Ref 8207 leasehold
• Superb prominent position in the sought after Cambridgeshire village of Kimbolton.
• Cosy and inviting Lounge (circa 18) full of 'Olde Worlde' charm.
• Welcoming Public Bar.
• Conservatory/Dining Room (circa 28).
• Separate Restaurant/Function room (circa 30).
• Fully equipped Commercial Kitchen.
• Spacious and flexible 4-5 Bedroom Owner's Accommodation.
• Large Enclosed Patio Area.
• Private Parking for three cars.
• Advised current turnover circa £427,228 (inc VAT) for y/e May 2018 based on 10 months only.
• Trade split 60% wet, 40% food.
• Renewable lease.
Kimbolton is a picturesque affluent and highly sought after Cambridgeshire village which can be found on the B645 just off the A14 West of Huntingdon. Kimbolton is a long established village with a population in excess of 1500 and dates back to medieval times. It is famous for its castle being the home and later prison of Catherine of Aragon where she died in 1536. The Castle is a very prominent building which is now an Independent Day and Boarding School and dates back to Norman times. Kimbolton is known locally for its facilities such as shops, post office, doctors, cafes and church etc. And up until 1959 it had its own railway station, The larger market town of St. Neots, with its shops, cafes and river setting is only 8 miles away, the busy and vibrant town of Bedford is 14 miles away and the popular town of Huntingdon, famous for its race course, is also in close proximity.
Is an eye catching three storey building of brick construction under a pitched slate and tiled roof believed to be around 300 years old and has been well maintained throughout.
The Lounge (Circa 18)
Has a cosy welcoming atmosphere full of Olde’ Worlde’ charm with exposed beams and brickwork, feature fireplace with open fire, part carpet and part stone floor, and is furnished with an array of sofas and easy chairs.
Has a traditional and inviting feel with a superb fully equipped wooden bar servery, bottle fridges, wine storage and a full range of optics etc., exposed beams and brickwork, tiled floor and flat screen T.V.
Conservatory/Dining Room (Circa 28)
Also with exposed beams and brickwork, tiled floor, wooden panelling, waitress station and is stylishly furnished with oak tables and matching high back leather chairs.
Restaurant/Function Room (Circa 30)
Separate to the bar and conservatory has exposed beams and brickwork, fully carpeted and furnished with matching tables and chairs and is ideal for smaller gatherings and functions such as parties and meetings etc. It should be noted that the large gilt framed mirror is not included in the sale.
Ladies & Gents W/C all in good decorative order and well maintained.
There is a fully equipped commercial kitchen (equipment not tested) with stainless steel surfaces, extractor system, cooker, grills, dishwasher, fryer and storage cabinets etc., also a walk-in fridge. It should be noted that a new oven, fat fryer, industrial freezer and waitress fridge freezer were all installed in 2018.
Is spacious and flexible, located on the 1st and 2nd floor and comprises of 4-5 double bedrooms, lounge, dining room, kitchen, office, family bathroom and shower room.
There is a large enclosed patio laid to slabs with matching tables, chairs and parasols (new 2018). There is also private parking for three cars.
Is housed in an out building linked to the bar and is in good order and well maintained.
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 11.00am to 23.00pm
Sun Midday to 22.30pm
Current opening hours are:
Mon-Sat 11.00am to 23.00pm
Sun Midday to 22.30pm
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 2 years remaining
of the Charles Wells full repairing and insuring renewable agreement. We are advised that the Inn is fully tied. We are informed that the business rent is £61,556 (Inc. VAT and service charges) per annum to be reviewed T.B.C. We are 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 mains services (no services seen or
tested) with calor gas for cooking, heating and hot water. Business rates payable are advised as
currently being circa £15,080 per annum.
Our vendor clients took over the business in 2017 and since then they have built up a well-established and thriving trade with a good and loyal wet trade and an excellent reputation for good quality home cooked food from the local community and surrounding area. Due to the superb location and the excellent welcoming atmosphere this establishment is not only extremely popular with the local community but also with the many visitors to the area all year round. With the added benefit of several clubs and associations using this establishment such as The Rotary Club, Squash Club, Badminton Club and the Campanology Society with occasional live music, this venue has become the hub of the community.
The business is currently being run by the owners full-time, two full-time chefs/kitchen staff, 1 full-time and 2 part-time bar/waitress staff.
We are advised that accounts declare takings of circa £427,228 (inc. VAT) for year ending May 2018 based on ten months trading only.
There is real growth potential for new owner operators to expand on this already successful business by continuing with the established regular trade and by increasing the entertainment offered to include quiz nights, theme and family days and increasing the live music, also by utilising the excellent and versatile facilities for private functions such as wedding receptions, parties and meetings etc.
Accounting information will be made available to interested parties after viewing.
This business was viewed by Geoff Bryan who would be delighted to discuss further details and can be contacted on .
Viewing appointments must be made by contacting Guy Simmonds.
Details prepared Feb 2019
Note: Size quoted is usually the Total Useful Floor Area taken from the EPC and is for guidance purposes only and no responsibility is assumed by Guy Simmonds for the accuracy.
If size stated =1m2, this is because no measurements are available at this time.
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