White Mare Beckermet

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Pub Overview

Chocolate Box Village Pub - Fantastic Multiple Income Stream Business

The White Mare is a lovely country pub with eight letting rooms in the hamlet of Beckermet, Cumbria. Beckermet sits just off the A595, near the west coastline, 9 miles south of Whitehaven, 2 miles north of Sellafield Nuclear Plant and on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Refurbished by Star Pubs and Bars in 2015 to a high standard, the traditional coaching inn offers locals, tourists and business travellers a relaxing, warm and friendly atmosphere to enjoy a sociable drink, tasty meal or peaceful night's sleep.

Currently the White Mare offers high quality fine dining and homemade wholesome menus alongside a well-stocked bar of premium beers, spirits and wines. The current offer works well, garnering the operator numerous awards, but there is opportunity to increase trade from locals by developing the community appeal, including a more varied events calendar beyond the current live sports offer.

BDM Vision:

The White Mare is a chocolate box village pub with multiple income streams in a fantastic location and perfectly positioned to make the most of the Coast to Coast walk and Lake District National Park. This is a great opportunity to take on a lifestyle pub in a pretty hamlet location.

Experienced Food Operator Wanted

The White Mare is ideal for an owner/operator, preferably with chef skills who can maintain the high quality food standards, whilst bringing your own personality to the menu. You should be able to maintain the destination appeal of the pub whilst increasing the local appeal.


  • Catering Kitchen
  • Foundation Tenancy
  • Letting Rooms
  • Live Sports
  • Car Park
  • Outdoor Trade
  • Private Accommodation

Trading Area & Facilities

In 2015 the White Mare underwent a major refurbishment by Star Pubs and Bars to allow the pub to reach its full potential.

Internally, the White Mare has a contemporary country pub decor with mixed seating, exposed ceiling beams and feature open fires at each end of the pub. The layout is open plan with a bar/reception area to one side for drinking and casual dining and a restaurant area to the other side. The fully equipped kitchen caters for 60 covers.

The pub has eight stylish en-suite letting rooms, uniquely and finely furnished.

Externally, the pub has an appealing, well maintained white painted facade with stylish grey accents and signage. There is a patio area to the front, which is partially under cover with tables and chairs and a large grassy beer garden with picnic benches to the side to make the most of the summer months. The pub has a car park to the front.

Private Accommodation

The private accommodation is of an excellent standard and consists of three bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and bathroom. Where required appropriate works will be carried out in line with the Star Pubs & Bars Ready to Trade promise.

Pub Financials

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Deposit £
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Estimated Minimum Ingoing Costs £

The above figures are provided as a guide only and will be finalised as part of the commercial agreement. All figures quoted are exclusive of VAT.

Estimated Working Capital is an estimate of key start-up costs such as professional fees, training fee, premises license fee, F&F valuation fee & till floats. There will be additional ongoing charges payable during the term of the agreement such as property maintenance, repairs fund, SmartDispense. These costs will be outlined prior to completing a business plan and finalised at Heads of Terms.

The calculation of the Estimated Minimum Ingoing Costs assumes a minimum deposit of 1 month's rent and that fixtures and fittings (F&F) are rented. The subsequent deposit build up and F&F rental costs should be included in your financial assumptions in your business plan. Note that on FRI and Investment Tenancy Agreements deposits will always be 3 month's rent in advance and fixtures and fittings (F&F) must always be purchased. A deposit of 6 month's rent will be required for operators trading under a Limited Company with no Guarantors. In order to ensure a successful start-up, all applicants must have a minimum £10,000 un-borrowed funds.

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