Grouse Inn

Dale Road North, Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2FT


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Pub overview

A friendly, fun and family orientated pub, which is also a great example of a successful community pub. Sports teams and entertainment are all at the heart of this business and there is a great opportunity to further develop the family food offer.

The Grouse Inn is a fantastic traditional community pub that is trading well due to its sports teams and entertainment offer. The Grouse Inn has 4 darts teams, 2 pool teams, 3 football teams, 1 cricket team, 1 boules team and a crib team. In the week the pub shows live sports and hosts team evenings. At the weekend this trade is supported by live entertainment and charity fund raising events. Through the daytime and evening there is a good traditional pub food menu as well and the Grouse Inn has a good reputation for good quality traditional pub grub.

The Grouse Inn has 2 main trading areas that have both been refurbished. The front bar trades as a sports-led area that has a pool table, dart boards and large screen TV's. The second half of this front trading area is laid out for relaxed drinking. The second trading area is for dining and hosts approx 30 covers. Both of these trading areas are serviced through a central bar which offers cask and keg ales and lager along with a host of wines, spirits and minerals.

Trade space
Bars 1
Car park spaces 20
Child play areas 1
Dining rooms 1
Food covers 30
Function rooms 1
Gardens 1
Trade kitchens 1
Patio areas 1

The private accommodation is in a moderate condition and is suitable for a small family.

Private space
Private Rooms 7
Lounge 1
Double bedrooms 3
Private Kitchen 1
Bathrooms 1
Toilets 1

Rent information

Annual rent £31,000 per annum
Weekly rent £596.15 per week fixed

£31,000 per annum, which is £596.15 per week and subject to annual RPI increase (tracker capped at a maximum of 4.75%) on anniversary of agreement. Paid weekly by direct debit.

Approx £14,650 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 and fittings are still to be valued.

Brokers £675 Legal £825
Deposit £6,000 Stocktaking fees £150
Fixtures & fittings £0 Working capital £5,000
Other costs £2,000 Total entry cost £14,650

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

Year Beer (Brls) Wine & spirits (Ltrs) Minerals (Ltrs)
2015/16 267 383 5
2014/15 267 387 97
2013/14 275 379 155
Volume notes


The Grouse Inn is situated in a picturesque rural location on a busy main road between Darley Dale and Bakewell.


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

Current premises licence opening hours

Mon-Fri 11:00hrs - 01:00hrs Sat-Sun 11:00hrs - 02:00hrs

Contact Us

David McKie

Operations Manager

Call us today 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ An already established business, this pub has been very successful over the last few years and has become the number one pub in the area. Situated in Darley Dale this pub is ideally located to attract both local trade and visitors alike. This would provide a great opportunity for an experienced local operator to build on the success of the current operator by further developing the family food and community drinks offer. ”