Golden Lion

22 Church Street, Clifton, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5ES

Pub overview

Recently had a £100k refurbishment. Team sports. Well equipped trade kitchen. Large Beer garden with patio area and built in BBQ. Family Friendly.

The Golden Lion is well established pub in the heart of Clifton which has built up a good trade in recent years, driven by sports, games and a family friendly garden.

The site is now in need of a new operator to take it to the next level and add a good food offer.

The pub consists of an L-shaped trading space with a large central bar and a dining area to the rear holding 26 covers. The site has recently been refurbished to a high standard, the garden now has a patio and BBQ area.

Trade space
Bars 1
Car park spaces 10
Child play areas 1
Dining rooms 1
Food covers 26
Gardens 1
Trade kitchens 1

Located on the 1st floor there are 2 bedrooms, a living room and bathroom.

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

Rent information

Annual rent £32,000.00 per annum
Weekly rent £615.38 per week fixed

£32,000 per annum, £615.38 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 £13,150 which includes stock, glassware, crockery, cutlery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, brokers and stocktaking fees, training fees, schedule of condition and working capital. The deposit is £3000 with the remainder to be built up weekly (25% of head rent, minimum £6,000). Fixtures and fittings are yet to be valued.

Brokers £675.00 Legal £825.00
Deposit £3,000.00 Stocktaking fees £150.00
Fixtures & fittings TBC Working capital £5,000.00
Other costs £3,500.00 Total entry cost £13,150.00

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
•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)
2015/16 174 1,072 3,240
2014/15 259 1,450 4,548
2013/14 266 1,374 4,878
Volume notes


The site is located at the heart of Clifton, in between Shefford and Henlow. Clifton is a popular area with commuters due to its good transport links.

The pub is situated on a busy main road with lots of passing traffic and footfall.


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

Current premises licence opening hours

Monday to Wednesday 11:00 - 23:00 Thursday 11:00 - 00:00 Friday to Saturday 11:00 - 00:30 Sunday 11:00 - 00:00

Contact Us

Steve Look

Business Development Manager

Call us today 0845 607 5330

Apply online
“ The Golden Lion, which has recently undergone a £100k refurbishment, lies at the heart of the local community. The site is now in need of an operator who can build upon this and add a good food offer, as well as utilising the large family friendly garden at the rear of the pub. Driven by sports, games and traditional pub entertainment, the Golden Lion has the potential to be a fantastic modern community pub that caters for everybody within the village and from further afield. ”