) and heated and lit smoking solution ; Long alley skittle diamond ; Patron’s car park.
• Fully equipped commercial catering kitchen.
• 3-bedroom owners’ accommodation.
• Advised turnover circa £471,784 (incl. VAT) for year ending December 2018.
• Trade 80% Wet sales : 20% Food sales.
• Respectable Marston’s brewery lease with attractive ‘off invoice’ discounts.
A fantastic opportunity to acquire A thriving business offering further untapped opportunities
This desirable inn is located on the main road running through the Derbyshire village of Sawley sitting close to the borders of both Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. The bustling village has local shops, facilities and amenities and a well commended sought-after Primary school. It is also home to the popular Sawley marina (a navigational cut of the River Trent) which is the largest inland marina in the UK with a water space of 23 acres. The village sits within a highly popular walking area with delightful walks to nearby Shardlow and Breaston and other points of interest to include the glorious Peak District National Park, Donington Park and East Midlands airport. The local road networks are excellent and include the nearby M1, A50 and A52 that are within easy reach and provide access to the famous cities of Nottingham, Derby and Leicester.
This traditional 2 storey inn is of rendered brick construction and sits under a pitched, tiled roof having a prominent corner position. Small entrance porches to both the front and rear of the property provide access to all the trading areas. These consist of:
Bar (circa 30+ plus standing) is a delightful room with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The room has loose tables, chairs and stools all sitting on an attractive flagstone floor complimented by wooden cladding below dado level. To one end is an exposed brick-built fireplace with built-in log burner and an adjacent darts throw to the side. The room also has local historical photos adorning the walls, 2 x wall mounted hdtv’s and a wooden bar server with 4 cask ales on offer.
Lounge (circa 30+ plus standing) is a characterful and charming room with loose tables, chairs and stools all complimented by upholstered perimeter bench seating. Exposed wooden beams to the ceiling and walls look down on a fully carpeted floor and areas of exposed brickwork. There is also a further wooden bar server with an altro trim and 3 cask ales on offer.
Ladies and Gents W.C.’s / CCTV.
There is a fully equipped commercial catering Kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and some surfaces (appliances not tested). A wash up area and dry goods/fridge/freezer storage area leads off. There is also a Ground Floor Beer Cellar with python, remote and pumps etc and separate bottle store.
The owner’s accommodation is situated on the 1st floor and briefly comprises of: 3 bedrooms (2 double/1 single), lounge, Kitchen and bathroom. There is also a large garage area currently used for storage purposes.
To the rear of the property is a hard standing al fresco area (circa 50+ plus standing) with wooden picnic benches and surrounding hedged planter troughs and a heated and lit smoking solution to one side. Also to the rear of the property is the patron’s lined car park with spaces for circa 17 cars and containing a highly popular long alley skittle diamond.
Trading & licensing
We are advised that the business trades with the
benefit of the Premises Licence (not seen) which
permits the sale of alcohol during the hours of:
Mon - Sat 10am to 11.30pm
Sunday 12noon to 11pm
Current opening hours are:
Mon – Sat 11am to midnight
Sunday 12noon to 11pm
nb. Important. Prospective purchasers wishing to continue to operate the public house should ensure that they gain the aplh Qualification in readiness for their intended operation of the Public House.
The business is offered for sale as a lease assignment with approximately 9 years remaining
of the well-respected Marston’s Inns and Taverns full repairing and insuring, renewable agreement. We are advised that the inn is fully tied on all products however attracts healthy and attractive ‘off invoice’ discounts of up to £100 per barrel on certain products. We are informed that the rent is
currently circa £36,859 per annum to be reviewed in 2022. We are also advised that at the end of the
term, the Lease (not seen by Guy Simmonds) should be renewable with no further premium – subject to the provision of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954. We are advised that the inn benefits from all mains services being connected (no services seen or tested). Business rates payable are advised as currently being circa £8,581 per annum.
The current owner purchased the leasehold business in 2011 and has since established a popular, thriving and profitable business offering home cooked food and a selection of quality ales and drinks served to a loyal, repeat and mature desirable clientele. The business is currently operated by our vendor client assisted by circa 2 full time and c10-part time/casual members of staff. The business sits at the heart of the local community and plays host to a monthly quiz, a darts team and a skittle team. This dog friendly venue is also a popular meeting place for the many local clubs and societies that congregate here on a regular basis. This includes 3 golf societies, 2 horse racing clubs, 2 motor cycle clubs (vintage & bsa) whilst also supporting charity events along the way. We are advised that accounts declare takings of circa £471,784 (inclusive of VAT) for year ending December 2018 achieved on a trade split of 80% Wet sales & 20% Food sales. New owners could continue to operate the business using the same successful formula or they may wish to take the business to the next level. In our opinion this could be achieved by the introduction of live entertainment or the introduction of a new quality food offer.
Accounting information will be made available to interested parties after viewing.
This business was viewed by Richard Fletcher who would be delighted to discuss further details.
Viewing appointments must be made by contacting Guy Simmonds.
Details prepared April 2019.
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