Restaurant/cafe for sale in Beccles, Suffolk NR34

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Restaurant/cafe for sale
Tenure: Not available Council tax band: Not available

Property description

  • Substantial Freehold Property
  • Spacious Independent 3 Bedroom Apartment
  • Additional Let Commercial Unit Included
  • Dense Residential Area
  • Various Possibilities
  • Ample Public & Private Parking
  • Good Sized Private Garden
  • Potential Building Plot S.T.P
  • Scope to Increase Business
  • Viewing Highly Recommended


emf are pleased to bring to market this Freehold Fish & Chip Shop with separate owners apartment above and a let commercial unit. Only coming to market after some 40 years due to the owners pending retirement, there is much scope to increase business, and the premises offers potential for a number of possibilities. Therefore, viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the extent of what is being offered for sale.

Whilst likely to appeal to an owner operator, we feel that it may also be of potential interest for an investor or developer, and as such warrants a closer look.

Situated in a dense residential area in the popular Market Town of Beccles, the business is long standing, well known and the location is an ideal area to locate, with its busy local business economy and ample amenities close by.

The business itself

The owners have operated the fish and chip shop for many years, however due to their age and health, they in more recent times reduced down their hours of operation, now only open 18 hours per week over a 6 day period. Currently there is no lunchtime offering and one would expect a longer evening service - as such there appears to be much scope to significantly increase turnover, which is currently in the region of £1,000 per week.

The sale also includes the Freehold of the neighbouring commercial unit, which is let on a yearly basis, at a current rental of £320 per month.


all measurements are approximate and for guidance only.

The large freehold property comprises the two commercial premises to the ground floor and the residential apartment on the first floor which spans over the top of both units. To the front is an approximately 9.0m deep forecourt area which abuts the public footpath and parking bays. To the side is the driveway which provides owners parking and secure gates through to the private garden, where further parking can be found. The good size garden may also provide scope for a potential building plot subject to planning and any other consents that may be required. In addition, we have been advised that there is a lapsed consent for a double garage to be erected in the garden, however any interested party will need to make their own enquiries in this regard.

Moving onto the fish and chip shop, the main customer and service area measures approximately 6.5m x 4.3m, behind a full height glazed frontage. The customer area has ample space in front of the 3-pan range, which we understand has been recently fully refurbished at considerable expense. The shop has tiled walls and flooring, a suspended ceiling with inset lighting, customer service counter and a drinks fridge.

To the rear is the prep room which measures 5.3m x 4.3m, with a wash down floor, work surfaces with cupboards under, sink and peeler, chipper, chest freezer and fridge. There is also a staff w.c and cloakroom with double doors leading to the rear garden.

We understand that the neighbouring let unit is approximately the same size as the main customer and service area (6.5m x 4.3m) of the fish and chip shop.

The upstairs residential apartment is of a good size and provides 3 double bedrooms and shower room. A particular feature is the large kitchen/diner which benefits from a nice outlook, with stylish fitted units and worktops, inset spotlighting and fitted appliances including an American style fridge freezer, 5 ring gas range and built-in dishwasher. The lounge has the added plus of providing access onto the front balcony, offering further outside space. The apartment has double glazed windows throughout and gas fired central heating, served by a new boiler fitted approximately 3 year ago. Access is via the front door, leading out onto a communal staircase (shared with the neighbouring property) or via the rear door from the kitchen, leading down a private external staircase into the garden.

All in all, this is a great opportunity for a new owner to take on the business and put their own mark on it - if this is you, please do call us to arrange a viewing.

Further information

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Opening hours

5:00pm to 8:00pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Saturday & Sunday. Closed Sunday.

There is scope to increase turnover by extending the opening hours and offering a lunchtime service if desired.



Rates payable

We are advised by the vendors that they do not currently pay Business Rates for the fish and chip shop as they enjoy Small Business Rate Relief. They do however pay Council Tax on the residential property as one would expect.

This information has been provided to us by the vendor and any interested party is advised to enquire of the local authority to check the position with regards to business rates that will apply to a new owner.


The EPC shows a rating of ‘D/79’ for the fish and chip shop. Full Energy Performance Certificate is available on request.



For the benefit of the goodwill, fixtures, fittings & equipment. Stock payable in addition on completion at valuation. This is a business for sale as a going concern.


Strictly by appointment only, please call our Norwich Office on to make an appointment.


Finance may be available to suitable purchasers.

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1. Money laundering regulations: Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.

2. General: While we endeavour to make our sales particulars fair, accurate and reliable, they are only a general guide to the property and, accordingly, if there is any point which is of particular importance to you, please contact the office and we will be pleased to check the position for you, especially if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property.

3. Measurements: These approximate room sizes are only intended as general guidance. You must verify the dimensions carefully before ordering carpets or any built-in furniture.

4. Services: Please note we have not tested the services or any of the equipment or appliances in this property, accordingly we strongly advise prospective buyers to commission their own survey or service reports before finalising their offer to purchase.

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