This substantial property sits on a large plot surrounded by densely populated housing in the heart of the Derbyshire town of Shirebrook, close to the North Notts border in the district of Bolsover. Positioned between Mansfield and Chesterfield, Shirebrook itself is an ever-growing town with expanding housing developments ongoing. Local shops, schools, and a leisure centre are useful and popular attractions in the town and there is also a business park where a major sportswear warehouse has its head offices and distribution centre. Nearby points of interest include Bolsover Castle, Sherwood Forest visitor centre, Newstead Abbey (the ancestral home of Lord Byron) and the National Trusts Hardwick Hall. The nearby road networks are excellent and the M1, A60, A614 and a series of other ‘A’ roads all close by.
This traditional prominent inn and business centre is of brick construction and sits under a pitched tiled roof. An entrance porch to the front of the property provides access to the trading areas. These consist of:
Bar area (circa 40+ plus standing) is a spacious room with a high ceiling and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The room is fully carpeted with loose tables, chairs and stools complimenting a darts throw, pool table, juke box, SWP/AWP, wall mounted HDTV, big screen and projector. There is also a central bar server of wood construction with a Karndean trim.
Lounge area (circa 40+ plus standing) has loose tables and chairs all sitting on a fully carpeted floor beneath central hanging chandeliers. There is a further bar server of wood construction, wall mounted HDTV and an exposed brick-built fireplace with electric fire.
Below ground floor temperature-controlled Beer Cellar with python system, pumps and remote etc plus several further storage areas.
There is a good-sized commercial catering Kitchen area with stainless steel appliances and surfaces (appliances not tested) however this has not been used since around 2018.
Ladies, Gents and disabled WC’s
The owner’s accommodation is located on the 1st floor and briefly consists of: 2 bedrooms (1 double/1 single), Lounge, Kitchen, bathroom and WC.
BUSINESS CENTRE / OFFICE BLOCK
The adjoining self-contained Business Centre/Office Block has a separate ground floor entrance (with disabled ramp) to the side of the property with an entrance hall and disabled WC. On this floor is a large office/kitchenette area with attractive bay windows. The carpeted staircase leads up to a Large Mezzanine room measuring approx. 15M by 8M with exposed wooden rafters to the ceiling. Stairs from the landing lead to the first floor, housing four substantial offices (all approx. 5m by 5m) and a ladies and gents WC’s. Further steps lead up from the landing to the second floor, with four more large fully carpeted offices, two large walk in storage cupboards and a kitchen. (Attached photos show floor layouts on all 3 levels and a snapshot of a few of the offices).
To the front, side and rear of the property is the patron’s large car park providing space for circa 26 cars. To the rear of the property is a single garage and several derelict outbuildings also prime for conversion.
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:
Sun - Thurs 10am to midnight
Fri/Sat 10am to 1am
Current opening hours are:
Tues – Thurs 6pm to 8pm
Fri/Sat 6pm to 11pm
Sun 11am 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.
The property and business is being offered for sale freehold (although we have not had sight of the title deeds). We are advised that all mains services are connected (no services tested). Business rates payable are advised as being circa £1,700 per annum.
The current owners purchased the freehold property in 2007 and ran the business providing both wet and food sales (until 2018) serving to a loyal, repeat and desirable clientele. Now, after many successful years in the licensed trade and due to ill health our vendor clients are looking to sell the freehold on in order to be able to take life at a more leisurely pace. The business comes with vacant possession and there are no members of staff. Now run purely as a lifestyle choice the business offers only 100% Wet sales and plays host to 2 pool teams. In previous years the business has provided locally sourced, home cooked food, live entertainment and even hosted private parties. We are advised that current turnover is minimal due to trading on reduced hours. New owners could take advantage of this by increasing the opening hours whilst looking at adding entertainment, a new food offer and adding ideas from their business plan. With regard to the Business Centre/Office block this provides multiple opportunities for commercial or residential use (STPP). In our opinion the whole property provides opportunity for AU (Alternative Use) STPP.
There is NO accounting information for this business.
This business was viewed by Richard Fletcher who would be delighted to discuss further details and can be contacted on 07865 348375.
Viewing appointments must be made by contacting Guy Simmonds on 01332-865112 or email@example.com
Details prepared July 2023