Black Swan

17 Bath Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3QH


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Pub overview

An established wet led, town centre Pub, with a planned investment

The Black Swan in Abingdon is a strong wet led Town centre Pub with real potential to improve upon the current ‘Pub Grub’ food offering. Abingdon is a growing market town, and the Pub benefits from excellent foot fall throughout the day.
The site attracts a real mix of customers, ranging from young to old, showing a mix of live sport on TV and has traditional pub games, which individuals or teams can enjoy.
Greene King have an approved £33,000 investment planned, to refurbish the internal trading space, which you could be part of. We are on the hunt for an excellent operator who can take this excellent local Pub, improve upon the food offering and continue to improve the business.

From walking into the pub the bar is dead ahead, forming the centre point. There is a pool table off to the left with darts, and a casual seating / dining area off to the right.

Trade space
Bars 1
Dining rooms 1
Food covers30
Trade kitchens 1

The private accommodation is in good condition and comprises three bedrooms, a private kitchen, lounge, bathroom, and separate office.

Private space
Private Rooms8
Single Bedrooms1
Double bedrooms2
Private Kitchen1

Rent information

Annual rent£28,000 per annum
Weekly rent£538.46 per week fixed

£28,000 per annum, £538.46 per week fixed and subject to annual RPI increase, which is capped. Paid weekly by direct debit.
Machine income free of tie.

Entry costs approx £34,050 which includes fixtures and fittings, stock, glassware, crockery, cutlery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, brokers and stocktaking fees, training fees, schedule of condition, working capital and deposit (25% of head rent, minimum £6,000).

Deposit£6,000Stocktaking fees£150
Fixtures & fittings£15,000Working capital£5,000
Other costs£6,400Total entry cost£34,050

Agreement description

Standard Tenancy Agreement
A fixed 5 year term agreement which is contracted out of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
• Tie variations available
• Rent set at the start of the agreement, subject to the annual Retail Prices Index (RPI) which is capped
• Flexible pricing options available
• 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

YearBeer (Brls)Wine & spirits (Ltrs)Minerals (Ltrs)
Volume notesSite is currently free of tie for wines, spirits and minerals


Abingdon is a bustling market town on the outskirts of Oxford with a growing population of around 33,000. With a strong cultural history, and being just 5 miles south of Oxford, the town has undergone much recent development and continues to flourish as a popular place to live with a great selection of local schools and historic attractions.


Trade bar
Dining area
Trade kitchen

Current premises licence opening hours

Monday - Wednesday 09:00 - 00:30 Thursday - Saturday 09:00 - 03:00 Sunday 11:00 - 00:30

Contact Us

Wayne Farrell

Business Development Manager

Call the Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ I am looking for the right operator, to take the Black Swan and really drive the business forward. We are investing in the Pub, so you can take this established wet led business, improve the food offering and with my support, take this Pub to new heights. If you think you have what it takes, give us a call! ”