Revised Offer | Short Term Agreement Available | Extensive External Refurbishment Recently Completed

Old England

Front Street, Great Lumley, Chester-Le-Street, Durham, DH3 4JB


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Pub overview

Traditional, community pub called the Old England, this pub really lives up to its name as it is a traditional British pub and an important community asset. Ten years ago there were five pubs in Great Lumley, Chester-le-Street, now only the Old England remains.

The Old England has a bright restaurant area which is ideal for someone who would like to develop the food menu.

This means that the pub needs an operator who is passionate about providing the local community with a great pub, and can develop it into a community hub that caters for a variety of customers.

Please note although the rent is shown as £20,000, we are offering rent steps for the first 6 months which are shown below:

Month 1-3: £10,400.00
Month 4-6: 15,600.00
Month 7-12- £20,000.00

Currently it has a strong sports-led offer with 80 food covers. However, with two bars there is considerable scope to provide locals with a traditional community pub, extending the food offer and creating a family-friendly restaurant and lounge, whilst continuing to screen live sports and other entertainment.There is also a grassed area to the front of the pub where external drinking / dining can take place.

Trade space
Bars 2
Car park spaces 30
Dining rooms 1
Food covers 80
Gardens 1
Trade kitchens 1
Patio areas 1

The private accommodation consists of 3 bedrooms, a lounge, kitchen and bathroom.

Private space
Private Rooms 8
Lounge 1
Single Bedrooms 1
Double bedrooms 2
Private Kitchen 1
Bathrooms 1
Toilets 1
Office 1

Rent information

Annual rent £20,000 per annum
Weekly rent £384.62 per week fixed

£20,000 per annum, £384.62 per week paid weekly by direct debit. All terms negotiated on agreement

Entry costs approx £11,525 which includes stock, glassware, crockery, schedule of condition, cutlery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, brokers and stocktaking fees, working capital and deposit. **Fixtures & Fittings to be rented.**

Brokers £675 Legal £350
Deposit £2,000 Stocktaking fees £150
Fixtures & fittings £0 Working capital £2,000
Other costs £6,350 Total entry cost £11,525

Agreement description

Flexible 1 Year Foundation Agreement - giving you the ability to build trade and have lower ingoing costs. Flexible terms available by negotiation.

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)
2017/18 268 5,305
2016/17 335 9 957
2015/16 384 1 1,229
Volume notes


Great Lumley is a village in County Durham. It is situated south east of Chester-le-Street, near Lumley Castle.


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

Current premises licence opening hours

Monday - Thursday - 11:00hrs - 23:30hrs Friday - Saturday - 11:00hrs - 00:30hrs Sunday - 12:00hrs - 23:00hrs

Contact Us

Andy Wearn

Business Development Manager

Call the Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ If you want to be part of the local community then this is the pub for you. Right in the middle of Great Lumley, just outside Durham, this is the only pub in the village with over 1000 rooftops! ”