Town Centre

Cat & Fiddle

20 Cheapside, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1TQ


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Pub overview

The Cat & Fiddle offers a great opportunity for someone looking to operate a town centre business on a busy pub circuit. There is also an opportunity to introduce a good food offer to capture lunctime and early evening trade.

The pub is a large one bar operation on split levels with two bar servery areas. There is a secluded patio area to the rear of the pub that is well utilised during the summer months. There are a number of TV's and big screens located around the pub that show all sporting events throughout the year. Entertainment is also a key driver, especially at weekends with DJ's and karoake helping to attract customers. The kitchen located to the back of the bar is capable of delivering a good food offer for lunchtime and evening trade. There is also an investment opportunity for the right operator to help take this business forward.

The bar area is spilt over two levels with two bar servery areas. The rear of the pub has a glass ceiling that leads onto a paved patio area. There is a pool table located in the lower trading area. There are gents and ladies toliets located to the front of the pub and a trade kitchen to the rear of the bar area.

Trade space
Bars 1
Food covers20
Trade kitchens 1
Patio areas 1

The private accommodation is split over two floors with the bedrooms being located on the top floor.

Private space
Private Rooms10
Single Bedrooms2
Double bedrooms2
Private Kitchen1

Rent information

Annual rent£16,500 per annum
Weekly rent£317.31 per week fixed

£16,500.00 per annum, £317.30 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 £18,725 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£2,000Stocktaking fees£150
Fixtures & fittings£8,000Working capital£4,000
Other costs£3,000Total entry cost£18,725

Agreement description

Flexible 1 Year Foundation Agreement - giving you the ability to build trade and have lower ingoing costs. Flexible terms available by negotiation.

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

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Halifax is located in the south-eastern corner of the South Pennines. It is situated about 4 miles from the M62 motorway, close to Bradford and Huddersfield. It has a population of 82,500. The pub is located in the heart of the town centre amongst a bustling circuit or pubs, bars and restuarants. The town is best known for its link to the Halifax building society which is now part of the Lloyds Banking Group.



Trade bar
Trade kitchen
Trade patio

Current premises licence opening hours

Mon-Thurs: 09:00am-02:00am Fri-Sat: 09:00am-03:00am Sun: 09:00am-01:00am

Contact Us

Wendy Lambert

Business Development Manager

Call the Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ Located in the centre of Halifax town centre the Cat & Fiddle offers a great opportunity for someone to build this business utilising entertainment and sporting occasions as the core drivers of the business. There is also an opportunity to develop and grow a basic food offer. ”