23 Mildmay Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0DN

A welcoming pub with local ale, good pub food and great entertainment.

The Woolpack has become known as one of the best cask ale pubs not just in Chelmsford but throughout Essex. The pub has the warmth and atmosphere of a traditional ale house located in the back streets of the city centre. With up to eight cask ales available at any one time from local brewers this is a haven for the real ale enthusiast. The small snug bar offers traditional pub games and the main bar offers comfort for both drinking and eating. The patio area to the rear of the pub is well utilised throughout the year, especially when the regular and popular beer festivals are taking place.


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Type of Tie

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


Standard Tenancy Agreement A fixed 5 year term

Entry costs approximately £41,825.00, 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 £20,000 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



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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. **Please note trading volumes for year 19/20 are for part year trading and reflect the impact of closure during the Covid 19 pandemic**

Year Beer (Brls) Wine & Spirits (Ltrs) Minerals (Ltrs)
2019/20 216 54 834
2018/19 254 20 505
2017/18 255 54 189

There are two main trading areas. To the front of the pub there is a small snug bar with a pool table and darts throw. The main bar area is made up of two split areas. Live music is a regular feature at the pub and can be accommodated at the end of the main bar area. It has a wonderful outside seating area that benefits all year round from customer use.

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Current Premises License Opening Hours

Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 00:30
Sun: 12:00 - 00:30

The living accommodation is in good condition and rather large for the size of the pub, it benefits from three bedrooms and lounge area.

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I am looking for an operator with a passion for cask ale, as the pub is famous locally for its quality real ales. The Woolpack currently supports several local brewers, up to eight of which are regularly featured on the bar. The site is a family friendly pub that is also known for its live music events and sports nights. If you have the requisite skills to take this pub forward, then please contact the recruitment team for more information.

James Pearson, Business Development Manager

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