Investment Opportunity

Grey Horse

Mill Lane, Whitburn, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR6 7EL

Pub overview

The pubs location and bold corner position is a huge advantage to the possibilities here.

The pub has a great local trade and is well supported by the diverse population of Whitburn as well as the summer tourist trade which peaks when the world renowned Sunderland International Air Show is on as well as other events throughout the year.

The pub is an imposing building and has major visibility alongside the main road. There is a lounge, bar and raised dining area. The public bar is excellent for a drink and catch up with friends or playing pub sports. The large lounge is great for a weekend drink in a warm comfortable environment and also has a popular raised area for diners although they also use the other areas of the pub too. There is a large external drinking area, which is very popular in the summer for drinkers and diners alike with plenty of car parking.

Trade space
Bars 2
Car park spaces 25
Dining rooms 1
Food covers 75
Function rooms 1
Trade kitchens 1
Patio areas 1

The accommodation is in good condition and comprises 4 bedrooms, a kitchen living and dining room, with 2 bathrooms.

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

Rent information

Annual rent TBC per annum
Weekly rent TBC per week fixed

Rent TBC - subject to annual RPI increase (tracker capped at a maximum of 4.75%) on anniversary of agreement. Paid weekly by direct debit.

Approx £18,450 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). *Fixtures & fittings are still to be valued.*

Brokers £675 Legal £825
Deposit £6,000 Stocktaking fees £150
Fixtures & fittings TBC Working capital £10,000
Other costs £800 Total entry cost £18,450

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)
2016/17 141 412 1,382
2015/16 160 306 2,133
2014/15 213 186 3,890
Volume notes


Whitburn has retained its village character with its main street, parish church, cricket ground and park and it has managed to maintain its local shops and services making it a great place to live. There are two primary schools and an academy in the village. It lies 4 miles from Sunderland and 4.5 miles from South Shields. The pub is located just off the A183 and enjoys good road links to Sunderland, South Shields and Boldon.


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

Current premises licence opening hours

Sunday to Saturday 10:00 to 00:30

Contact Us

Andy Wearn

Business Development Manager

Call us today 01284 714 497

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“ Are you ready to take this pub to the next level?? With a large investment planned to overhaul the entire pub, this could be your next new challenge....... ”