Drum

Stone Street, Stanford, Ashford, Kent, TN25 6DN

A LOVELY RURAL PUB, WITH ITS OWN CARAVAN SITE

The Drum is a rural pub bristling with charm and character. The site is known locally for good pub food as well as having its own eleven pitch Caravan site. This is the only pub in the local area, with the next nearest four miles away, so capturing the imagination of the locals and appealing to those Caravaners will be key to your success. The site has a mixed offer and trade is currently split 50/50 between wet and dry sales. The Caravan site offers electric hook up to each pitch as well as unisex toilet and shower facilities. Internally the pub has some lovely features and is a very traditional village pub. There is also a function/meeting room on site and this will offer a great opportunity to grow trade, whilst also further growing the food side of the business. The pub is located just three miles away from the Euro Tunnel entrance and twenty minutes form Dover ferry terminal, meaning there is a big opportunity to attract trade from those heading to the continent.

Location

Business Information

Annual rent

£47,000

Weekly rent

£904

Entry costs

£39,625

Turnover royalty

n/a

Forecasted Operator Turnover

£377,052

Forecasted Operator Profit (inc machine profit)

£46,048

Forecasted Operator Machine Profit

£2,000

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Average Beer & Cider Discount*

£36

Type of Tie

Full tie: Access to Discounted Wines, Spirits & Minerals Price List

Agreement

Standard Tenancy Agreement A fixed 5 year term

Entry costs approximately £39,625.00, which includes stock, glassware, crockery, cutlery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, brokers and stocktaking fees, training fees, schedule of condition, working capital and deposit which is 25% of head rent. Fixtures and Fittings are valued at approximately £15,000 and the final valuation will be confirmed on change day. An assisted purchase of F&F may be available with a 25% deposit on change day and weekly re payments to purchase the remaining 75% over an agreed period

Deposit

£11,750

Fixtures & Fittings

£15,000

Legal Admin Fee

£825

Broker Fee

£750

Stocktaking Fee

£150

Working Capital

£10,000

Other Costs

£1,150

Total Entry Costs

£39,625

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.

Year Beer (Brls) Wine & Spirits (Ltrs) Minerals (Ltrs)
2019/20 97 6 47
2018/19 110 85 549
2017/18 121 1,435 5,085

The site is a single bar layout with dedicated dining area to the side and a function/meeting room to the rear. There are approximately fifty food covers. Externally there is a large garden, eleven Caravan pitches, seating area and twenty parking spaces.

Trade Bars

Yes

Trade Dining Areas

Yes

Trade Kitchens

Yes

Trade Food Covers

50

Trade Gardens

Yes

Trade Patio Areas

Yes

Trade Rooms to Let

0

Meeting Rooms

No

External Child Play Areas

No

Function Rooms

Yes

Customer Car Park Spaces

20

Current Premises License Opening Hours

Mon - Sat: 08:00 - 01:30
Sun: 08:00 - 00:30

The accommodation is in reasonable condition and benefited from a new kitchen five years ago. The accommodation comprises lounge, kitchen, four bedrooms, toilet, bathroom and office

Private Rooms

9

Lounge

Yes

Dining Rooms

0

Double Bedrooms

4

Single Bedrooms

0

Bathrooms

1

Toilets

1

Private Kitchens

1

Offices

1

Bedsits

0

BDM Portrait

I am seeking an operator with know-how and knowledge of running a rural pub with mid market food offer. The pub also benefits from an eleven pitch caravan park on site, so experience of this nature would be beneficial but not essential. The pub is handily located just three miles from the entrance to the Euro Tunnel, so appealing to those with Caravans on route to the continent will be a key market to attract. If this opportunity sounds the right thing for you, then please contact our recruitment team for further information.

Andre Quibell, Operations Manager

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