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Derby Arms

635 Knowsley Lane, Knowsley, Prescot, Merseyside, L34 9EA


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Pub overview

The Derby Arms is a recently refurbished pub serving food. In very good condition with a good kitchen and cellar. An internal inspection is highly recommended.

*Substantial discount of £144 per barrel on beer and cider available plus free of tie on machines!*

The pub is in very good condition and has enjoyed excellent trade since refurbishment. Split into lounge and bar area and served by a very large car park - over 100 spaces. The pub also benefits from a well appointed beer garden to the rear that overlooks the surrounding countryside.

The right operator will have a commitment to continue the already good food offering, whilst also looking to improve the specials offered.

The Derby Arms is very large pub, split into many zones for trade. To the left of the main door, the large main bar is complete with leather seating, pool table and darts. The lounge is to the right of the main door. This features two real fireplaces, and is further split into three defined trade areas.

Trade space
Bars 2
Car park spaces 100
Child play areas 1
Dining rooms 4
Food covers 100
Function rooms 1
Gardens 1
Trade kitchens 1
Patio areas 1

Well maintained and clean, the accommodation comprises a separate domestic kitchen, two double bedrooms, lounge and bathroom.

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

Rent information

Annual rent £44,000 per annum
Weekly rent £846.15 per week fixed

£44,000 per annum, £846.15 per week fixed and subject to annual RPI increase, which is capped.  Paid weekly by direct debit. *Machine Income free of tie*

Entry costs approximately £19,800 which includes stock, glassware, crockery, cutlery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, schedule of condition, brokers and stocktaking fees, training fees, working capital and deposit (25% of head rent, minimum £6,000). *Fixtures and fittings to be valued.

Brokers £675 Legal £825
Deposit £6,000 Stocktaking fees £150
Fixtures & fittings £0 Working capital £5,000
Other costs £7,150 Total entry cost £19,800

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
•50/50 profit split of machines income
•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)
2016/17 332 711 5,975
2015/16 389 1,208 6,823
2014/15 409 1,633 6,866
Volume notes


The Derby Arms is a beautiful semi rural pub on the outskirts of Knowsley Village. Situated on the main road between Prescott and Kirby and well served for transport links to Liverpool and West Lancashire being 1 mile from Junction 4 of the M57 and the East Lancashire Road. Knowsley Business Park is less than 1/2 mile away providing the potential to tap into the lunchtime trade for customers who may want to enjoy the views of the beautiful Lancashire countryside from the beer garden.


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

Current premises licence opening hours

Monday to Wednesday 09:00 - 01:00 Thursday - Sunday 09:00 - 02:00

Contact Us

Mark Regan

Business Development Manager

Call us today 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ We are looking for an operator who is experienced in food and can extend and improve the current offer. They must have an interest in sport and the promotion of sport in the pub. The site is large with a big car park and good beer garden. ”