Ref: 8261 Leasehold
A highly impressive and imposing 17th Century Grade II listed traditional Inn for sale situated in the affluent highly sought after Village of Dunton Green (near Sevenoaks), Kent
Wonderful 17th Century Inn situated in the prime location of Dunton Green.
Traditional and welcoming Lounge Bar (circa 40) and a versatile and multi-functional Dining Area (circa 20+ covers).
Having a wealth of charm and character throughout exuding a warm, welcoming and relaxing ambience, the epitome of a traditional English Village Inn.
Good sized 3 Bedroomed Family Accommodation.
Fully equipped Commercial Catering Kitchen.
Enclosed Beer Garden and Patron’s Car Park for circa 20+ cars.
Advised current turnover circa £440,000 (incl. VAT).
Trade derived from 100% wet sales. Superb potential for catering/events orientated operators.
Star Pubs and Bars partially tied renewable lease.
An excellent opportunity to procure this popular and extremely well-established business and family home offering untold growth potential
This outstanding property and business is situated in the affluent and highly sought after village of Dunton Green (near Sevenoaks) and can be easily reached from junction 4 or 5 of the M25. Situated within the commuter belt being approximately only 25 miles from the capital city of London and also located close to the M23 corridor with excellent road communications providing easy access to the M23, M25 and M20 motorways makes this superb location an extremely popular commuter area for the major motorways and the major international airports of Gatwick and Heathrow. This excellent village inn is extremely well positioned enabling the business to draw trade not just from the high levels of footfall due to its position, but also from within the catchment area of many similar affluent villages and towns in addition to being situated close to Tonbridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Biggin Hill/Airport all of which provide an excellent level of repeat and passing trade. An enviable place to reside and a compelling trade opportunity.
This attractive and imposing village inn is a substantial property and occupies an excellent trading position.
Main entrance at the front leading into the Lounge Bar.
Lounge Bar (circa 40) is a cosy and traditional room exuding a welcoming and relaxing ambience; having a feature central return bar servery with a solid polished counter and a matching back fitting with trade optics and refrigerated bottle coolers (not tested) which is complemented by a good range of solid polished tables, upholstered chairs and upholstered bar chairs. There is also a feature brick built open fireplace, an additional brick built fireplace with an inset log burner, part solid oak flooring, a beamed ceiling and part panelled walls adding to the charm of the room. There is also a pool table with lighting over, a digital jukebox and a digital games machine. Access to the Dining Area.
Dining Area (circa 20+ covers) is a lovely versatile and multi-functional room and is furnished with loose polished tables and upholstered chairs. Adding to the charm of the room is the beamed ceiling and part panelled walls.
Catering facilities include a good sized fully equipped Commercial Kitchen with stainless steel appliances and preparation surfaces (appliances not tested).
Ground Floor Cellar with delivery access, pumps, pythons x2, tilt racks and cooler.
Ladies and Gents W.C.’s
Situated on the 1st and 2nd floors; being of a good size and briefly comprises: 3 bedrooms, lounge, kitchenette and bathroom.
There is an enclosed lawned Beer Garden at the rear having a paved patio area and being furnished with timber picnic benches. There is also a Children’s Play Area and a covered smoking area. At the front is an additional seating area with timber picnic benches. Patron’s parking facilities for circa 20+ cars. There is also an enclosed yard used for storage.
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:
Monday – Wednesday – 10.00am – 11.00pm
Thursday – Saturday – 10.00am – 1.00am
Sunday – Midday – 10.30pm
The current opening hours are as follows:
Monday – Thursday – Midday – 11.00pm
Friday & Saturday – Midday – 01.00am
Sunday – Midday – 10.00pm
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 6½ years remaining of the Star Pubs and Bars full repairing and insuring, renewable agreement. We are advised that the inn is partially tied to draught beers, bottled beers, ciders and alcopops only. We are informed that the rent is currently £40,000 per annum. 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 all mains services and uses gas fired heating (no services seen or tested). Business rates payable are advised as currently being circa £12,927 per annum.
Our vendor clients operate this excellent business on a ‘hands-off’ basis with the assistance of 7 part time/casual members of staff. Trade is currently derived from 100% wet sales, thereby providing tremendous scope for a new hands-on owner operator partnership with previous experience of running a catering/events orientated operation to elevate this business to the next level by introducing a decent food offering and by also focussing on a strategic marketing campaign to promote the diversity of the premises. This is truly an extremely rare and outstanding opportunity for those seeking a lifestyle change or an alternative career from the stress and strife of the City or even as an additional income stream whilst commuting. Advised current turnover circa £440,000 (incl. VAT). This delightful village inn is a well-established and successful business and in our opinion with the above areas of potential we would quite easily expect a fully focussed and fully committed operator to achieve a turnover well in excess of £550,000 (incl. VAT).
Accounting information will be made available to interested parties after viewing.
This business was viewed by Martin McConnell who would be delighted to discuss further details.
Viewing appointments must be made by contacting Guy Simmonds.
Details Prepared: June 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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