WANT TO RUN YOUR OWN PUB?

We currently have these pub tenancies available, see details below.

The Crown Inn, Benson, Oxfordshire

The Crown is situated in the centre of the popular and sought-after village of Benson which is home to RAF Benson and close to the market town of Wallingford.

An historic former coaching Inn the pub occupies a prominent location within the village. The Crown is a new acquisition for Hook Norton Brewery and will benefit from a large capital investment in order to restore the pub back to its former glory! We are looking for an experienced operator who shares our passion and vision to take the Crown and re-establish the business with a strong all-round offer across food, drink and letting rooms.

Location:

The affluent village of Benson is located approximately 13 miles South of the historic City of Oxford and approximately 2 miles North of the market town of Wallingford. Situated just off the main A4074 which links Oxford to Reading, the village is a popular commuter town but is also the location for RAF Benson, which is home to one of the RAF’s helicopter squadrons. The 2011 census confirms that the Parish of Benson had a population of 4,754 which will have increased with the addition of new residential developments.

Trading Areas:

The trading area of the pub consists of rear which leads through into the main Bar Area which has a horseshoe bar servery which has bar stools and can cater for up to 35 persons seated. There are lots of original features including timber flooring, beamed ceilings and open fires. Front Restaurant Area which has a tiled floor and could provide seating for approximately 30 covers.

Letting Bedrooms: Arranged at first floor level there are six En-suite letting bedrooms which have a secondary means of access via a rear door for late/early access and egress. There is one single room and five double/twin rooms. All rooms will benefit from new bathroom facilities which will assist in maximising the occupancy/tariff rates.

Ancillary Areas include: Ladies and Gents W. C’s. Large ground floor beer cellar. Catering Kitchen which is well laid out with a range of stainless-steel worktops and appliances. Boiler Room. At first floor level there is a laundry room.

Externally: The Crown has a small grassed area to the side and a tarmacadam driveway to the side which leads round into rear car park. The planned investment includes a cost to extend the car park to provide up to 25 parking spaces with access to the pub through the archway. There is an enclosed rear beer garden which is flagged and could provide seating for up to 30 persons.

Outbuildings: There is a barn which is directly accessed off the beer garden, which in the past has been used as a tea room, but could be utilised as a meeting/small function room or a games/children’s play area. There is a large second barn which is currently used for storage but could, with planning/listed building consent be converted into additional letting or a larger function facility.

Private Accommodation is arranged at second floor level and comprises of living room, two double bedrooms, lounge and kitchen.

SUMMARY

Agreement: 5 Year Tenancy Agreement

Deposit: £10,000

Rent: £35,000 Year 1 stepping up to £45,000 Year 2.

Tenants Trade Inventory: Estimated at £40,000

Stock: Estimated at £8,000

Discount Band: B

Free of tie on wines, spirits and minerals.

Rateable Value: £31,500

General Information: South Oxfordshire District Council

Licensed for:

Opening/Sale of Alcohol Permitted Hours:

Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 to 23:30

Friday to Saturday: 10:00 to 00:30

Live Music & Dance: Friday to Saturday: 19:00 to 23:30

4 Ale & Gin (formerly the Coach & Horses), Butchers Row, Banbury

4 Ale & Gin is situated in the centre of the popular Oxfordshire market town of Banbury. Originally named the Coach & Horses, the pub was recently re-named to suit the style of offer introduced by the current tenants which is based around a gin and real ale offer in a relaxed setting. Located on the main drinking circuit, this three-storey building offers spacious well-proportioned trading areas which benefit from an enclosed courtyard style beer garden to the rear.

Location

Located in the popular and ever-expanding Oxfordshire market town of Banbury. The town benefits from having circa 47,000 residents and is therefore Oxfordshire’s largest towns. Situated approximately 22 miles north west of the historic city of Oxford and is within close proximity to the M40 which provides easy access to both Birmingham and London. The town has a mainline train station which provides a direct service to London.

 

Trading Areas

The trading area of the pub consists of front entrance lobby which leads through into the Main Bar Area which has a feature zinc topped bar servery with metro tiles, shelving and bottle fridges to rear and serves: Front Lounge which as seating in an array of styles including banquet, timber backed chairs and sofas to timber topped tables providing seating for up to 40 people. Wooden flooring and tiled apron to the bar area.

Separate Restaurant Area situated to the rear and having slate tiled flooring and two sets of double doors providing access out into the rear beer garden. Seating on fixed upholstered seating, sofas and high-backed chairs to timber topped tables providing up to 26 covers.

Ancillary Areas include: Disabled W. C. situated at ground floor level. Ladies and gents W.C.’s arranged at first floor level. Traditional underground beer cellar. Catering Kitchen arranged at first floor level with stainless-steel sink unit, stainless steel worktops, extract canopy and a range of appliances. Dumb waiter to ground floor. Dry store/washroom off. Office. Separate storeroom.

Beer Garden: the pub has an attractive enclosed courtyard beer garden to the rear which is flagged with a stepped/raised decked area. There is a built-in bar/food servery as well as a small covered smoking area.

Private Accommodation: Arranged at second floor and comprising of landing, kitchen, 2 double bedrooms (one with built-in wardrobes), bathroom and living room.

Summary

Agreement: 5 Year Tenancy Agreement

Deposit: £5,000

Rent: £16,000

Tenants Trade Inventory:  Estimated at circa £15,000

Stock: Estimated at circa £5,500

Discount Band: B

Free of tie on wines, spirits and minerals.

 Rateable Value: £25,750

General Information: Cherwell District Council

Licensed for:

Provision of Films

Live, Recorded & Making Music

Performances of Dance & Dancing

Indoor Sporting Events

Late Night Refreshment

Sale by Retail of Alcohol

 

Opening/Sale of Alcohol Permitted Hours:

Sunday: 10:00 to 23:30

Monday to Thursday: 10:00 to 00:00 (midnight)

Friday to Saturday: 10:00 to 01:30

Bell Inn, Great Bourton

Bell Inn, Great Bourton is an attractive community pub situated in the centre of the village opposite the local church with its historic Bell Tower; hence the name of the pub. The Bell benefits from good local drinking trade and a growing reputation for food. There is a good-sized car park, attractive beer garden and well-proportioned trading areas.

Location

Located in the beautiful village of Great Bourton, the Bell is situated 3 miles from the historic Oxfordshire town of Banbury, which has a good range of shops and services. It is also situated approximately 1.5 miles from Cropredy where every year the Cropredy Music Festival is held bringing in people from far and wide. There is also an excellent camping/caravan site within walking distance.

With good links to the motorway network (M40, M6 North and M5 and  M25) to the south; excellent train services to London Paddington and London Marylebone from Banbury  as well as to the North (Birmingham through to Scotland).

Trading Areas

The trading area of the pub is accessed by both from and side doors and consists of a front lounge bar area which seats approx 18 with an attractive bar servery and brick-built fireplace.  Steps off the bar lead to a separate restaurant with a further small bar servery with seating in the restaurant for approx 25 people with French windows out onto a patio area.

 

 

 

Ancillary Areas

Ladies and Gents toilets. Traditional beer cellar with store place off. Catering kitchen with extract canopy, stainless steel sink and worktops plus a range of appliances. Prep/Washroom off with stainless steel sink unit.

 

There is a large single storey brick-built store place located by the entrance to the car park.

External Areas

Driveway to the front of the pub which sweeps round into rear car park which provides parking for up to 13 vehicles. There is a lawned beer garden to the side with steps up to rear beer garden which is lawned but has a patio area. Seating for up to 25 persons. Aunt Sally throw.

Private Accommodation

Attractive accommodation arranged at first floor and comprising of 2 bedrooms, lounge and three-piece bathroom suite with shower.

 

Letting Details

Rent: £18,000

Agreement: 5 Year Tenancy Agreement

Price Band: B

Deposit: £5,000

Inventory: £9,000 (estimate)

Stock: £3,500 (estimate)

Working Capital: £5,000

 

Total: £22,500 in-going

 

Free of Tie on Wines, spirits and minerals

NO RPI rent clause in agreement

 

Council Tax:  Band A

Rateable Value £4900

Utilities: Electric, mains water and drainage, LPG Gas

 

 

General Information

Licensing for:-

Films

Indoor Sporting Events

Live Music

Recorded Music

Performances of Dance

Making Music

Dancing

 

Opening Hours:  08.00 to 00.30 Sunday to Thursday

08.00 to 02.30 Friday to Saturday