Run a Stonegate Pub - Wheatsheaf Inn Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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About the Pub

The Wheatsheaf Inn is reputed to be 700 years old situated in the South Cotswold village of Oaksey. The pub is stunning throughout, with laminate flooring, colourful décor and exposed brick walls. There is also unique old features dotted around the pub which add character and show the pubs age. It is a warm welcoming pub full of sophistication and charm with a great reputation for food. Leading in from the front entrance there is a split level open plan bar and dining area, accommodating up to 25 people. An open fire place, stone hearth and beamed ceilings, along with a combination of tables, tall chairs and comfortable fixed seating add to the traditional and homely setting. There is also a small snug which can seat six to eight people, suitable for small dinner parties and a partition separates an informal dining area with wood block flooring and exposed stone walls. To the rear is a formal dining area which is more modern in style, with seating for up to 30 covers. This is catered for by a commercial kitchen that is well-equipped with a range of stainless steel appliances. A separate outbuilding opposite the main entrance contains the skittle alley and this could be a developable space subject to any necessary permissions. A gravel entrance alongside the pub provides access to the rear car park with space for approximately 14 vehicles. The pub also benefits from a patio area to the front with traditional wooden benches for up to 25 people and a lovely shaded patio area to the rea for a further 20 and is perfect for al fresco dining in the warmer months. The private accommodation consists of a large lounge, one double bedroom, one single bedroom/office, bathroom with corner bath and shower. Stonegate Pub Partners are now seeking an experienced publican with catering knowledge who can add to the already vibrant trade.

Business Information

Agreement: Retail Partnership Tenancy
Capital Startup: Est. £11500
Fixtures / Fittings: Est. £16000
Guide Rent: £17500 pa
Potential Turnover: £345000 pa

Regional Manager's Thoughts

The pub has a loyal following and the current publicans have a well established trade base. A new publican is required to work together to maintain and grow this excellent base. The village is a great place to live and the Wheatsheaf would suit a couple looking for their own pub business in an idyllic setting.

Surrounding Area

Oaksey is a friendly village with idyllic surroundings and an affluent customer base. Country walks and footpaths give ample opportunity for relaxation whilst a few miles away is the Cotswold Water Park. The pub is ideally located for tourists and visitors to the area, with close links to the A419 and A429.

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