Letting Rooms

Queens Head

High Street, Littlebury, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4TD


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Pub overview


On the Essex and Cambridge border The Queens Head Inn is a traditional 14th Century Coaching Inn Grade II listed with roaring log fires in the winter months and an English country garden to relax during the summer months. With a modern feel, located in the beautiful village of Littlebury just outside the medieval market town of Saffron Walden. The property is in excellent order throughout and boasts 6 well-appointed en-suite letting rooms.

Henry Winstanley, (1644-1703) the architect of Audley End House, lived in the village. He also built the first Eddystone Lighthouse. Rumour has it that the village is built on the site of a Roman camp! Steeped in history, this is a lovely area and the pub has a unique position in the community.

Externally there is a good-sized car park with room for 12 cars, a very large fully enclosed landscaped beer garden that offers superb opportunities for summer events and a patio area. Internally there is a 36 cover restaurant on one side of the building and two bar areas with a snug area with a large open fire. A central island bar serves both sides of the pub. On the first floor there are six letting rooms all of which are ensuite. There are two singles, 1 double, 1 twin and two family rooms. All areas are in excellent condition.

Trade space
Car park spaces 12
Dining rooms 1
Food covers36
Gardens 1
Trade kitchens 1
Rooms to let 6

The Queens Head has very spacious self-contained private accommodation. It is in very good order and comprises of two large double bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom and utility room.

Private space
Private Rooms5
Double bedrooms2
Private Kitchen1

Rent information

Annual rent£35,000 per annum
Weekly rent£673.08 per week fixed

£35,000 per annum, £673.08 per week fixed and subject to annual RPI increase (tracker capped at a maximum of 4.75%) on anniversary of agreement. Paid weekly by direct debit.

Approx £18,840 which includes fixtures and fittings, stock, glassware, crockery, cutlery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, brokers and stocktaking fees, working capital and deposit (minimum £6,000, but should build to 25% of head rent).

Deposit£6,000Stocktaking fees£200
Fixtures & fittings£5,000Working capital£5,000
Other costs£1,000Total entry cost£18,840

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 notesThis site is free of tie on wines, spirits & minerals


The Queens Head is close to Stansted airport 30 minutes from Cambridge 50 minutes from London it is also close to Audley End House which is now run by the English Heritage. The Inn is also close to Duxford Airport - which regular hold air shows. In walking distance is the market town of Saffron Walden which still has a traditional market on a Tuesday & Saturday.

The pub is located in the village of Littlebury on the High Street. In the local area there is a golf course, Duxford War Museum (10 minutes away) which is a popular tourist destination and Audley End House which is an English Heritage stately home and also has a miniature railway and hosts several music events in the summer months. There are easy links to the M11 motorway to Cambridge and London.



Car park
Dining area
Pub garden
Trade kitchen
Letting rooms

Current premises licence opening hours

Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 00:00am Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 01:00am

Contact Us

Sarah Barron

Business Development Manager

Call the Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ I am looking for someone who embraces being part of a community and looks to embed the principles of giving the village a local they can be proud of. Consistency, good food and great customer service will be the backbone of this business for both locals and staying guests alike. An opportunity to run a pub in a lovely location, that is already well established and has the added benefit of six letting rooms. The site is in good condition, and I am looking for a dedicated new tenant to drive this pub to the next level. ”