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TRADITIONAL AND QUIRKY CASK ALE AWARD-WINNING FREEHOLD INN LOCATED IN THE FAST-EVOLVING SUBURB OF WHITTINGTON MOOR NEAR THE DERBYSHIRE MARKET TOWN OF CHESTERFIELD

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  • Positioned between Sheffield and Derby only a stone's throw from The Technique Stadium (home of Chesterfield Football Club) on the Northern outskirts of the large bustling ‘Spire’ market town of Chesterfield.
  • Lounge (circa 50+ plus standing) with an exposed brick built open coal fire, etched glass windows, brewery memorabilia display and a wood panelled bar servery having 10 cask ale hand pulls to offer.
  • Back Room (circa 14+) with wooden panelled ceiling and an ornate open coal fireplace.
  • Snug (circa 10+) a popular little locals’ room.
  • Lit and partially covered self-contained decked smoking solution.
  • Former commercial catering kitchen – Used for storage purposes (no equipment) could be re-instated.
  • Spacious 4-bed owner’s accommodation with private roof terrace.
  • Advised weekly turnover pre pandemic and post since re-opening is in the region of £2,500 (incl.VAT).
  • 100% Wet sales.
A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE THIS FABULOUS AWARD-WINNING INN OFFERING MANY UNTAPPED OPPORTUNITIES


ASKING PRICE £195,000 FREEHOLD (PLUS VAT IF APPLICABLE) TO INCLUDE FIXTURES & FITTINGS, GOODWILL, EXCLUDING S.A.V.

Location

This property is located on the Northern outskirts of the Chesterfield suburb of Whittington Moor on the main evolving shopping and leisure street. Surrounded by residential housing, shops and food outlets the business sits only a stone’s throw from the Technique stadium (home of Chesterfield Football club) and takes advantage of both home and away supporters throughout the season. Chesterfield itself famous for its crooked spire is only 2.5 miles away and there is easy access via the A61 to both Sheffield and Derby. Nearby points of interest include the fabulous tourist magnet of the Peak District National Park and Chatsworth House stately home. There are also several popular golf courses in the surrounding area and it is also popular for walkers with plenty of dogs and muddy boots passing by. The local motorway and road networks are very good with the M1 supported by several ‘A’ roads providing access around this desirable county.

THE PROPERTY

This traditional local corner positioned property is of painted brick construction sitting beneath a pitched, slate apex roof. An entrance hall to the front provides access to all the trading areas. These consist of:

Lounge (circa 50+ plus standing) is a spacious and attractive room with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Loose tables, chairs, stools and cushion scattered perimeter bench seating are complimented by several wooden bench pews set on a painted concrete floor. Etched glass windows, an exposed brick built open coal fire and an eye-catching display of brewery pump clips to the walls add to the character of the room. There is a long wood panelled bar server with 10 cask ale hand pulls and a large wall mounted HDTV.

Back Room (circa 14+) is a quirky little room tucked away just off from the lounge, is fully carpeted and has a large wooden table and wooden perimeter bench seating. There is also a painted wood panelled ceiling and an attractive ornate open coal fireplace.

Snug (circa 10+) is a highly popular cosy little room situated to the front of the property. A large loose table, several low stools and upholstered perimeter bench seating compliment a fully carpeted floor and an old L-shaped wooden bar server in the corner. The room also has an electric fire to the side and a well-stocked bookcase.

There is a large split room to the rear of the property that was formerly a commercial Catering Kitchen and prep area however this is now used only for storage purposes and has no kitchen equipment. In our opinion this could be re-instated in order to provide a food offer. Below Ground floor Beer Cellar with python system, remote and storage areas.

Ladies and Gents WC’s.

OWNERS ACCOMMODATION

The spacious owner’s accommodation is situated on the 1st floor that briefly comprises of: 4 bedrooms (2 double / 1 single-office / Roof space but needs minor refurbishment), Lounge, kitchen, bathroom/WC and a private roof terrace.

EXTERNAL

To the rear of the property is a small lit and partially covered decked smoking solution. This self-contained area has wooden garden chairs and a 2p game attached to the wall for amusement. To the front of the property are 2 wooden benches either side the main entrance.

TRADING HOURS

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 - Sunday 8am to 2am

Current opening hours are

Mon/Tues closed

Weds/Thurs 4pm to 11pm

Fri/Sat 4pm to close (Match days12noon to close)

Sunday 4pm to 11pm

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.

GENERAL REMARKS

The property and business are being offered for sale freehold (although we have not had sight of the title deeds). We are advised that all available mains services are connected (no services tested). Business rates payable are advised as currently being nil.

THE BUSINESS

The current owners purchased the freehold property in June 2019 and continued to operate the business and maintain its reputation for offering a vast selection of award-winning cask ales. The business is currently operated by the owners assisted by 1 full time and 1 part time/casual members of staff. Due to other business commitments our vendor clients are now reluctantly looking to sell the freehold on in order to be able to fully concentrate on them. This Chesterfield and District CAMRA award winning business has featured in the Good Pub Guide for over the past 30+ years. The business is not only popular with locals but also with real ale enthusiasts many of them en route to football matches in the region. Playing host to a weekly quiz, regular live entertainment, an open mic jam session and welcoming local singers make this an established base that provides further untapped opportunities for new owners. We are advised that turnover both pre and post pandemic is in the region of circa £2,500 (inc VAT) per week trading on 100% wet sales. New owners could continue to operate the business using the same current formula or may wish to take the business to the next level. In our opinion this could be achieved by taking advantage to extend the currently reduced opening hours, the introduction of a basic food offer/re-instate the commercial kitchen, increasing the regularity of the highly popular quiz and running themed events.

Very limited accounting information will be made available to interested parties after viewing.

This business was viewed by Richard Fletcher who would be delighted to discuss further details and can be contacted on 07865 348375.

Viewing appointments can be made by emailing Guy Simmonds at sales@guysimmonds.co.uk or by contacting Richard Fletcher on 07865 348375.

All personal viewings undertaken must adhere to the evolving Covid-19 Government guidelines.

Details prepared November 2021

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