Licensee - Shrewsbury

New River
Business Opportunity
08 Aug 2017
18 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Charles Darwin - Shrewsbury

Ingoing Cost: £15,000.00

Rent: £18,100.00

Agreement Type: Tenancy

Reference Number: 300575 / 3404

The stated ingoing figures are correct at point of advertising. Please be aware there may be additional costs.

Community site with a truly sporty outlook.

Property Features:

Located just off the B4380 and within 5 minutes of the A5, The Charles Darwin is located in residential estate to the south east of the town centre and was known as the 100th pub of Shrewsbury when it opened in 1967. There is a local neighbourhood shopping arcade opposite the site attracting local convenience shoppers to the area. There is much to attract trade to this stunning part of the country not least Attingham Park, an 18th Century mansion and estate built in 1785 and now owned by the National Trust and Shrewsbury Town Football Club is a mere 15 minute walk from the pub.

The site is traditionally divided into a Bar and Lounge area serving the different needs of the community. There is also a catering kitchen on site which could easily increase income under the right operator. On site there is a well used pool area, darts ochy and area set aside for team games.

There is a very pleasant external drinking area to the front of the pub as well as a car park with a smoking solution also available.

Trading Style:

The Charles Darwin is at the heart of the local community and has a large number of Pub Teams (Darts/Pool/Ladies Darts/Sunday Pool etc) which play out of the pub. The new operator needs to drive the sports offer at the pub and be a genuine participant in the pub's teams. Supporting Shrewsbury Town would be an advantage so you can share the joy and misery with the locals!

A licensee who is a participant or if not, very keen on all kinds of pub games - Pool and Darts in particular - and who is a little bit mad about all sports will really succeed here as sports will play a huge part in the sites appeal. In addition some catering experience would be an advantage as there is an opportunity to introduce a limited but quality food offer particularly around Sunday Lunches and Pre-Football snacks to the lounge side which has over 30 covers.

A Cooperative Convenience Store has been built on part of the site and is due to be completed within the next 4 months, and this will attract and enhance footfall to the immediate area.

A small refurbishment is planned to update the décor of the site internally and externally.

Private Accommodation:

This consists of a large 3 double bedroom flat with lounge, kitchen, bathroom and separate WC and has private access from the exterior and access internally from the rear service areas.

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