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Maldon Grey

Cats Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2RZ


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Pub overview

Well loved and established business, serving the local community with value food, quality drink and live sport

The Maldon Grey is a great Pub, serving the local community. It serves many drinkers who enjoy the atmosphere and live sport on TV and families who are looking for a great value meal. The site is a large single bar operation with the trade area as a horse show around. There are approximately ninety food covers, which are mostly in the dining area, although there are also some in the main bar area. Externally, there is an abundance of space. To either side of the Pub, there are gardens which are both laid to lawn with picnic benches and in the larger garden a children’s play area. As you can imagine, the gardens are incredibly popular in the summer months. To the rear of the Pub, there is a car park with ample spaces.

As you enter the Maldon Grey from the central front door, there is a large single bar ahead, with the main bar area to the left and dining area to the right. There are approximately ninety food covers. The toilets are located to the right, there are also mens and a disabled toilet on the left hand side, both with side entrances. At the rear of the dining area, there is a rear entrance to the car park and gardens. Behind the bar, there is the commercial kitchen, with a small office off. Externally, there are two gardens, one to either side and both laid to lawn. There is a children’s play area in one garden and picnic benches in both. The car park to the rear has approximately twenty eight spaces.

Trade space
Bars 1
Car park spaces 28
Child play areas 1
Dining rooms 1
Food covers90
Gardens 2
Trade kitchens 1

The private accommodation is generally in decent condition. There are three bedrooms, a large lounge with modern fitted Kitchen off, seperate bathroom and toilet. The bathroom is in particularly good condition

Private space
Private Rooms8
Single Bedrooms1
Double bedrooms2
Private Kitchen1

Rent information

Annual rent£60,000 per annum
Weekly rent£1,153.85 per week fixed

£60,000 per annum, £1,153.85 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 £39,725 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£22,000Working capital£5,000
Other costs£5,000Total entry cost£39,725

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


Sudbury is a market town located on the Suffolk/Essex border. The Maldon Grey is on Cats Lane, which borders Sudbury from Great Cornard. There are over 800 houses within 0.3 mile radius and is very close to Chilton Industrial Estate. Sudbury is known traditionally for its Weaving business and as the birthplace of the Painter Thomas Gainsborough. The Town is approximately fifteen miles south of Bury St Edmunds and 15 miles North West of Colchester. There is also a Train station which links to Marks Tey, which has a direct link to London, so the Town is popular with commuters.



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

Current premises licence opening hours

Monday - Saturday: 08:00am - 01:00am Sunday: 08:00am - 00:00am

Contact Us

Phil Arnold

Operations Manager

Call the Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ I am looking for an experienced operator who is community focused, with knowledge and knowhow of a large value food operation. The Maldon Grey is popular with local drinkers who enjoy the live sport showing on various TVs and families visiting for an affordable meal out, so being able to engage with anyone and everyone is a vital skill. Externally, the two gardens to either side of the Pub are a real draw during the summer months. If you feel you can take this well-established business and maximise its potential, we are keen to hear from you ”