Close to Railway Station


3 Station Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG7 5BS


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Pub overview

Live music and sport venue looking for an energetic operator

The Engine has been famous for live sport and music for many years, there is an opportunity to once again make this the best sport and music venue in the area and add to the recently introduced food offer. This pub is about quality craft beers, cask ales, live sport and music within a comfortable environment. Multiple TV’s, dedicated sports area, revived garden and new drinks range are just part of the opportunity.

The pub consists of three main areas, an area for casual drinking, dining and also the sports area. The sports area has room for live entertainment so it can be used for televising sport, playing pool, darts competitions or live bands. Externally there is a patio which leads to a large beer garden where there are a lot of benches, this would provide further food covers during the warmer seasons. The pub had an investment a year ago so is all ready for a new operator to start.

We are looking for an someone who can develop the food offer within this pub, has knowledge of sports, music and events and are capable of controlling a younger more lively clientele.

The Engines trading areas consist of one main bar, segmented to allow for casual drinking, dining and drinking and a main sports area. The sports area will become multi-purpose allowing for live sport viewing daily, bands etc at weekends and pool and darts throughout the week. Externally we have a patio area, smoking solution and large traditional beer garden.

Trade space
Bars 2
Car park spaces 10
Dining rooms 1
Food covers20
Gardens 1
Trade kitchens 1
Patio areas 1

The accommodation consists of three bedrooms, a bathroom and a living room however no kitchen.

Private space
Private Rooms6
Single Bedrooms1
Double bedrooms2

Rent information

Annual rent£34,500 per annum
Weekly rent£663.46 per week fixed

£34,500 per annum, £663.46 per week paid weekly by direct debit. All terms negotiated on agreement.

Approx £24,175.00 which includes fixtures and fittings, stock, glassware, crockery, cutlery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, brokers and stocktaking fees, rent in advance, working capital and deposit (minimum £6,000, but should build to 25% of head rent). Please note that the F&F is currently show as a 25% deposit of the full cost, the full cost is estimated at £40,000. We will accept a minimum of £30,000 capital available to invest.

Deposit£4,000Stocktaking fees£150
Fixtures & fittings£10,000Working capital£3,000
Other costs£6,000Total entry cost£24,175

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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Baldock is a historic market town in the local government district of North Hertfordshire. The town was founded by the Knights Templar in the 1140s where the River Ivel rises. It lies 33 miles north of London, 15 miles southeast of Bedford and 14 miles northwest of the county town of Hertford. Nearby towns include Letchworth and Hitchin to the southwest and Stevenage to the south. The Engine sits in a prominent location opposite the town's railway station, which provides a fantastic commuter service to London.



Trade bar
Car park
Dining area
Pub garden
Trade kitchen
Trade patio

Current premises licence opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 11:00 - 00:30 Friday & Saturday: 11:00 - 01:30 Sunday: 12:00 - 00:30

Contact Us

Sarah Barron

Business Development Manager

Call the Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ The Engine has historically been the venue of choice for all sports lovers and live music enthusiasts. A recent investment 12 months ago has seen this pub back to its best. The food offer presents an opportunity for growth. An ideal candidate would be a wet led operator, capable of controlling a younger more lively clientele. Knowledge of sports and music would be an advantage. ”