Dunstable Road, Tilsworth, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 9PU


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Pub overview

A quality and friendly local pub located in a small village in Bedfordsire, Tilsworth. There is a great opportunity for someone with the ability to produce a range of good food whilst retaining the quality local feel.

The Anchor has historically attracted a diverse clientele due to its reputation for good food and friendly atmosphere. There is an opportunity to grow the wet sales in this business.

The Anchor would suit an entrepreneurial individual or couple who really enjoy being in the business You need to be able to grow this business whilst having fun! The pub is a well respected quality local, which benefits from a very large family friendly garden that offers the added potential for family fun days, functions, charity events and weddings etc. The core business is one of traditional quality food, fine ale and good wine.

Internal: The main bar has two areas, complete with a roaring log fire and can cater for informal dining or relaxing. This then leads into a conservatory style dining area with seating for up to 40 people. External: The public house also benefits from an external patio area with newly formed covered area and extremely large family friendly garden with play area, which has the potential to help to your business grow. There is a car park that holds up to 20 cars.

Trade space
Bars 1
Car park spaces 20
Dining rooms 1
Food covers 40
Function rooms 1
Gardens 1
Trade kitchens 1
Patio areas 1

This site includes two double bedrooms, kitchen, lounge, bathroom and also a store/office area.

Private space
Private Rooms 7
Lounge 1
Double bedrooms 2
Private Kitchen 1
Bathrooms 1
Toilets 1
Office 1

Rent information

Annual rent £34,000 per annum
Weekly rent £653.85 per week fixed

£34,000 per annum, £653.85 per week fixed and subject to annual RPI increase, which is capped. Paid weekly by direct debit.

Approx £33,800 which includes fixtures and fittings, stock, glassware, crockery, cutlery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, brokers and stocktaking fees, training fees, working capital and deposit (minimum £6,000, but should build to 25% of head rent).

Brokers £675 Legal £825
Deposit £6,000 Stocktaking fees £150
Fixtures & fittings £20,000 Working capital £3,000
Other costs £3,150 Total entry cost £33,800

Agreement description

Standard Tenancy Agreement
A fixed 5 year term agreement which is contracted out of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
•Rent set at the start of the agreement, subject to the annual Retail Prices Index (RPI) which is capped
•Greene King is responsible for the structure of the building
•Ability to end agreement with 6 months notice at any time with standard notice fee equal to 3 months rent

You will need to estimate the turnover you expect to achieve from the pub, with regard to food and accommodation (if applicable). Barrelage figures are given to assist you with calculations.

Calculators to help you are available on the business planning section of our website.

Trading volumes

Year Beer (Brls) Wine & spirits (Ltrs) Minerals (Ltrs)
2017/18 78 1,603 2,629
2016/17 105 2,005 2,998
2015/16 184 2,019 3,425
Volume notes


Located at the heart of the village of Tilsworth, which is just off the main A5. It is close to Leighton Buzzard and Dunstable and benefits from being close to Tilsworth Golf Club.


Trade bar
Car park
Dining area
Function room
Pub garden
Trade kitchen
Trade patio

Current premises licence opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 07:00 to 00:30 Friday and Saturday: 07:00 to 01:30 Sunday: 10:00 to 00:00

Contact Us

Phil Venables

Business Development Manager

Call the Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ The Anchor would suit an entrepreneurial individual or couple who really enjoy being in the business and with the necessary skills to re-launch this improved offer. You need to be able to grow this business whilst having fun! The Anchor is a well respected quality local and we need someone to carry on the success of this business. ”