Run a Stonegate Pub - William Harvey Ashford, Kent

About the Pub

The William Harvey is in the village of Willesborough, Kent. It’s a prominent pub with a spacious internal trading area, large beer garden and car park, which are perfect for accommodating locals and passing trade. Internally the pub is well-presented with three distinct trading areas and a central bar servery. The dining area can accommodate up to 18 covers, with space for a further 10 covers in the bar area. The trade kitchen is at the rear of the pub and is well presented with adequate equipment and space for storage. The pub has previously held live music on weekends and regular community events and parties. At the back of the pub is a large tarmac car park providing 30 spaces. To the side of the pub is a good size, enclosed beer garden, which includes some children's play equipment, ideal for attracting families. A separate patio is positioned to the front of the pub with space for several picnic style benches. The pub is a traditional local’s pub where regulars can enjoy a drink in the games room and families can enjoy some food in the dining room. The good sized private accommodation comprises three double bedrooms, a fourth bedroom or office, a bathroom, W.C and sitting room. These living quarters can be accessed via a private entrance to the rear of the pub.There is ample opportunity to drive footfall by attracting trade from visitors to the area through marketing the pub and developing the current offer. We are looking for an experienced publican or couple with knowledge of both wet and food trade, who can take this pub to the next level.

Business Information

Agreement: Retail Partnership Tenancy
Capital Startup: Est. £9500
Fixtures / Fittings: Est. £12000
Guide Rent: £14000 pa
Potential Turnover: £223000 pa

Regional Manager's Thoughts

Currently, the pub has a mixed customer base, from young couples and families to the older generation. It is well known as a friendly pub that offers sports, games and in-house activities. The new publican must build on community ties and develop the food trade to complement the wet sales.

Surrounding Area

The William Harvey is in Willesborough, a large village in Kent. The pub is local to Ashford Designer Outlet, The Ashford Tank and Wye National Nature Reserve, and benefits from the passing trade these attractions provide. The area surrounding the pub is purely residential with a mixture of older properties and some new build houses. The M20 and A2070 are within a five minute drive of the pub, allowing good access to the north of Kent and south coast.

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