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Rose & Crown

69 High Street, Ashwell, Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG7 5NP


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Pub overview

We require an experienced community focused operator, is that you?

Dating back to the 16th century, the Rose & Crown is a traditional, characterful Pub, located in the centre of the affluent Village of Ashwell. The Pub has many original features including an inglenook fireplace.
There are three Pubs in Ashwell and the Rose & Crown has established itself as the real ‘locals’ Pub, with a fine reputation for great Ales, good food and a friendly welcome. The site has hosted many events over the years including festivals and theatre and a new operator really could expand this offering. Various local groups also use the Pub, so it really is at the heart of community life.
Please note, for the right applicant, Greene King would potentially look at a development program in the near future

There are two main trade areas comprising of a homely lounge bar with 28 covers and a dining room with another 30 covers. There is a trade kitchen with separate store room, prep room and wash-up area. Externally there is a large garden which includes children's play equipment, car parking for 15 cars and a covered patio area and outbuildings used for storage. We would be willing to look at small scale development with the new operators to maximise the space, without altering the character.

Trade space
Bars 1
Car park spaces 15
Child play areas 1
Dining rooms 1
Food covers58
Gardens 1
Trade kitchens 1
Patio areas 1

There are 3 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and sitting room.

Private space
Private Rooms7
Single Bedrooms1
Double bedrooms3
Private Kitchen1

Rent information

Annual rent£38,000 per annum
Weekly rent£730.77 per week fixed

£38,000.00 per annum, £730.77 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 £36,800 which includes stock, glassware, crockery, cutlery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, brokers and stocktaking fees, training fees, schedule of conditions, working capital and deposit (25% of head rent, minimum £6,000). Fixtures & Fittings are to be valued and can be purchased using a assisted purchase.

Deposit£6,000Stocktaking fees£150
Fixtures & fittings£0Working capital£5,000
Other costs£4,150Total entry cost£16,800

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 notes


Ashwell is a beautiful and affluent village located in north Hertfordshire. The village is close to the towns of Royston, Baldock, Letchworth and Hitchin. Ashwell is only 15 miles from the city of Cambridge and London is only 45 miles away by car. The main railway line that runs from Kings Cross to Cambridge services Ashwell. The parish church of St Mary the Virgin dates almost entirely from the 14th century and is renowned for its ornate church tower which stands at 176 feet.



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

Current premises licence opening hours

Sunday 10:00 - 00:00 Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 00:30 Friday & Saturday 10:00 - 01:00

Contact Us

Sarah Barron

Business Development Manager

Call the Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ I am looking for an experienced operator to take over this well established business. The Village is a popular destination for tourists and has various attractions close by. If you are looking for your next opportunity and are throwing yourself into life at the heart of this community, we want to hear from you! ”