This substantial freehold freehouse is situated in the bustling town of Aldershot (twixt Farnborough and Farnham) and can be easily reached from junction 5 of the M3 motorway near Basingstoke. Situated close to the old English market town of Farnham with easy access to the M3, A3, M25, M23, M40 and M1, makes this highly desirable location an extremely popular commuter area for the major motorways and the major international airports of Heathrow and Gatwick.
This business is ideally situated to draw trade from Farnham, Fleet, Farnborough and Aldershot itself and also from the nearby surrounding towns and villages. A compelling trade opportunity.
Main entrance at the front leading into the lobby with access into the Public Bar.
Public Bar (circa 20+) is a welcoming and traditional room having a feature return bar servery with a solid polished counter and a matching mirrored back fitting with trade optics, shelving and refrigerated bottle coolers (not tested) which is complemented by loose polished tables, fixed upholstered perimeter seating, upholstered mini stools and upholstered bar stools.
Access to the Restaurant/Function Room.
Restaurant/Function Room (circa 60 covers) is a good sized versatile and multi-functional room ideal for smaller weddings, private functions and parties etc. Furnished with a range of loose polished tables, upholstered perimeter seating and upholstered chairs. There is also a feature brick built open fireplace (currently unused).
Access to the Beer Garden.
Catering facilities include a Kitchen currently fitted with domestic appliances and will require re-fitting with commercial appliances and preparation surfaces.
Ground Floor Cellar with delivery access, pumps and python. There is also an additional room that is used for storage.
Ladies and Gents W.C’s
Situated on the 1st floor and briefly comprises: 5 bedrooms and a bathroom. There is a domestic kitchen situated on the ground floor.
There is an enclosed lawned Beer Garden (circa 50+) at the rear and is furnished with timber picnic benches. There is also a paved patio area and covered designated smoking area.
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 – 11.00am – 11.00pm
Sunday – 11.00am – 10.00pm
The business is currently ONLY open for pre-booked and pre-arranged functions.
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) or as a new highly favourable 10 year Private FRI Lease Agreement as follows:
The asking premium will be £15,000.
The initial annual rent will be £20,000
The annual rental is simply RPI linked to inflation every 3 years, hence no rent reviews.
Rent payable monthly in advance.
Deposit equivalent to 3 months’ rent.
Lease re-assignable after initial 2 year period.
Free of all brewery and supply ties.
Each party responsible for own legal costs relating to the transaction.
Satisfactory references will be required on behalf of our vendor client.
We are advised that our vendor client may be agreeable to insert an ‘Option to Purchase’ clause within the lease agreement, to enable the lessee to subsequently purchase the freehold element at a price to be mutually agreed.
We are advised that at the end of the term, the Lease (not seen by Guy Simmonds) should be renewable with no further premium – subject to the provision of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954.
We are advised that the inn benefits from all mains services and uses gas fired central heating (services not tested). Business rates payable are advised as currently being £0 per annum.
Our vendor client operates this business for pre-booked and pre-arranged functions only thereby providing immense scope for a new hands-on operator partnership with previous experience of running a licensed premises/catering orientated operation to take this business further by focussing on a strategic and extensive marketing campaign to promote the premises and by simply opening the premises with standard trading hours which would see the turnover increase exponentially given the current limited business model. The current business model is for pre-arranged functions only due to our clients other non-related business commitments.
This is an excellent opportunity for either an owner operator to re-build the business or for a commercial investor to enhance their existing portfolio.
No accounting information available.
Helen Russell is dealing with this sale and would be delighted to discuss further details and can be contacted on 07968 376590.
Viewing appointments must be made by emailing Guy Simmonds at firstname.lastname@example.org
All personal viewings undertaken must adhere to the evolving Covid-19 Government Guidelines.
Details prepared: February 2022