Locally Renowned Pub, Restaurant & Campsite Business
- Asking Price: £82,500 +SAV
Horse & Jockey generates an advised current turnover of circa £255,000 as of the 2019 accounts with a gross profit of approximately 46%. The business continues to grow at an impressive pace.
- Tenure: Leasehold
Hilton Smythe are pleased to have been given the opportunity to manage the sale of Horse & Jockey which is a well-established Pub, Restaurant and Campsite with a renowned reputation amongst residents. This is a superb opportunity to take on a high turnover local business in an area teeming with customers.
There has been a pub at this site since 1824 and the current owners have run it successfully and lucratively for the last 2 years or so and it has been a real labour of love for them. The business has thrived under their ownership and has seen a considerable increase in turnover and has accrued many additional regular customers and enjoyed a burgeoning reputation.
The business is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with heavy hearts only due to personal circumstances. The vendors are keen to see their beloved Pub Restaurant pass to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner (s) who can take this already thriving business to the next level.
Horse & Jockey is a welcoming country pub that offers a warm welcome with a traditional bar and open fires or a cosy snug. Customers can relax in the lounge or play board games with their families and friends. The business also has a skittle alley that can be hired. Horse & Jockey is dog friendly.
Rooms can be hired for a variety of occasions, celebrations, corporate events, Breakfast meetings, afternoon or evening meetings. Horse & Jockey offers a tailor-made package for weddings, christenings, funerals and other celebrations.
The business offers great food that is freshly prepared on the premises using local ingredients wherever possible and includes:
- Morning Coffee.
- Afternoon Teas.
- Light bites.
- Popular Sunday Carvery.
Additionally, Horse & Jockey offers camping facilities. The camp site has 18 pitches with electric hook ups available and an outside toilet. It really is the perfect spot for a peaceful few days or perhaps a rally.
The business holds several themed events throughout the year which are advertised on their website and Facebook page.
The sale will include the company website and Facebook page and the business great visibility on the internet via various reviewer websites.
Reasons to buy:
- A well-established business with an enviable reputation and many existing customers.
- Prime trading position in the lovely Warwickshire countryside.
- All fixtures and fittings included making this a real Turnkey business opportunity.
- Ideal owner managed or partnership business.
- Current owners happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success.
This lovely little business is likely to attract considerable interest.
The business is owner ran and managed with 9 part time memebers of staff
Monday to Saturday 12:00 – 23:00
Sunday 12:00 – 20:30.
Tuesday to Saturday 12:00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 21:00
Horse & Jockey is in Bentley.
Bentley is a village and civil parish in the North Warwickshire district of Warwickshire about 2 miles south west of Atherstone.
The business occupies a prominent main road position and is in a semi-rural position backing on to open countryside with lovely and far reaching views. The business is close to the A5, Merevale Hall and the NEC.
Horse & Jockey is nicely presented with clear visible signage and distinctive livery. There is generous free parking to the side and rear of the premises.
Horse and Jockey occupies a substantial, detached Victorian property and briefly comprises:
Lovely traditional bar with windows to front, beamed ceilings, perimeter seating, tiled floor, wood panelling to dado height, feature brick fireplace with open grate, tongue and grooved retro bar with 10 dispensing points. This room has been left in an original condition at the request of the locals and is dog and welly friendly.
Cosy rear room with feature fireplace with open grate and tiled floor.
Bar / Lounge
Traditional bar with many period details including feature beamed ceiling, a comfortable and inviting room with bespoke bar
A fantastic room with vaulted and heaving beamed ceiling, feature exposed brick walls, feature lighting, cosy alcove to the far end creating an intimate dining experience, nice quality tables and chairs currently providing approximately 44 covers but with room for approximately 79. Feature fireplace with wood burner.
Hunters Room Restaurant
Further restaurant area with 20 covers, heavily beamed ceiling, a light and airy room.
An immaculate and comprehensively equipped catering kitchen which has been refitted at considerable cost, vinyl non slip flooring, 6 burner cooker with oven, full extraction system with stainless steel canopy, stainless steel preparation tables, Bain Marie, Carvery Counters, industrial dish washer, stainless steel dining and drainer, separate hand wash basin, walk in dry goods storage room.
Light and airy and immaculately presented, 1 large upright freezer, large chest freezer, smaller chest freezer, meat fridge, commercial fridge, perimeter shelving, 2 microwaves
Disabled Toilet and separate Ladies and Gents toilets.
First Floor Owners Accommodation.
Generous and nicely decorated room with windows to front, feature fireplace
Fully fitted modern kitchen with boiler and window leading to a small roof terrace.
Good sized double with built in cupboard and feature fireplace
Double with built in wardrobe
Single with window to rear and offering potential as a home office
With modern, close coupled suite, bath with electric Gainsborough shower over and vanity unit.
The gardens are a feature of this business. There is an enclosed garden to the rear of the premises mainly laid to lawn with several tables and matching chairs and magnificent views over open farmland to the rear. There is a brick-built customer toilet block and a brick built detached store.
The entire plot is approximately 2 acres and includes a large gravelled car park and a large field for campers and caravan nets with 12 electric hook-ups with a further 4 if required via an external adaptor. There is a drinking water facility and a chemical toilet disposal point.
The premises are circa 391sqm.
We are advised that Horse & Jockey is being sold as a leasehold business opportunity.
The existing lease has approximately 5 ½ years remaining and we are advised that the landlord would be happy to negotiate a mutually acceptable lease with a new owner.
The current rent is £25,080 per annum which is reasonable given the size and location of the premises.
We are advised that the business benefits from being exempt from business rates.