Bunbury Arms

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


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Pub overview

This is a great opportunity at an historic country inn in the affluent and attractive Cheshire village of Stoak.

The Bunbury Arms proximate to the Cheshire Oaks Outlet village, main arterial routes and motorways. With a two room trading space, the pub is well defined to service the needs of both drinkers and diners. 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.

This pub is an ideal opportunity for an experienced caterer looking to develop an 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.

The pub would be considered as an investment opportunity with the right publican prospect.

Small snug accessed from the front entrance with a servery counter and an open fire and circa 12 covers. Main dining area with the main bar server counter accessed from either the front or car park entrance with circa 50 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 50 drinking/dining covers.

Trade space
Bars 2
Car park spaces 35
Dining rooms 3
Food covers 100
Gardens 1
Trade kitchens 1
Patio areas 2

2 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, bathroom and office at first floor level with private access. Would benefit from re-decoration and improvement.

Private space
Private Rooms 6
Lounge 1
Double bedrooms 2
Private Kitchen 1
Bathrooms 1
Office 1

Rent information

Annual rent £36,500 per annum
Weekly rent £701.92 per week fixed

£36,500 per annum, £701.92 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 £29,150 which includes fixtures and fittings (25% deposit for F&F shown), 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). * Please note the F&F total value is estimated at £30,000 requiring a deposit in entry of £7,500 plus VAT to support an assisted purchase agreement.

Brokers £675 Legal £825
Deposit £6,000 Stocktaking fees £150
Fixtures & fittings £7,500 Working capital £6,000
Other costs £8,000 Total entry cost £29,150

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

Year Beer (Brls) Wine & spirits (Ltrs) Minerals (Ltrs)
2017/18 165 3,761
2016/17 203 3 6,158
2015/16 197 2 6,456
Volume notes Please note this site has been free of tie for wines and spirits in the past.


Delightful rural village location easily accessed from Chester and the Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village. Close to major arterial routes and the Motorway network, the pub benefits from both local village and destination custom.


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

Current premises licence opening hours

Contact Us

Barrie Aspinall

Business Development Manager

Call the Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ This historic food led country inn is in need of renewed enthusiasm and modernisation from it's next publican. The rewards for re-establishing this well know hostelry could be significant for the right applicant. The pub requires an experienced high quality catering and front of house team to breath new life into this great looking pub. ”