Spen Dyke

Lytham Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 1JE


The Spen Dyke is a land mark property that is well located to benefit from the recent £300k full internal and external re-presentation investment, a strong local demographic and the opening of the new Armfield Academy opposite. A full internal and external re-furbishment investment has been recently completed at this highly visible land-mark Pub. The investment has created a modern alehouse type operation capable of becoming easily the best pub in the area. The Pub will be a predominantly wet led site, operating to a 75:25 wet to dry split. The key to this site will be exceptional hospitality and standards to support a strong programme of activity and events with a complimentary modern market-led food offer.


The Spen Dyke is situated on the corner of Burlington Road and Lytham Road, in South Shore, Blackpool. It is immediately opposite the new Armfield Academy that opened September 2019 and is less than half a mile from the world-famous Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The pub is located between the two well established drinking circuits of Waterloo Road and Highfield Road, ideally positioned to benefit from transient drinkers as well as service the needs of the high density local residential population and proximate employers

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Partial tie: Tied All Beer, All Cider & Minerals


Standard Tenancy Agreement A fixed 5 year term. Machine income retained by licensee

Entry cost is approximately £26,625.00 which includes Fixtures & Fittings at 25% of estimated valuation, stock, glassware, cutlery, crockery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, brokers and stocktaking fees, training fees, schedule of condition, working capital and deposit. Please note full valuation of Fixtures and Fittings is estimated at approximately £51,000. 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



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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 2020 are for part year trading and reflect the impact of closure during the Covid 19 pandemic**

Year Beer (Brls) Wine & Spirits (Ltrs) Minerals (Ltrs)
2020 98 1,106 3,597
2019 101 324 2,987
2018 82 403 1,855

The trading area consists of four zones. A lower level suitable for TV sports viewing and pub sports, a ground floor area where the bar counter is located and space has been created for live entertainment artists, a mezzanine area for dining and seated drinking and a small function room on the top floor which can be accessed via a separate stairway in the pub (the top floor function space requires further investment to complete). There is a well equipped catering kitchen which serves the entire pub through a dumb waiter. Externally, there is a newly created modern terraced area to the side of the pub with ample chairs and tables to service the obvious al-fresco eating and drinking opportunity. There is also a car park for 30 cars and a separate rear car park which could be developed in to a beer garden or event space.

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Mon - Sun: 10:00 - 00:30.

The private accommodation is spacious and presented to a good standard, and consists of a lounge, three bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom. Some improvements have been undertaken as part of the investment programme.

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We are looking for an experienced licensee with great hospitality skills, good pub food catering experience and an ability to re-launch this landmark property post-investment. You will need to be familiar with a community pub style operation including TV sports viewing and pub entertainment footfall in order to maximise the obvious potential of this pub and well populated location. The rewards for the successful applicant will be significant and commensurate with the effort required to deliver the forecasted revenues.

Peter Cunningham, Business Development Manager

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