This substantial property is located in the heart of the bustling populous Derbyshire town of Swadlincote surrounded by local high street shops, supermarkets, town facilities and housing. Swadlincote sits close to the borders of both Leicestershire and Staffordshire only 5 miles from both Burton upon Trent and Ashby de la Zouch and circa only 12 miles from the city of Derby itself. Nearby popular points of interest include the National Trust Grade I listed country house of Calke Abbey, the award-winning family attraction of Conkers (set in the heart of the National Forest) and Swadlincote ski and snowboard Centre. The nearby road and motorway networks are excellent with the A42, M42, M6, M6 Toll, A38, A50 and A5 all within easy reach.
The property sits on a large plot in the heart of Swadlincote town centre and has a Grade II listed frontage. The property is of brick construction and sits under a pitched slate and flat roof. A small quarry tiled entrance porch to the front provides access to all the trading areas. These consist of:
Bar (circa 20+ plus standing) is to the rear of the property and has loose tables, leather tub chairs and stools all sitting on a carpet tiled floor. The room has a darts throw, AWP & SWP, a book club selection and a wall mounted HDTV with Sky Sports on offer. There is also a long return bar server of wood construction with an altro perimeter trim. Leads through to:
Lounge (c60+ plus standing) is a good-sized room positioned to the front of the property and has loose tables, chairs and stools complimented by upholstered perimeter bench seating. To one end of the room is an elevated stage area with a darts throw and lighting rig above. The room also has an area of wood panelled wall with a mounted HDTV and Sky Sports on offer.
Snooker Room also sits to the front of the property and has a carpet tiled floor with 2 full size snooker tables, scoreboards and metered light system. Loose tables and leather tub chairs are positioned around the attractive wood panelled perimeter wall. The room has an eye-catching and attractive open chapel style ceiling with exposed beams, joists and rafters on show and there is also a small wall mounted HDTV.
There is a small kitchen area leading off from the lounge. The kitchen is currently unused.
Ground floor beer cellar with remote, python and pumps etc. leads off from behind the bar.
Ladies/Disabled & Gents WC’s / CCTV.
There is no owner’s accommodation for this property and the current business is a lock up.
To the front of the property is a block paved al fresco patio area (circa 26+) with wooden picnic benches and attractive colourful planters. To the rear of the property is the patron’s car park with space for circa 6 cars.
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:
Mon - Sat 11am to 11pm
Sunday 12noon to 10.30pm
Current opening hours are:
Mon 11am to 4pm
Tuesday 11am to 11pm
Thurs - Sat 11am to 11pm
Sunday 11am to 10.30pm
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 property and business is being offered for sale freehold (although we have not had sight of the title deeds). We are advised that the property benefits from all mains services being connected (no services tested). Business rates payable are advised as currently being £NIL per annum.
This property was originally a private members Conservative club and dates back to at least 1900. In 2003 the property and business changed to become a private members Constitutional club although non-members are permitted to be signed in if accompanied by a current paying member. The business is currently operated by the club steward assisted by 2 part time members of staff and supporting committee members. The business sits at the heart of the local community and is currently supported and owned by a share scheme involving over c140 members. A popular venue with snooker and dominoes teams that also plays host to live entertainment at least once a week and is available for private hire to accommodate private parties, functions and meetings etc which is a popular option with several local companies. We are advised that accounts to 30th September 2018 show a turnover of circa £162,734 (incl. vat) per annum achieved on reduced trading hours and 100% wet sales only. In our opinion the business could be taken to the next level and retained as a licensed property or could be highly suitable for alternative use (AU – STPP).
Accounting information will be made available to interested parties after viewing.
The property was viewed by Richard Fletcher who would be delighted to discuss further details and can be contacted on 07527 718400.
Viewing appointments must be made via Guy Simmonds on 01332 865112.
Details prepared August 2019