Run a Stonegate Pub - County Members Hythe, Kent

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About the Pub

The County Members is a charming and traditional, local’s pub which lies in the delightful village of Lympne, Kent. The pub is ideally positioned near to popular tourist attractions including the WWII Battle of Britain aerodrome and Howlett's Port Lympne Animal Park, allowing for plenty of trading opportunities. The pubs strong home cooked food and great selection of beer makes the County Members a destination pub for locals. The trade area is open plan with one main bar servery in the lounge area which has loose seating for up to 30 covers. There is a separate smaller bar with 12 covers which leads into the pool room and a conservatory area with 20 covers with easy access to the trade kitchen. The kitchen is a good size and has direct access to the bar and a service door into the dining area. There is potential for the new publican to refresh the internal décor to renew its appeal should they wish. To the side of the pub is a patio area with bench seating for up to 20 customers. The other side of the pub has a hidden garden which has another 30 covers with access from the main bar. A conveniently sized car park is located to the front of the pub with space for up to 18 cars. The private accommodation is a good size and comprises of three bedrooms, lounge and kitchen, with the master bedroom is en-suite. Stonegate Pub Partners are now seeking an experienced cater who can continue and develop the strong food offer.

Business Information

Agreement: Retail Partnership Tenancy
Capital Startup: Est. £16750
Fixtures / Fittings: Est. £17000
Guide Rent: £45000 pa
Potential Turnover: £512000 pa

Regional Manager's Thoughts

The pub is very popular, with a mixed trade made up of local villagers and destination diners, built up by the out-going publicans. There is a good mixture of wet and dry trade with a great selection of drinks and traditional home cooked dishes. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced caterer who can continue to grow the established trade through a strong food offer.

Surrounding Area

The County Members is situated in the village of Lympne, a charming village on the former shallow-gradient sea cliffs above the expansive agricultural plain of Romney Marsh in Kent. The pub lies opposite the WWII Battle of Britain aerodrome of Lympne and is convenient for Howlett's Port Lympne Animal Park just three minutes’ drive away.

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