George & Dragon

4 Church Street, Sutton Courtenay, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4NJ


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Pub overview

The George & Dragon is an unspoilt 16th Century coaching inn in the pretty Oxfordshire village of Sutton Courtenay.

A community minded operator is required who can build on the great reputation that this village centre pub already boasts. It is an ideal lunch venue choice: with its lovely garden, quirky floors and old coaching inn charm it attracts walkers strolling along the nearby river. As well as having 2 bars, the dining room caters for around 40 people and is equally popular during the evenings as locals pop in to socialise with friends and enjoy some good pub food. There is a log-burning stove to keep winter at bay and a courtyard garden to welcome the summer.

The front bar is situated as you walk into the pub with a log fire and comfortable sofa area. It has separate dining in two areas and an outdoor courtyard/patio area for summer lunches and evening drinks.

Trade space
Bars 2
Car park spaces 10
Dining rooms 2
Food covers45
Function rooms 1
Gardens 1
Trade kitchens 1
Patio areas 1

Spacious family accommodation.

Private space
Private Rooms8
Single Bedrooms1
Double bedrooms2
Private Kitchen1

Rent information

Annual rent£31,500 per annum
Weekly rent£605.77 per week fixed

£31,500 per annum, £605.77 per week. Paid weekly by direct debit subject to credit check.

Entry costs approx £41,150 which includes fixtures and fittings, stock, glassware, crockery, cutlery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, brokers and stocktaking fees, training fees, Schedule of Conditions, working capital and deposit (25% of head rent, minimum £6,000). F&F valuation TBC.

Deposit£6,000Stocktaking fees£150
Fixtures & fittings£25,000Working capital£5,000
Other costs£3,500Total entry cost£41,150

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

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The George & Dragon is an unspoilt c16th coaching inn in the pretty Oxfordshire village of Sutton Courtenay, situated next to the church, village green and opposite the Norman Hall. The George & Dragon is a favourite among walkers, boaters, locals, tourists, workers, families and their dogs. Take a stroll along a particularly beautiful stretch of the Thames which is all of 200 yards away and explore one of the many public footpaths and bridleways. Look around the churchyard and discover the final resting paces of Herbert Asquith, David Astor and Eric Blair, better known as George Orwell.


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

Current premises licence opening hours

Sunday - Thursday: 11.00am - 12.30am Friday & Saturday: 11.00am - 1.30am

Contact Us

Wayne Farrell

Business Development Manager

Call the Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ This successful business, which is full of the character you would expect from an old coaching inn, already offers a great lunchtime and evening menu which is popular with passing and local trade. The pub needs someone who is community minded to build on its existing reputation and keep this pub at the heart of the village. ”