Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Great Walsingham Barns Café, which was established by our client in 2011 on a site where there had been a tearoom for many years before. Our client is now selling on to concentrate on their pie making business.
Great Walsingham Barns Café is a name that is synonymous with the area, having many repeat local customers as well as a large proportion of visitors to the area. Great Walsingham Barns Café is known for its Sundays Lunches and freshly made pies; our client will still continue to supply pies to the café. It is considered by many to be the best cafe in North Norfolk and they serve the very best of local North Norfolk food, as well as excellent teas and coffee.
The business is currently open Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm, but there is huge scope to open earlier, close later and open 7 days a week, especially as the café is on a route that many cyclists use, therefore an ideal stop off. The menu includes pies, roasts, fish, vegetarian options, hot and cold drinks and the premises is licenced for customers to bring alcohol, but not to sell alcohol.
There are very strong reviews online including 4.7/5* on Google from 90 reviewers, 5* reviews on Facebook and 4.5/5* reviews on TripAdvisor from 331 reviewers. The business is being sold with the website
There is scope to develop the business by considering:
- Applying for a premises licence
- Open earlier for breakfast trade
- Open later into the evenings and include theme nights
- Open 7 days a week
- Adding extra internal seating
There are many reasons to buy Great Walsingham Barns Café including:
- A name that is synonymous with the area
- A true turnkey business
- Very strong reviews
- A business that could grow
- Very low outgoings
Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to avoid disappointment.Location
Great Walsingham Barn Cafe is located in Great Walsingham, Norfolk on a small estate surrounded by other businesses that bring a high footfall to the area. The business itself is located in a large characterful flint barn with ample free parking in the car parking area next to the café.
Walsingham is a picturesque village on the North Norfolk Coast, a few miles north of Fakenham and west of Holt. The village attracts many visitors throughout the year who come to see the many attractions there which include its religious shrines in honour of the Virgin Mary and the ruins of two medieval monastic houses. The village is easily accessed via the A148 or A149, which is the sea road that runs east to west along the North Norfolk Coast.Premises
On entering the complex there is a large free car park.
Directly outside the café there are 4 bistro tables giving seating for 8 people.
Across the barns complex is a further outside seating area for the café.
The entrance door opens into the lobby with customer toilet off and door to the main café area.
The large servery is on the left as you enter, and the café area has seating for 28 across several tables. There is room for further seating if the new owner desires. The café has beams to the ceiling and a large menu board.The servery
has display chillers for pies and desserts, drinks display chiller, menu board, fridge, Expobar coffee machine and grinder, shelving for cups, mugs, glasses etc.The preparation area
has 2 x double fridges, 3 x single fridges, stainless steel preparation table, under counter fridge, chest freezer, dough mixer and racking.The 5* hygiene rated stainless steel kitchen
has a large industrial extractor fan, preparation table, sinks, dishwasher, 3 fryers, 6 burner stove, 2 x Falcon ovens, under counter fridge, toaster, plate warmer.Tenure
We are advised the business is being sold as a leasehold business opportunity on a rolling lease at just £400 per month.
Our client informs us that they do not pay business ratesHours
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Sunday: 10am – 4pm
We are not aware of any restrictions on the lease regarding opening hours and our client has opened these hours to suit their lifestyle. We would recommend opening earlier for breakfast, opening 7 days a week, especially in the summer and considering opening later to include theme nightsStaff
The business is run and managed by our client, with the help of a member of staff.Financial Profile
Great Walsingham Barns Cafe generates an advised turnover of circa £112,000
The assets being sold with the business are worth in the region of £30,000
The average sock value is in the region of £1,000