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Well established Tapas & Wine Bar business for sale

macclesfield, Cheshire

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For Sale

£250,000 +SAV

Ref: B06445



Please quote reference B06445

Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market, Lilac Cottage Tapas & Wine Bar.

There has been a Pub / Restaurant business at these premises for many years. The current owners have run it successfully and lucratively since 2019, when after many years in the hospitality industry they achieved their dream of running their own upmarket bar and restaurant business.

The business has been a runaway success for them despite the exceptional pressure from the pandemic and the business has accrued many new customers and a fantastic reputation whilst under their ownership.

The business is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with heavy hearts only due to the vendors wish to spend more time with their young family, they are keen to see their beloved restaurant and wine bar pass to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner who can take this already thriving business to the next level.

Set in a grade 2 listed cottage in the leafy Cheshire village of Prestbury, Lilac Cottage features an oak beamed dining room and beautiful outdoor garden terrace where food and drink can be enjoyed in warmer months.

The business believes that food is best shared amongst friends and family and the team ethos is to deliver the very best customer care and service, from helping with menu choices and wine recommendations, to creating delicious and flavoursome dishes cooked with passion and served in a friendly but efficient manner.

The business believes that food is best shared amongst friends and family and the team ethos is to deliver the very best customer care and service, from helping with menu choices and wine recommendations, to creating delicious and flavoursome dishes cooked with passion and served in a friendly but efficient manner.

All food is freshly prepared on the premises using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.

Kids under 5 eat for free at lunchtimes and under 12s can get a smaller size portion with fries or rice meaning that their customers children can eat healthily.

Takeaways are available during opening times to be picked up.

The extensive menu includes;

  • Breads, dips and boards
  • Salads
  • Vegetarian options
  • Seafood
  • Meat dishes
  • Grill
  • Burgers
  • Luxury homemade hot sandwiches and fries
  • Tapas meals
  • Yummy desserts
Additionally the business offers a range of events and theme evenings and also caters for private events and parties including events for up to 30 people in their popular marquee.

The sale will include the company website (lilaccottageprestbury.com) which has an online booking facility, Facebook and Instagram pages and the business enjoys great visibility on the internet.

The business enjoys impressive reviews such as;

  • “Really love coming here! The food is always absolutely excellent, the staff are lovely and it’s reasonably priced. Highly recommended“
  • “This place never fails to deliver! Lovely meal but definitely need to promote your desserts more, they were amazing!”
  • “Fantastic food and great value. I can even take my little dog in who sits patiently under the table waiting for treats but unfortunately for him there is never anything left! Hosts are lovely, welcoming and I cannot recommend highly enough for a fab meal in Prestbury“
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
  • Prime trading position in a highly sought after area.
  • Current owners happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success.
Hilton Smythe highly recommend early enquiry to avoid disappointment

This exceptional business is likely to attract considerable interest.

We are advised that the business generates a turnover in the region of £780,000. Full financials can be made available upon further request. 

Please quote reference B06445

We are advised that the business 3 full-time and 3 part-time kitchen staff members. The business also has 5 full-time and 2 part-time front of house staff members. 

The business hours are -

Monday – 13:00 – 22:00
Tuesday – 13:00 – 22:00
Wednesday – 13:00 – 22:00
Thursday – 13:00 – 00:00
Friday – 13:00 – 00:00
Saturday - 13:00 – 00:00
Sunday - 13:00 – 20:00

Lilac Cottage Tapas & Wine Bar is located in Prestbury.

Prestbury is a village and civil parish in Cheshire about 1.5 miles north of Macclesfield. At the 2011 census it had a population of 3,471. Alongside fellow Cheshire Golden Triangle villages, Wilmslow and Alderley Edge, it is one of the more sought after places in the north.

The village is popular with sporting celebrities. Over the last 5 years huge houses have been built by cricketer Andrew (Freddie) Flintoff and footballers Wayne Rooney and Stephen Ireland. Other residents include footballers Owen Hargreaves and Robbie Savage, Slade guitarist Noddy Holder and BBC commentator Alan Green.

The business is ideally positioned in the centre of the business opposite a lovely green and is beautifully presented and maintained with clear visible signage.

Lilac Cottage occupies two floors of an attractive former cottage that is grade 2 listed and is a bit of a labyrinth and definitely not your normal characterless type of eateries.

From the main entrance one enters the main dining area and bar, the tables and chairs were specially commissioned and made by a local Cheshire artist at considerable cost and currently provide 42 covers but can seat up to 55 at busier times and Christmas etc. The business was fully redecorated less than 12 months ago and is quirky with candles and fairy lights.

The bar area had bar stools prior to the pandemic and these could now be reinstated to provide more seating. The bar is fully equipped to suit the trade with a glass wash, two glass fronted drinks chillers with double doors, two drafts on and ample room for more if required.

There is a comprehensively equipped catering kitchen with 6 burner gas hob and oven, 2 double door fridges, 1 single door freezer, a chest freezer, 4 pizza ovens, a heated pass area, saladette fridge, pot wash area, microwave ovens and two twin basket fryers.

To the first floor are gents and ladies toilets. The ladies toilets also include baby changing facilities.

There is a Snug Bar which is an intimate room for private dining or just drinks and also provides a spill over area on busy weekend evenings for a further 3 or 4 tables. This room features low ceilings, a generous bar with room for 2 or 3 drafts if required and a feature fireplace with living flame fire. This room is illuminated by candles which adds to its appeal and popularity.

There are two generous storage rooms which offer the potential to be incorporated into the restaurant and bar areas. One of these rooms is used as a staff room and also contains a chest freezer and double door wine fridge whilst the other room is currently used for the storing of wines and drinks etc.

A particular feature of this business is the outside areas. There is a secret garden which was voted by Cheshire Life Magazine as one of the best places to eat in Cheshire!

This is fully heated and seated marquee area with abundant flowers and cosy benches complete with throws and cushions and adorned with pretty fairy lights. From March to October this area has 45 covers and from October to March 28 covers. This particular area of the business is extremely popular and gets booked out all through the year and already has Christmas bookings such is its allure. This area is so popular that customers travel from Manchester and Stoke On Trent to experience it’s special and unique ambience.

We are advised that the business is being sold on a Leasehold basis, with 26 years remaining on the lease. The rent is £39,000 per annum and has £0 rates payable. 

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