Golden Lion Hotel

19 St Edmund Street, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8AR

Pub overview

The Golden Lion is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled and driven pub operator. This public house has the scale and potential for expansion to increase all income streams with additional opportunity for capital expenditure to introduce functions and letting rooms.

This public house is a solid business with an established food and drinks trade. The existing business was refurbished circa 2 years ago and caters for locals and tourists within this very popular location. There is a large bar servery that is supported by an extensive and well equipped commercial kitchen. The trading space is very large and flexible with a pavement licence in place for some town centre external trading. Regular entertainment is a feature at the Golden Lion along with sports viewing.

This pub offers a very large trading area which can be zoned to provide options when catering for different occasions: this can be used to increase flexibility of the space to maximise income. Gents and disabled toilet facilities are located on the ground floor with the ladies toilets situated on the 1st floor. There is a large bar servery that is supported by an extensive and well equipped commercial kitchen. There are two function rooms on the 1st floor that are not currently used, and numerous spaces on this floor and the 2nd & 3rd floors to potentially implement letting accommodation. The entire trading area is in good order and finished to a high specification.

Trade space
Bars 1
Dining rooms 1
Food covers 100
Function rooms 2
Trade kitchens 1

The private living accommodation is in good order and is located on the 1st floor and consists of 1 x large lounge, 3 x double bedrooms, 2 x bathrooms, a utility room and domestic kitchen diner.

Private space
Private Rooms 11
Lounge 1
Double bedrooms 3
Private Kitchen 1
Bathrooms 2
Toilets 2
Office 1

Rent information

Annual rent £25,000 per annum plus 8% Turnover Royalty

£25,000 per annum, £480.77 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 £43,800 which includes fixtures and fittings, stock, glassware, crockery, cutlery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, brokers and stocktaking fees, training fees, schedule of condition, working capital and deposit (25% of head rent, minimum £6,000). Please note that the fixtures & fitting cost has been estimated and is yet to be valued.

Brokers £675 Legal £825
Deposit £6,000 Stocktaking fees £150
Fixtures & fittings £25,000 Working capital £5,000
Other costs £6,150 Total entry cost £43,800

Agreement description

Our Turnover Agreement reflects how your business performs. You pay a fixed rent plus a percentage of your weekly net turnover sales.
• A 5 year, fixed term agreement, contracted out of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
• Basic rent plus a Turnover Royalty percentage.
• Basic rent subject to capped annual changes in the Retail Price Index (RPI) only with no rent reviews.
• Flexible tie variations available.
• Discounted price list unique to the Turnover Agreement.
• Greene King is responsible for the structure of the building.
• Ability to end agreement with 6 months’ notice and payment of a Standard Notice Fee (3 months’ basic rent). Notice can be served
at any time.

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)
2016/17 233 819 8,682
2015/16 259 2,016 9,450
2014/15 248 791 6,092
Volume notes


The Golden Lion is located in Weymouth town centre and only a very short walk away from the harbour and the sea. There are established road and rail links with all local amenities close by


Trade bar
Dining area
Function room
Trade kitchen

Current premises licence opening hours

Mon to Thurs 09:00 - 02:00 Fri & Sat 09:00 - 03:00 Sun 09:00 - 01:00

Contact Us

Rob Ayling

Business Development Manager

Call us today 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ The Golden Lion is a large scale public house situated in a very prominent town centre location in Weymouth. There is immense opportunity for a skilled pub operator to further develop the food and drinks trade at this house as well as potentially explore / exploit functions and letting room opportunities.... ”