Investment Planned

Lion & Lamb

Stortford Road, Little Canfield, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1SR


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Pub overview

Come and be part of an exciting project, where you can be at the heart of the local community

An exciting opportunity has arisen, to take over this charming country pub. Greene King are offering this business with a planned £200,000 MAJOR INVESTMENT! The new licensee would be able to add their input into the project, to help transform this Pub and make it their own!
The extensive refurbishment will include works to the exterior of the Pub, completely refurbish the Conservatory by replacing the doors and glazing with new double glazed units with fitted micro venetian blinds and creating a new double door entrance from the restaurant. In the bar area there will be new fixed seating with new upholstery and new oak flooring. There will also be repairs to the wonderful parque flooring. The Pub will be redecorated throughout whilst also refurbishing the fireplaces. The trading areas will benefit from new fixtures and fittings including furniture and bric-a-brac. There will be improvments to the electricity and lighting and a refurbishment of the cellar. The Toilets will also be fully refurbished.
With Little Canfield rapidly expanding, the Lion & Lamb really could be at the heart of this growing community. There are currently no other Pubs in close proximity, so a highly customer focused operator with a passion for great food, service and team building really could thrive here.
The Village is popular with commuters, as it is close to the M11 motorway and Stansted Airport.

Bar area and restaurant area will both be completed refurbished.

Trade space
Bars 1
Car park spaces 15
Dining rooms 1
Food covers100
Gardens 1
Trade kitchens 1
Patio areas 1

Accommodation is in basic condition.

Private space
Private Rooms9
Single Bedrooms1
Double bedrooms2
Private Kitchen1

Rent information

Annual rent£76,000 per annum
Weekly rent£1,461.54 per week fixed

£76,000 per annum, £1,461.54 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 £7,650.00 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).

Deposit£6,000Stocktaking fees£150
Fixtures & fittings£15,000Working capital£7,000
Other costs£9,000Total entry cost£38,650

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

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Volume notes


Little Canfield is a village and a civil parish in the Uttlesford district of Essex, England. The village is situated the B1256 road, near the A120 road and the village of Takeley. Situated in between Dunmow and Bishop's Stortford.

The village is currently expanding as housing developments are being built around the area. The Lion and Lamb is its only pub.

Immediate access to the M11 motorway (junction 8) which links to the M25 and offers access both to east London and Cambridge. Stansted International Airport is close by which also has train services to London (Liverpool Street), with similar services available from both Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted Mountfitchet.

Schools for all ages can be found in the surrounding area. Bishop’s Stortford and Great Dunmow both offer excellent shopping and leisure facilities.



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

Current premises licence opening hours

Monday to Sunday 07:30am - 02:00am

Contact Us

James Pearson

Business Development Manager

Call the Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ With hundreds of houses being built over the coming years, I am really excited to find a new operator for this great site. We are currently investing £200,000 into the building, internal trading space and garden, so I am sure together, we can build a thriving business. If this person could be you, please do not hesitate to let me know! ”