Dublin Packet

27 Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HA


The Dublin Packet is a traditional pub situated in the heart of Chester. It is famous for having the late great Footballer Dixie Dean as landlord. We are planning for a full refurbishment of the pub to transform it into a Nest franchise pub. The investment will see the pub be completely redecorated with all new fixtures and fittings. There will also be major improvements made to the bar, all trade areas and toilets. All major sporting events will be shown in the pub and the pub will offer a simple food offer of pizza served from the back of the bar. As a franchisee, you'll be able to focus on serving the local community whilst offering great entertainment and service, with the help and support of Greene King behind you.


Chester is a city in northwest England, founded as a Roman fortress in the 1st century A.D. It's known for its extensive Roman walls made of local red sandstone. The Dublin Packet lies in the heart of the city centre.

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Nest Pub Franchise Agreement is an agreement for people who have Pub Management experience but are looking to find a simple way to run their own business without having a huge entry cost. You pay £3,000 entry fee and we take care of the property costs, energy bills and stock. We supply marketing, training, and ongoing support. In addition, you'll be paid 20% of weekly sales, known as the weekly turnover share, to cover your staffing costs. Bonuses and profit share schemes are available based on business performance and standards audits. Private accommodation is provided where available.

Entry cost of £3000 is payable on change day. This includes legal fees and start up training costs. An extra £2000 will be required as working capital, to ensure there is sufficient cash flow in the business before we make our first payment to you. You will be responsible for paying any staff wages including Employers National Insurance, liability insurances to protect the business and the public, TV licence and council tax for private accommodation.



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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. All figures represent products bought from Greene King only. **Please note trading volumes for year 2021 are for part year trading and reflect the impact of closure during the Covid 19 pandemic**

Year Beer (Brls) Wine & Spirits (Ltrs) Minerals (Ltrs)
2023 283 0 4,100
2022 327 5 3,641
2021 236 3 2,946

As you walk in the bar is ahead of you to the left with seating to the right. The pub then narrows offering a further seating area and toilets to the rear.

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Current Premises Licence Opening Hours

Mon-Thu: 09:00-02:00
Fri-Sat: 09:00-03:00
Sun: 09:00-01:00

The accommodation comprises 4 bedrooms, lounge, 2 bathrooms, 2 toilets and office.

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Nest pubs offer a simple way to run your own pub business, via our franchise agreement. If you have pub or hospitality management experience and are looking to run a pub that is wet led with a simple food offer, a Nest pub could be for you. Nest franchises offer a low entry cost and the ability to earn money in 3 ways. Greene King are responsible for the majority of costs, leaving you to focus on running a successful pub business.

Asa Charlton, Business Development Manager

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