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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

The Red Lion, Steeple Aston

The Red Lion is situated on the edge of the historic and sought-after village of Steeple Aston and is the only public house in the village. The current tenants have built a successful business based on village drinking trade and casual dining. The public house itself offers cosy, well proportioned trading areas with an attractive terraced drinking area to front and ample parking. According to Wikipedia, the population of the village is around 1,000 people.

Location

Located on the fringe of the village centre the Red Lion lies less than ½ mile from the busy A4260 and has a Tourist Brown sign. The A4260 links Oxford in the South, to Banbury in the North and also provides easy access to both Bicester and the popular outlet village, and the M40 motorway. Heyford lies approximately 1 mile distant and provides a direct rail service into London.

Trading Areas

The trading area of the pub consists of front entrance lobby. On the right there is a small meeting/function room catering for up to 10 persons at a seated event. Public Bar Area: with timber bar servery, seating on an array of styles to timber topped tables for up to 26 persons. Stone feature fireplace with woodburning stove. Beamed ceilings and part timber panelled walls.

Separate Restaurant to rear in a raised conservatory accessed by steps off the main bar area. Vaulted beamed ceiling. Seating for up to 30 covers.

Ancillary areas include: Ladies and Gents W. C’s. Traditional beer cellar. Catering Kitchen, which is well appointed with a range of appliances and has a separate prep area off. Store-place and boiler-room.

Externally the pub has a small pull in parking area to front for 3 vehicles. Attractive patio drinking area to the front with tables and seating for up to 35 persons. Rear car park providing parking for up to 12 vehicles. Stone built outbuilding providing storage.

 

Private Accommodation

Arranged over first floor the accommodation comprises of a large living room which could be partitioned to provide a third bedroom or kitchen space. 2 bedrooms: one double and one single. The single room has a small room off and could be converted into a double. Office area. Bathroom with bath having shower over, pedestal hand wash basin and low flush toilet.

Summary

Agreement: 5 Year Tenancy Agreement

Deposit: £5,500

Rent: £21,500

Tenants Trade Inventory: Estimated at £14,000

Stock: Estimated at £4,500

Discount Band: B

Free of tie on wines, spirits and minerals.

Rateable Value £10,500

 

General Information: Cherwell District Council

Licensed for:

Sale by Retail of Alcohol

Recorded Music

Late Night Refreshment

 

Opening Hours:

At the discretion of the licensee

 

Sale of Alcohol:

Monday to Friday: 10:00 to 23:00

Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 to 22:30

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