Plough Inn

180 Coach Road, Sleights, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 5EN


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Pub overview

This site could be potential for a significant investment with the right operator.

The Plough Inn is a traditional pub situated at the top of the village offering breath-taking views across the Esk Valley. It is in a picturesque part of the world where the North Yorkshire Moors National Park is right on the door step of the pub. If you look out into the garden you can embrace the views.

The pub is split up into two main trading areas, a bar that also has a snug area with an open fireplace and the dining area that includes a large modern conservatory. The site has a large outdoor space including a patio area that has room for customers to sit down and enjoy their food also in the warmer months. The pub currently offers homemade traditional pub food with seasonal specials however we would like to see this side of the pub develop. If you are looking to grow your business this could be the place for you!

This is a large site that is split into two main trades areas, a bar/snug area and the dining area which has 65 food covers available. There is a large kitchen and also a large patio/garden area to the rear which looks out onto the North Yorkshire Moors. The site benefits from having 3 en-suite letting rooms also.

Trade space
Bars 1
Car park spaces 20
Dining rooms 1
Food covers65
Gardens 1
Trade kitchens 1
Rooms to let 3
Patio areas 1

The private accommodation is a good size for a family. It includes three double bedrooms, along with a lounge and benefits from also having a kitchen.

Private space
Private Rooms7
Double bedrooms3
Private Kitchen1

Rent information

Annual rent£38,000 per annum
Weekly rent£730.77 per week fixed

£38,000 per annum, £730.80 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 £34,800 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£9,000Stocktaking fees£150
Fixtures & fittings£14,000Working capital£5,000
Other costs£5,150Total entry cost£34,800

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

YearBeer (Brls)Wine & spirits (Ltrs)Minerals (Ltrs)
Volume notes


The Plough Inn is situated in the village of Sleights which is located in the Esk Valley in the postal region of Whitby. The village lies along the steep main A169 road that runs north to south between Whitby and Malton via Pickering across the North Yorkshire Moors.

Thousands of people pass the pub daily with only one other competitor in the area so it is in an excellent location for trading.


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

Current premises licence opening hours

Monday- Saturday- 10.00- 02.30 Sunday- 10.00- 01.30

Contact Us

Lee Sibary


Call the Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ We are looking ideally for someone who is experienced in the pub industry that likes a challenge. This pub has a lot of potential and we would like to see this site develop and maximise profit through the food offer and the accommodation side to the business. ”