Run a pub with Wells & Co - Golden Ball

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Key Highlights

  • Beautiful Traditional Thatched English Country Pub
  • Seperate 10 bedroom hotel 
  • Great location 2 miles from Junction 24 of the A14 and 10 miles from Cambridge City Centre
  • Ideal for an operator with a passion for great food and fanatstic all round hospitality


Pub Overview

The Golden Ball could be described as being the perfect country pub and if you visit this Cambridgeshire gem it’s hard to argue otherwise! It's clean yet rustic bar with high barn vaulted ceiling makes it a very unique building, 

Thoughtful drinks selection and highly regarded food menu, combined with 10 well-appointed ensuite rooms, all contribute to its well-earned reputation. The pub has everything it needs to maintain and develop the bustling trade under the right operator.

Corporate and bespoke events especially with the seperate hotel and a beautiful space to create a really special occasion are a real opportunity here.


The Golden Ball with ample parking to the front of the pub, boasts a traditional bar area that leads onto the wonderful well maintained and beautifully presented beer garden, a good-sized lounge & restaurant with a total of 100 covers and two delightful ‘snug’ areas that can be used for private dining and/or small meetings. The catering kitchen is well presented with an excellent selection of commercial catering equipment, and the beer cellar is off the back of the bar. The private accommodation comprises 2 bedrooms, a small kitchen, lounge and a bathroom with over bath shower.

Business Potential

An opportunity for an owner operator to continue with the high standards that have been set at the Golden Ball and take advantage of the opportunity to grow all business incomes streams from quality Cask Ales, Wine, Coffee, breakfast, lunch and evening menus. With the Golden Balls proximity to the A14, Cambridge, St Ives and Huntingdon there is also a real opportunity to development the letting room side of the business to the corporate and the leisure market. As well as having Newmarket Racecourse only 20 miles away there is also an opportunity for further business to be untapped. The pub needs enhance the local reputation with good social media presence promoting the Golden Ball as an owner operated business. The Fair Maintainable Turnover is over £777,000 with a split of 24/59/17 wet/food/rooms, & rent of £68,000 with estimated profit before drawings of £76,800 per year.

Suitable Applicants

Operators suitable for The Golden Ball will have proven experience in operating a quality food-led business with letting rooms. Maintaining the pub’s warm and friendly atmosphere will be key, as will a passion for first class customer service and a desire to maintain The Golden Ball’s enviable position at the heart of the local community. Sound marketing skills will be equally important in attracting visitors from further afield especially the corporate clientele.





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