Queens Head

2-4 Cambridge Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 1JE


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Pub overview

Wonderful town centre pub full of charm and character.

The Queens Head is a great pub situated on the market square in the heart of Sandy town centre. Currently, this oak beamed, traditional business benefits from a great reputation for its real ales, roaring log fire and its community events and, unusually for a town centre site, it has a large garden as well as car parking. This is a real traditional pub full of great character.

The pub is currently wet led however has the opportunity to develop a simple classic food offer. Internally the pub has around 30 food covers and during the warmer months there is capacity for a further 60 plus covers due to the large beer garden. We are looking for an operator who can really make this pub the hub of the community and develop the site even further. Bringing in a food offer and pub events will be a good success.

A single bar servery serving two distinct trading areas, the main bar area has covers for around 30 persons seated and has a mix of tables chairs and fixed benches. There are customer toilets including a separate disabled toilet, trade kitchen, basement floor cellar, storeroom and office. The condition of the trade accommodation is good. A large lawned garden area capable of 60 plus covers and a separate patio and a solidly built smoking solution which is in character with the rest of the premises, car park, outbuilding.

Trade space
Bars 2
Car park spaces 6
Dining rooms 1
Food covers30
Gardens 1
Trade kitchens 1
Patio areas 1

The private accommodation includes two bedrooms, a lounge, a dining room, a bathroom. The condition of the private accommodation is good.

Private space
Private Rooms7
Single Bedrooms1
Double bedrooms1

Rent information

Annual rent£41,000 per annum
Weekly rent£788.46 per week fixed

£41,000 per annum, £788.46 per week fixed and subject to annual RPI increase, which is capped. Paid weekly by direct debit.
Machine income free of tie.

Entry costs approx £21,150 which includes fixtures and fittings, stock, glassware, crockery, cutlery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, brokers and stocktaking fees, training fees, schedule of condition, working capital and deposit (25% of head rent, minimum £6,000). *The F+F is shown as 25% deposit of the full estimated value*

Deposit£6,000Stocktaking fees£150
Fixtures & fittings£5,000Working capital£5,000
Other costs£3,500Total entry cost£21,150

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 notesVolume based on last full three years trading.


The Queens Head is located opposite the market square in the popular town of Sandy in Bedfordshire. Sandy is a thriving and expanding town of approx 12,000 residents adjacent to the A1, 50 miles North of London, with Cambridge to the East and Bedford to the West. Schooling in the town is very good with lower, middle and upper schools there, major banks and a supermarket are also in the town. Transport links to larger towns are also excellent.


Trade bar
Car park
Dining area
Pub garden
Trade kitchen
Trade patio

Current premises licence opening hours

Sun to Thurs 10:00 - 00:00 Fri & Sat 10:00 - 00:30

Contact Us

Phil Venables

Business Development Manager

Call the Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ The Queens Head in Sandy is beautiful oak beamed traditional pub, full of charm and character. It is currently a wet led offer but has the possibility for a simple food offer. The right operator for this site can take a business that already has strong volumes and push it further - you will need to be very community focused to succeed at this site. ”