Experienced Operator Required

Bunbury Arms

Little Stanney Lane, Stoak, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 4HW


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Pub overview

A great opportunity to further develop a well established historic country Inn, in the affluent and attractive Cheshire village of Stoak

The Bunbury Arms is an ideal opportunity for an experienced caterer looking to develop a high quality drinking and dining experience capable of driving destination as well as local custom. With energy and enthusiasm the right Publican could build substantially on the good existing business base.

With a two room trading space, the pub is well defined to service the needs of both drinkers and diners. This site is very traditional in style with the added attraction of open fires for colder days and nights. The pub has a spacious catering kitchen, good car parking and outside garden space.

The Bunbury Arms would be considered for further investment with the right publican prospect and a good business case proposal.

Small snug accessed from the front entrance with a servery counter, open fire and circa twelve covers. The main dining area with the main bar servery counter is accessed from the front of the building or car park entrance with circa fifty dining covers and second log fire. The décor and furniture is in keeping with the traditional country inn positioning of the pub supplemented with an eclectic mix of pictures, bric-a-brac and hand-written blackboards available to promote events, offers and food specials. Lawned areas to the front and side of the pub along with two terraced areas provide the opportunity for an additional fifty drinking/dining covers during warmer months. There is clearly a seasonality to the shape of this business in favour of the Summer months.

Trade space
Bars 2
Car park spaces 35
Dining rooms 1
Food covers100
Gardens 1
Trade kitchens 1
Patio areas 2

Two bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, bathroom and office at first floor level with private access. The accommodation is presented to a better than average standard.

Private space
Private Rooms6
Double bedrooms2
Private Kitchen1

Rent information

Annual rent£21,500 per annum
Weekly rent£413.46 per week fixed

£21,500 per annum, £413.46 per week fixed and subject to annual RPI increase, which is capped. Paid weekly by direct debit.
Machine income free of tie.

Entry cost is approximately £22,975.00 which includes Fixtures & Fittings at 25% of estimated valuation, stock, glassware, cutlery, crockery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, brokers and stocktaking fees, training fees, schedule of condition, working capital and deposit. Please note Fixtures and Fittings are estimated at approximately £25,000 which will be confirmed on change day. Assisted purchase of Fixtures & Fittings is available with a minimum 25% deposit and weekly payments made.

Deposit£6,000Stocktaking fees£150
Fixtures & fittings£6,250Working capital£6,000
Other costs£3,000Total entry cost£22,975

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 notesPlease note this site has been free of tie for wines and spirits in the past.


Stoak is a delightful rural village location easily accessed from Chester and the Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village, it also benefits from being close to major arterial routes and the Motorway network. Whilst there is some local custom the success of this business opportunity will rely largely on an ability to build on the existing trade and really deliver on destination custom.



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

Current premises licence opening hours

Sun-Thu: 10:00-00:00 Fri-Sat: 10:00- 01:00

Contact Us

Barrie Aspinall

Business Development Manager

Call the Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ The Bunbury Arms has been much improved in the recent past and the rewards for further developing this well known hostelry could be significant for the right applicant. We are looking for an experienced high quality catering and front of house team to breathe new life into this great opportunity. If you feel you can revitalise this lovely traditional Pub, please contact the recruitment team for more information ”