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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 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. 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.

We are investing in the pub and having a full internal redecoration of trade areas in the site, improvements to bar server back fitting, polishing the bar top and also refurbishing the toilets including full replacement of the wall tiling.

We are looking for an experienced operator with knowledge of the ale market who can also introduce a food offering to this pub.

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 site has around 20 food covers but with room to expand with the use of the small patio outside the front of the building.

Trade space
Bars 1
Dining rooms 1
Food covers20
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 Rooms8
Single Bedrooms2
Double bedrooms1
Private Kitchen1

Rent information

Annual rent£30,250 per annum
Weekly rent£581.73 per week fixed

£30,250 per annum, £581.73 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 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*

Deposit£6,000Stocktaking fees£150
Fixtures & fittings£2,500Working capital£8,000
Other costs£6,000Total 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

YearBeer (Brls)Wine & spirits (Ltrs)Minerals (Ltrs)
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 the pub was closed and is a popular pub with the locals. You can bring it back to life to take its rightful position as part of Chester’s historical tapestry. I am looking for an experienced person who understands the ale market and that can develop the food offering here. ”