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French Horn

Market Place, Nottingham Road, Codnor, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 9SY


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Pub overview

The French Horn is a modern day community pub with bags full of opportunities. The pub is immaculate both internally and externally and having been refurbished to a high standard recently this pub has the potential to be the best sports, teams and entertainment pub in the area.

The French Horn has been completely redecorated both internally and externally in 2016 and presents a great opportunity for a local couple to further build on the food and drink trade generated through sports, teams and entertainment. The pub has had a good reputation locally for a carvery offer and this is currently being offered on a Sunday but has the opportunity to expand throughout the week. It is popular with local families that are attracted to the pub by the food offer but also there is the opportunity to take advantage of the large amount of passing trade made available as the French Horn is ideally located to benefit from this.

The site has two main areas to suit both diners and drinkers. The pub benefits from having a large garden to the rear which looks out onto the fields behind the pub. There are several benches outside which could be another 25 food covers during the summer months. The pub also has a sheltered patio area to the front of the building where the locals can enjoy the sunshine on the cooler days. To the rear of the property there are 5 hard standing caravan pitches with an external toilet area, water, electric hook up and chemical disposal point which has regular trade for the pub.This would be a great opportunity for a someone local with close links to the community to further build on the success of this great community pub.

Rent steps -
Months 1-3 - £10,400
Months 4-6 - £15,600
Months 7-12 -£22,500

Recently refurbished to a modern and high standard the French Horn has two main trading areas. Half of the main trading area is dedicated to dining and the other half is dedicated to drinking, pool, sky sports and entertainment. Both areas are serviced by one centrally located bar. To the rear of the property there are 5 hard standing caravan pitches with an external toilet area, water, electric hook up and chemical disposal point which has regular trade for the pub.

Trade space
Bars 1
Car park spaces 30
Dining rooms 1
Food covers30
Gardens 1
Trade kitchens 1
Patio areas 1

The private accommodation is above standard and in a really good condition overall benefitting from eight private rooms including two double bedrooms, a lounge and a kitchen.

Private space
Private Rooms8
Double bedrooms3
Private Kitchen1

Rent information

Annual rent£22,500 per annum
Weekly rent£432.69 per week fixed

£22,500 per annum, £432.69 per week fixed and subject to annual RPI increase (tracker capped at a maximum of 4.75%) on anniversary of agreement. Paid weekly by direct debit.

Rent steps -
Months 1-3 - £10,400
Months 4-6 - £15,600
Months 7-12 -£22,500

Approx £13,650 which includes stock, glassware, crockery, cutlery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, brokers and stocktaking fees, rent in advance, training fees, working capital and deposit (minimum £6,000, but should build to 25% of head rent). Please note the fixtures and fittings are still to be valued.

Deposit£6,000Stocktaking fees£150
Fixtures & fittings£0Working capital£3,000
Other costs£3,000Total entry cost£13,650

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

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Volume notes


Situated on the popular area of Market Place in Codnor. The French Horn is located on the Nottingham Road between Derby and Nottingham. Locally there are the small towns of Eastwood, Heanor and Ripley and a large amount of local trade comes from these areas.


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

Current premises licence opening hours

Sunday to Thursday 05:00 - 00:30 Friday to Saturday 05:00 - 01:30

Contact Us

Andy Wearn

Business Development Manager

Call the Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ Recently refurbished to a fantastic standard, this would be a great opportunity for a local person with close links to the local community to further build on the success of this great community pub. This is a great example of what a community pub is all about with food, sports, teams and entertainment being the main focus. A great business and lifestyle opportunity! ”