Under Offer


High Street, Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1PL

Pub overview

Fantastic opportunity, a stunning Food Led business with amazing facilities!

The Plough is located in the picturesque village of Great Chesterford, just north of the charming market town of Saffron Walden. The pub has parking for at least 25 cars, and a very substantial beer garden. The pub also has the luxury of an outside bar, and a private dining room, and even a vegetable and herb garden! Internally, the condition of the pub is excellent, and is in a prime condition for a driven food led operator to start making an immediate impact.

Outside drinking and eating area, one main bar servery inside and one outside. Ample dining area and a private dining room to the left hand side.

Trade space
Bars 2
Car park spaces 25
Dining rooms 1
Food covers 40
Function rooms 1
Gardens 1
Trade kitchens 1
Patio areas 1

Located above the pub and in very good condition.

Private space
Private Rooms 6
Lounge 1
Double bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Office 1

Rent information

Annual rent £48,000 per annum
Weekly rent £923.08 per week fixed

£48,000 per annum, £923.08 per week fixed and subject to annual RPI increase, which is capped. Paid weekly by direct debit.

Entry costs approx £42,450 which includes fixtures and fittings, stock, glassware, crockery, cutlery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, brokers and stocktaking fees, training fees, Schedule of Conditions, working capital and deposit (25% of head rent, minimum £6,000).

Brokers £450 Legal £850
Deposit £12,000 Stocktaking fees £150
Fixtures & fittings £25,000 Working capital £5,000
Other costs £5,000 Total entry cost £48,450

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
•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 95 3,740
2015/16 83 3,301
2014/15 89 3,997
Volume notes


Great Chesterford is a medium-sized village and civil parish. It is located 18 miles north of Bishop's Stortford, 12 miles south of Cambridge and about 41 miles north of London. It is a picturesque village with its own railway station serving Cambridge and London Liverpool Street and is about half a mile from Junction 9 of the M11, which connects London with the north. Planning has been submitted for extensive housing development in the surrounding area.


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

Current premises licence opening hours

Monday to Wednesday 07:00 to 00:30 Thursday to Saturday 07:00 to 01:30 Sunday 07:00 to 00:00

Contact Us

Sarah Barron

Business Development Manager

Call us today 01284 714 497

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“ Stunning premium site in a great location. Superb beer garden and outside bar area, a rare opportunity in an area that is thriving with more development planned.. ”