Run a Stonegate Pub - Bird In Hand Reading, Oxfordshire

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About the Pub

The Bird in Hand has a traditional style internal trading area creating a cosy feel. It provides a lounge bar with working Inglenook fireplace, snug, and a restaurant with 40 plus covers it has all the facilities for a great food led business. Externally the pub offers a delightful picturesque garden with a purpose-built pizza oven which back onto woods complete with tables and chairs and a built-in barbecue area. From its excellent catchment area, to being the perfect hotspot for people to explore the Chiltern Hills, this pub comes with a strong customer base and an even stronger reputation. It is vital for the new publican to be able to continue developing the strong base through developing the current offerings whilst also immersing themselves within the local community.

Business Information

Agreement: Retail Partnership Tenancy
Capital Startup: Est. £23000
Fixtures / Fittings: Est. £15000
Guide Rent: £40000 pa
Potential Turnover: £538000 pa

Regional Manager's Thoughts

The Bird in Hand is a highly regarded pub, in an excellent catchment area that requires a publican to drive the trade within this superbly located venue. The local area is popular with walkers throughout the year and we are now seeking a new publican who can maximise this business opportunity. The pub has the potential to attract a broad customer base from locals, passing trade and visitors to the area utilising all the income streams that this great business has to offer.

Surrounding Area

The Bird in Hand is situated in Sonning Common, on the B481 between Nettlebed and Caversham. It is just four miles from both Henley and Reading. The pub has a wide and varied catchment area with many visitors coming into the village to enjoy the woodlands. Serving as a meeting place to explore the Chiltern Hills nearest to the large town of Reading, Sonning Common has a community of volunteers who guide regular Sonning Common Health Walks. This has allowed the pub to generate a large amount of not only passing trade, but the local community also hold the pub in high regard.

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