195 Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 8AB

Pub overview

Situated opposite Fulwood Barracks, the Sumners is an attractive, traditional roadside pub with an exciting new investment project planned. *Machine Income free of tie*

A popular pub with a good mix of people makes this site a social hub, specially for sports teams and football fans. With a large catering kitchen there is plenty of opportunity to develop a new menu to bring in people from the local community as well as draw in live sports enthusiasts with the large TV screens. Illustrated by the mood board style pictures a re-design of this pub is moving forward, alongside this we are offering a discounted drinks price list.

The site is split into a tap room and a large bar / dining area. The Lounge is a large space zoned by screens. There is a need for an upgrade that is being planned to implement alongside the new tenants. The bar would suit conversion to a function room as it is on the ground floor. There is space for 70 covers served by the trade kitchen.

Trade space
Bars 2
Car park spaces 80
Child play areas 1
Dining rooms 1
Food covers 70
Function rooms 1
Trade kitchens 1
Patio areas 1

The accommodation is spacious and benefits from large sized rooms including 3 double bedrooms. The rest of the accommodation comprises of family bathroom, lounge, domestic kitchen plus separate office. While it could benefit from decoration it is of a good standard until the investment is complete.

Private space
Private Rooms 8
Lounge 1
Double bedrooms 3
Private Kitchen 1
Bathrooms 1
Toilets 1
Office 1

Rent information

Annual rent £45,000 per annum
Weekly rent £865.38 per week fixed

£45,000 per annum, £865.38 per week fixed and subject to annual RPI increase, which is capped.  Paid weekly by direct debit. *Machine Income free of tie*

Entry costs approximately £19,800 which includes stock, glassware, crockery, cutlery, fuel and cleaning materials, legal, brokers and stocktaking fees, training fees, working capital and deposit (25% of head rent, minimum £6,000). Fixtures and fittings are yet to be valued and an assisted purchase may be possible for the right operator.

Brokers £675 Legal £825
Deposit £6,000 Stocktaking fees £150
Fixtures & fittings TBC Working capital £5,000
Other costs £7,150 Total entry cost £19,800

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

Year Beer (Brls) Wine & spirits (Ltrs) Minerals (Ltrs)
2016/17 265 52 3,463
2015/16 326 7 4,954
2014/15 383 153 5,017
Volume notes


Located on Tom Finney Way close to Preston North End's football ground, the Sumners is an attractive roadside site to the north of Preston town centre. situated opposite Fulwood Barracks.


Trade bar
Car park
Play area
Dining area
Function room
Trade kitchen
Trade patio

Current premises licence opening hours

Sunday to Thursday 10:00 - 00:30 Friday and Saturday 10:00 - 01:30

Contact Us

David Morgan

Business Development Manager

Call us today 01284 714 497

Apply online
“ The Sumners is an attractive community pub specialising in sport and food, we are looking for an experienced operator who can bring the pub back to the community. The site is close to Deepdale, Preston North End's football ground and as such is very busy on alternate Saturdays. ”