Royal Oak

4 Biggleswade Road, Potton, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2LU


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Pub overview

This 17th century food led pub is a rare pub to be available! With an open fire, wood beams, garden and car park it is popular with the locals. Recently redecorated externally

The Royal Oak is a food led pub that features a good size kitchen, 50 internal food covers in the restaurant as well as a popular locals bar full of character. There is a good size car park, patio and garden area great for those warmer summer days. The interior is designed with traditional oak beamed bars with an open fire for those colder months making it a friendly and relaxing pub to be in.
We are looking for an experienced caterer to take on this site. It is a popular pub with the locals and want to make it a destination site. The exterior of the pub has recently been redecorated.

Public bar with open fire, real ales and a good local drinking trade. Dedicated restaurant with bar and good access from a large kitchen. The car park has 14 spaces and there is a large patio and garden offering 60+ extra covers in the summer months.

Trade space
Bars 2
Car park spaces 14
Dining rooms 1
Food covers 50
Gardens 1
Trade kitchens 1
Patio areas 1

The private accommodation is in a fair condition. This is comfortable for a small family or live in couple.

Private space
Private Rooms 7
Lounge 1
Single Bedrooms 1
Double bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Toilets 1
Office 1

Rent information

Annual rent £31,000 per annum
Weekly rent £596.15 per week fixed

£31,000.00 per annum, £596.15 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 £35,300 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).

Brokers £675 Legal £825
Deposit £9,000 Stocktaking fees £150
Fixtures & fittings £14,000 Working capital £6,000
Other costs £4,650 Total entry cost £35,300

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

Year Beer (Brls) Wine & spirits (Ltrs) Minerals (Ltrs)
2016/17 142 1,770 3,884
2015/16 160 1,913 3,673
2014/15 187 2,157 4,576
Volume notes


The Royal Oak is well located 5 minutes walk from the centre of Potton and on the main road into the town from Sandy and the A1. There is a lot of new housing planned to be built in Potton near to the Royal Oak over the next few years.


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

Current premises licence opening hours

Monday to Thursday 10:00hrs to 00:00hrs Friday and Saturday 10:00hrs to 01:30hrs Sunday 10:00hrs to 00:00hrs

Contact Us

Steve Look

Business Development Manager

Call the Recruitment team on 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ The Royal Oak is a 17th century food led pub in the Bedfordshire market town of Potton which is rarely available. It has an open fire, wood beams and is full of character. Greene King are looking for an experienced caterer to make it a destination site as well as popular with the locals. ”