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Well Established Cafe For Sale

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

  • Asking Price: £64,950 +SAV
  • Turnover: We are advised the business generated a turnover of circa £220,000 as of 2021, further financial information can be made available upon request.

    Please quote reference B06511

  • Tenure: Leasehold

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Please quote reference B06511

Hilton Smythe are pleased to have been given the opportunity to manage the sale of Knobbly Cob Café & Sandwich Bar which is a well-established Café / Takeaway with a renowned reputation amongst local residents. This is a superb opportunity to take on a popular and unusually busy local business in an area teeming with customers.

This is definitely not your average café!

There has been a café at these premises for over 25 years and the current owners have run it for the last 18 months. The business has flourished under their ownership accruing many regular customers and a burgeoning reputation, the business has been a real labour of love for them

The business is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with a heavy heart only due to other personal commitments. The vendors are  keen to see their beloved Café pass to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner (s) who can take this already thriving business to the next level.

Knobbly Cob Cafe  prides itself on the quality of its food which is freshly prepared on the premises using local ingredients wherever possible. The menu includes traditional staples such as:

  • Breakfasts
  • Hot and cold drinks
  • Lunches
  • Sub Rolls
  • Salads Boxes
  • Deli sandwiches
  • Baguettes
  • Hot roast pork with apple sauce
  • Cakes and pastries
  • Daily specials
  • Pasta Bakes
  • Lasagne
  • Roast Turkey with cranberry
The business has an impressive number of regular customers, many of whom are known on a first name basis by the current owners who are a popular and well-respected members of the local community.

The business has recently signed up with Just Eat, Uber Eats and Deliveroo and this has had a significant effect on weekly takings and is increasing week on week at an impressive pace. For catering events the business offers a buffet menu including a wide variety of high quality and nutritious meals to ensure a truly special occasion for their customers.

The business enjoys great visibility on the internet via websites such as www.tripadvisor.co,uk, www.yell.com, www.192.com, www.thomsonlocal.com and also their own website www.knobblycob.co.uk.

Scope to improve

  • Advertising and marketing campaign, a leaflet drop locally yields good results
  • Maximise the use of social media
  • Extend the opening hours, perhaps opening as a bistro or pizzeria in the evenings
  • Introduce a customer loyalty scheme
  • Opening Sunday’s could add an additional income
Reasons to Buy

  • A well-established business with an enviable reputation and many existing customers
  • All fixtures and fittings included making this a real Turnkey business opportunity
  • Ideal owner managed or partnership business
  • Priced to facilitate a quick sale.
Hilton Smythe highly advise early enquiry to avoid disappointment.

This great business is likely to attract considerable interest. Opportunities like this don’t come along often!

The business is run and managed by 2 full time and 2 part time staff members.

The business trading hours are as followed:

Monday to Sunday - 07:00am - 16:00pm

Knobbly Cob Café & Sandwich Bar is located in Gloucester.

Gloucester is a cathedral city and the county town of Gloucestershire in the South West of England. Gloucester lies on the River Severn between the Cotswold to the east and the Forest Of Dean to the west, 19 miles east of Monmouth and 17 miles east of the border with Wales.

Economically, the city is dominated by the service industries, and has strong research, distribution and light industrial sectors, historically it was prominent in the aerospace industry.

The M5 motorway runs east of the city bounds, Junction 12 serves south Gloucester and Quedgely, Junction 11A serves central Gloucester and Junction 11 serves north Gloucester. The A38 runs north-south through the city with Tewkesbury and Bristol. The A40 runs west to east connecting Gloucester with Cheltenham to the east and the Forest of Dean and South Wales to the west.

The business is ideally situated in the centre of the city and sits alongside other complimentary retail businesses and thus benefits from high levels of footfall and passing trade along with regular custom.

The business is beautifully presented and fastidiously maintained with clear visible signage and distinctive livery. There are a number of inexpensive public car parks within easy walking distance of the premises.

The business offers easily managed, yet very good-sized premises over 4 floors, with the ground floor alone being approximately 40 sqm. 

The ground floor consists of:

  • Main café area
  • Large kitchen
  • Preparation area 
  • Storage.
On the first floor:

  • Main seating area 16 covers
  • WC 
  • Storage. 
This continues to the second floor with:

  • Large office space
  • Staff room 
  • Storage 
The third floor which is mainly used as a very spacious storage area. 

There is a good quality range of equipment included within the sale as follows:

  • Tables and chairs for up to 36 covers to include handmade chunky tables 
  • 3 x upright freezers
  • 1 x upright fridge 
  • 1 x deck fridge
  • Serve over counter
  • Electric oven
  • Microwave
  • Electric ring with 2 hobs
  • Toaster
  • Till
  • Panini machine
  • 2 x griddles
  • Commercial dishwasher
  • 2 group head coffee machines
  • Stainless steel drinks chiller
  • Commercial vegetable chopper
  • Juicer 
  • Outside winter tables and chairs
  • CCTV with 3 cameras
  • Security and fire alarms
  • A range of outside catering equipment and more
An internal viewing is a must to appreciate what’s on offer for the discerning purchaser.

Tenure
We are advised the business is being sold on a Leasehold basis with 8 years remaining on the Lease, the rent is £17,500 per annum.

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