Dublin Packet

27 Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HA


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Pub overview

The Dublin Packet has been the mainstay of city centre life for years. Bill ‘Dixie’ Dean, the Everton legend, was manager of this pub for years and it still has a great reputation for showing sport.

The pub closed for a short time and has re-opened ready for you to move in and stamp your own style on this famous business. The pub is in an ideal location and perfect for passing tourists and shoppers, so you could make more of the daytime trade as well as covering sporting events in the evening.

The traditional pub is in keeping with Chester’s iconic timber framed buildings and quirky style. There’s a long, narrow bar area that immediately feels welcoming, together with a trade kitchen to support a modest food offer. The food side of the business could be developed – especially if you take advantage of Greene King’s Food & Supplies Service that provides ready-made menus, ingredients, point of sale, crockery, training and everything you need to serve food. The small space to the front of the building can be used to expand the dining space in the summer and advertise to customers that you are open for business. When the pub closed briefly, this year, it was sadly missed so anything you do will attract attention and declare that this famous inn is back on the map!

Trade space
Bars 1
Dining rooms 1
Food covers 20
Trade kitchens 1
Patio areas 1

The private accommodation is a good size and directly above the pub, spread over 2 floors.

Private space
Private Rooms 8
Lounge 1
Single Bedrooms 2
Double bedrooms 1
Private Kitchen 1
Bathrooms 1
Toilets 1
Office 1

Rent information

Annual rent £55,000 per annum
Weekly rent £1,057.69 per week fixed

£55,000 per annum, £1,057.70 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 £24,150.00 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). *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 £10,000*

Brokers £675 Legal £825
Deposit £6,000 Stocktaking fees £150
Fixtures & fittings £2,500 Working capital £8,000
Other costs £6,000 Total entry cost £24,150

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)
2017/18 199 783 3,884
2016/17 326 376 5,608
2015/16 332 48 5,086
Volume notes


Occupying a corner location and set right between the shopping centre and old quarter of Chester, this pub is in a perfect place to attract passing customers and tourists visiting the ancient city. This is one of the oldest cities in Britain and voted by USA today as one of the top 10 prettiest European cities (no other British city even made the list!) In addition to being a famous destination for visitors, the local population has higher than average home ownership and slightly older bias. So you have affluent customers right on your doorstep and an influx of visitors every summer – the perfect location.


Trade bar
Dining area
Trade kitchen
Trade patio

Current premises licence opening hours

Monday to Thursday- 09.00-02.00 Friday and Saturday- 09.00- 03.00 Sunday- 09.00-01.00

Contact Us

Barrie Aspinall

Business Development Manager

Call the Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ This famous pub was sadly missed when it closed earlier in the year. You can bring it back to life to take its rightful position as part of Chester’s historical tapestry. ”