Run a Stonegate Pub - Sun Inn Newport, Isle of Wight

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About the Pub

The Sun Inn is located on a junction in the small rural village of Calbourne on the main road between Yarmouth and Newport. The pub works on a two-bar operation with a cosy locals bar area and separate restaurant area. The interior is traditionally decorated which adds to the natural charm of the pub with fireplaces containing log effect electric fires. The pub sits on a large plot and has a car park with parking for 40 cars and exterior garden trading area with a green house, four raised beds for growing fruit and vegetables and ample seating. The exterior beer garden is an ideal location for an afternoon drink during the summer months and can be utilised to gain extra trade. The village of Calbourne is a popular tourist area with a mixture of cottage rents and camp sites, bringing in plenty of visitor trade. The three-bedroom private accommodation is in good decorative order and has a kitchen, bathroom, and lounge. Stonegate Pub Partners are seeking a publican with food experience to immerse themselves within the local community.

Business Information

Agreement: Retail Partnership Tenancy
Capital Startup: Est. £15000
Fixtures / Fittings: Est. £12000
Guide Rent: £36000 pa
Potential Turnover: £386000 pa

Regional Manager's Thoughts

The Sun is traditional in appearance and would suit a good food led operator who can build both local and passing trade. In the summer the the food becomes a more popular target for customers whereas the takeaway offer is a hit during the winter months. The garden area provides a seasonal opportunity to utilise outdoor trade. This pub is the focal point of village life, and any new publican would need to embrace this and really immerse themselves within the local community.

Surrounding Area

The pub is considered semi-rural within the village of Calbourne, which is an affluent area of the island with a fairly elderly population. The road in the summer can get busy as it is used as a coach route to get to Freshwater and the Needles, which are considered major tourist attractions. In the last five years the pub has picked up trade from Tapnell Farm, a theme park with an inflatable water park, archery, and camping. Yarmouth is just a 10 minutes' drive away and has local shops and schools located there. Newport, the island capital is 15 minutes' drive away, which contains the main shopping area on the island.

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