Experienced Operator Required

Derby Arms

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


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Pub overview

The Derby Arms is a recently refurbished pub in very good order, with a good kitchen and cellar. An internal inspection is highly recommended.

***Substantial discount of £144 per barrel on beer and cider available!***

The pub is in very good condition thanks to the recent investment and has enjoyed excellent trade since refurbishment. The Pub is split into lounge and bar area and served by a very large car park, with over one hundred spaces. The pub also benefits from a well-appointed beer garden to the rear that overlooks the surrounding countryside, as you can imagine, this is very popular over the warmer months. There is plenty of passing trade here, so getting the external marketing right will be key to future success. The right operator will have a commitment to continue the already good food offering, whilst also looking to improve the choices on offer, perhaps by improving the specials on offer?

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 covers100
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 Rooms7
Double bedrooms2
Private Kitchen1

Rent information

Annual rent£26,500 per annum
Weekly rent£509.62 per week fixed

£26,500 per annum, £509.62 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 £30,850 which includes stock, glassware, crockery, cutlery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, schedule of condition, brokers and stocktaking fees, training fees, working capital and deposit which is 25% of head rent *Please note an assisted purchase may be available for the right operator and the F&F costs are shown as a 25% deposit and full cost is approx £22,000*

Deposit£6,625Stocktaking fees£150
Fixtures & fittings£5,500Working capital£10,000
Other costs£7,000Total entry cost£30,850

Agreement description

A fixed 5 year term agreement which is contracted out of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
• 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 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 one 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

Andy Wearn

Business Development Manager

Call the Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ I am 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 is key. This is a large site with a big car park and good beer garden. Please contact the recruitment team for more information ”