This superb business is located in the seaside resort town of Littlehampton. Located within the M23/A23 corridor having excellent road communications providing easy access to the M23, M25, M27 and M3 motorways making this superb location an extremely popular commuter area for the major motorways and the major international airports of Gatwick and Heathrow. The seaside town of Littlehampton is also within the catchment area of many similar affluent villages and towns in addition to being situated close to Chichester, Arundel and the coastal resorts of Worthing, Brighton, Hove and Bognor Regis and is also approximately only 20 minutes from the Goodwood Racecourse making this superb inn ideally situated to attract trade from these nearby surrounding towns and villages.
An enviable place to reside and compelling business opportunity.
Main entrance at the front leading into the lobby with access into the Public Bar and Lounge Bar.
Public Bar (circa 30) is a traditional room having a feature return bar servery with a solid polished counter, glass gantry above and a matching back fitting with trade optics and refrigerated bottle coolers (not tested) which is complemented by solid polished tables, upholstered chairs, fixed perimeter seating and bar chairs. There is also a billiards table with lighting over, a darts throw and a digital games machine.
Lounge Bar (circa 20+) ) is a versatile and inviting room exuding a relaxing ambience, having a return bar servery with a mirrored back fitting with trade optics and refrigerated bottle coolers (not tested) which is complemented by a range of loose polished tables, upholstered chairs and upholstered mini stools.
Adding to the charm and character of the room is the feature open fireplace (currently unused) and the lovely part panelled walls.
Catering facilities include an equipped Kitchen which requires refitting with stainless steel commercial appliances and preparation surfaces (appliances not tested).
Ground Floor Cellar with delivery access, pumps and cooler.
Ladies and Gents W.C’s.
Situated on the 1st floor, being of a good size briefly comprises: 3/4 bedrooms, lounge and bathroom.
There is a lawned Beer Garden at the rear which is currently used for personal usage by our clients. Private parking facilities for circa 2 cars.
Small seating area at the front with tables and chairs.
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:
Monday – Saturday – 10.00am – 11.00pm
Sunday – Midday – 10.30pm
The current opening hours are as follows:
Monday – Saturday – 10.00am – 3.00pm & 5.30pm – 11.00pm
Sunday – Midday – 3.00pm & 5.30pm – 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 inn benefits from all mains services (services not tested). Business rates payable are advised as being £0 per annum.
Our vendor client operates this well-established business as a ‘husband and wife’ team on a full time basis with the assistance of a handful of part time/casual members of staff.
Trade is currently derived from 100% wet sales thereby providing immense scope for a new hands-on operator partnership with previous experience of running a catering orientated operation to take this business to even greater heights by focussing on a strategic and extensive marketing campaign to further promote the premises.
Advised current turnover circa £100,000 (incl. VAT).
This is a well-established business and in our opinion with the above areas of potential we would quite easily expect a fully focussed and fully committed operator to achieve a turnover well in excess of £200,000 (incl. VAT) per annum.
This is truly an incredible opportunity for either an owner operator to continue to build the business or for a commercial investor to enhance their existing portfolio.
The asking price reflects the current trading foundation, the location and quality of fixtures and fitting, and of course not forgetting that this is an extremely substantial freehold property.
Accounting information will be made available to interested parties after viewing.
The property was viewed by Martin McConnell who would be delighted to discuss further details and can be contacted on 07970 213549
Viewing appointments must be made via Guy Simmonds on 01332 865112.
Details Prepared: March 2020