Under Offer


St Christopher Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 0NE


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Pub overview

The Friar is a local community pub with a great atmosphere and warm welcome. We are looking for an operator with good local knowledge and the ability to develop a food offer and further develop the cask ales.

The Friar is a popular wet led community pub with pool and darts teams and is a great space to watch sport! The pubs great atmosphere and warm and friendly welcome makes it a fantastic place for everyone to be. Furthermore, The Friar is the perfect place for a busy night out on the weekend or a quiet night out during the week.

Large one bar wet led business with a strong sports theme that can be developed further. The pub has a large car park and garden to the front of the property

Trade space
Bars 1
Gardens 1

The accommodation consists of 2 bedrooms, a lounge, a private kitchen, an office and a bathroom.

Private space
Private Rooms 4
Lounge 1
Double bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1

Rent information

Annual rent £39,000 per annum
Weekly rent £750.00 per week fixed

£39,000 per annum, £750.00 per week fixed and subject to annual RPI increase, which is capped. Paid weekly by direct debit, subject to credit checks. *Machine Income free of tie*

Entry costs from £29,600 which includes fixtures and fittings down payment, stock, glassware, crockery, cutlery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, brokers and stocktaking fees, schedule of condition, training fees, working capital and deposit (25% of head rent, minimum £6,000).

Brokers £675 Legal £825
Deposit £6,000 Stocktaking fees £150
Fixtures & fittings £11,000 Working capital £6,000
Other costs £4,950 Total entry cost £29,600

Agreement description

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
•50/50 profit split of machines income
•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)
2016/17 272 781 4,368
2015/16 145 3 1,890
2014/15 168 3 149
Volume notes


Colchester is an historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex. The Friar,in the heart of Essex, is at the centre of the community surrounded by housing and opposite a busy shopping parade. As the oldest recorded Roman town in Britain, Colchester is claimed to be the oldest town in Britain and is some 50 miles northeast of London and is connected to the capital by the A12 road and its railway station which is on the Great Eastern Main Line. It is seen as a popular town for commuters and is less than 30 miles away from Stansted Airport.


Trade bar
Pub garden

Current premises licence opening hours

Monday to Thursday 09:00hrs - 00:30hrs Friday & Saturday 09:00hrs - 01:00hrs Sunday 09:00hrs - 00:30hrs

Contact Us

Phil Arnold

Partnership and Recruitment Manager

Call the Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ The Friar is a great locals pub with good barrelage that was refurbished to a high standard in September 2016. Greene King are looking for a community minded individual or couple who have great standards and the energy to create a buzz at the Friar! ”