Run a Stonegate Pub - College Arms Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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About the Pub

The College Arms is a fantastic business popular with those passing by as well as the locals from the charming village of Lower Quinton. On entrance to the pub, you are welcomed into a main bar area which provides covers for around 25 people- a classic get-together room with old beams, exposed Cotswold stone walls and a magnificent log fire providing the backdrop to ale drinking, dominoes and quiz nights. The U-shaped bar also serves the restaurant where the theme continues with walls being a mix of part exposed stone and part decorative wood panel, along with beamed ceilings and parquet flooring; an amazing place to dine, seating 50 covers. A side entrance doorway leads to the games room which has plenty of space for the pool table, darts board, and is again laid out on another lovely flagstone floor. The lounge has seating arranged around one of the many original inglenook fireplaces incorporated throughout the property; glass doors open out from the 60-cover lounge onto a picture-perfect patio and garden. The refectory room is ideal for private functions, opening up onto its own private garden providing the means and flexibility to accommodate gatherings and special occasions. Accessible from the bar or a private entrance, all five en-suite letting rooms have televisions, free Wi-Fi, and views that provide guests with a real home-from-home feeling. A nice addition is the self-contained apartment to the rear of the building, which comprises a lounge/kitchen space, separate double bedroom and bathroom. The catering kitchen that comes with a full range of stainless-steel equipment is core to the delivery of the pub’s already substantial food offer. There is also a storage shed, a large double garage and a car park to the side which has space for 15 vehicles. Stonegate Pub Partners are now seeking an experienced publican who can run a business with multiple revenue streams particularly capable of producing a high quality food offer.

Business Information

Agreement: Retail Partnership Tenancy
Capital Startup: Est. £17750
Fixtures / Fittings: Est. £25000
Guide Rent: £47000 pa
Potential Turnover: £483000 pa

Regional Manager's Thoughts

Customers will travel from afar to enjoy everything the College Arms has to offer; therefore, it is imperative that hospitality lies at the heart of this operation. The successful applicant will be able to impart their expertise to ensure this landmark establishment delivers on every front. A sound knowledge of catering is paramount, as is previous letting experience. A good range of quality cask ales should always be on offer to ensure that the local customer base receive the best possible service. Lower Quinton is the ultimate rural escape, and the College Arms is a true representation of all that is great about English country inns. Together, this makes for an enticing proposition.

Surrounding Area

The civil parish of Lower Quinton is on the lower slopes of Meon Hill and falls under the Cotswolds Area of natural beauty. The pub is situated in the heart of the village overlooking the Parish Council owned village green, which can be used by the pub. The local duck pond beside the pub is home to all sorts of wildlife throughout the seasons. An eclectic mix of ornate residential housing occupies the immediate country roads that adjoin with Back Lane. The Cotswold wool town of Chipping Campden with its antique shops and tea rooms is no more than a 15-minute drive away.

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