Run a Stonegate Pub - Vivary Arms Taunton, Somerset

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About the Pub

The Vivary Arms is a Grade II Listed building and believed to be the oldest recorded pub in the town. There is so much character with this pub; exposed beams, sealed brick flooring and cobb walls make for a warm and homely touch. The business has been run previously by a publican for 16 years and has been well maintained throughout. The trade areas are spacious and can accommodate up to 40 covers. The main lounge area has an adjoining games room, alongside a dining room featuring wooden tables and chairs. Stonegate Pub Partners are seeking an experienced publican with catering skills to develop the food trade and push the business further.

Business Information

Agreement: Retail Partnership Tenancy
Capital Startup: Est. £10000
Fixtures / Fittings: Est. £10000
Guide Rent: £10000 pa
Potential Turnover: £267000 pa

Regional Manager's Thoughts

The customer base is made up of the local community and the Vivary Arms appeals to a broad range of customers, ranging from public bar trade with pool & darts teams, to the elder dining market. The trade is split 60/40 in favour of wet sales, with scope to improve the food offering. This is a stable and successful pub business showing healthy sales and profit. There is a great opportunity to develop this successful platform through destination food and therefore catering skills are a must.

Surrounding Area

Taunton is the historic county town of Somerset and is set in the Vale of Taunton Deane between the Blackdown and Quantock Hill areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Located approximately 50 miles south-west of Bristol and 35 miles of Exeter, the town is the principle retailing and administrative centre of Somerset and lies alongside the M5 Motorway. The pub occupies a prominent position on Wilton Street within a five minute walk of the town centre and central to a well regarded area of the town.

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