Craft Beer/Restaurant and Music Venue Business
Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Craft Taproom, an extremely highly rated, real ale house and live music venue, ideally located in the heart of Smithdown.
Craft Taproom was established by our client in 2017 and has quickly built an excellent reputation within the area, with a huge amount of word of mouth recommendations and a regular client base. Only now is the business offered to the market as our clients are looking to focus on other business ventures.
The business currently stocks a large selection of real ales, lagers, spirits and wines, cask ales with the ales being most popular. There are 60 + covers, with booths, a dance floor and bar stools. Our client advised with planning permission there is potential to create a roof top terrace.
When the business initially opened the menu was traditional pub lunch and gourmet burgers, however the business has recently changed to a vegan menu, leaving the new owner the option to swap and change menus as they see fit. The current owners are not Chefs and they rent out the kitchen to 2 Chefs, which is on a verbal agreement.
Craft Taproom boasts a 5 star google review status with customers stating ‘Great vibe and great staff. Also a good selection of craft ales but also a selection of spirits’ and ‘Amazing food, excellent choice of beers and nice chilled vibe. One of my favorite places'.
Our client is offering a hand over period to ensure the continued success of the business.
Reasons to buy
- Excellent reputation (with handover period offered)
- Very little completion in the area
- High amount of regular customers
- Potential to also rent 1st floor as living accommodation
- Low overheads and exceptionally low rent
This is a fantastic opportunity that is not to be missed.
Viewings are by appointment only and all enquiries are to be directed to Hilton Smythe.
Craft Taproom generates a turnover of £320,000 as of the 2018/2019 accounts.
The business is currently owner ran with 2 part time staff members.
The business currently opens:-
Monday and Tuesday 4.00pm to 12.00am
Wednesday and Thursday 4.00pm to 12.00am
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12.00pm to 12.00am.
Craft Taproom is situated on Smithdown Road, Liverpool.
The business is surrounded by complimentary shops and residential areas, benefiting from a high volume of footfall and passing trade. The business further benefits from ample free side street parking and nearby free carparks.
The area of the business is well-served by the public transport system, with bus stops within easy walking distance of the property and bus links to nearby towns.
The area is also well served by the A-roads within easy driving distance, which links to the M65 – M62 Motorway.
Craft Taproom occupies an excellent central location attracting a large amount of footfall, with excellent eye caching signage. Also benefitting from ample free parking within the proximity
Circa 489sq m.
The business is traditionally styled with bespoke lighting and décor – bar area to the left and stage area to the right of the premises.
Male and female wc
Equipment included in the sale
- Tables and chairs
- Till system and card reader
- Double drinks display fridges
- Total of 23 lines
We are advised the premises is leasehold with 13 years remaining on the current lease
The annual rent is £16,000
The business further benefits from discounted rates.