Run a Stonegate Pub - White Lion Newport, Isle of Wight

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About the Pub

The White Lion is a charming and characterful pub that dates back two centuries and sits on the main road just three miles south of Newport in the village of Arreton. This is a food destination site that benefits well from tourists and locals. The internal trading area is beautifully presented with wooden floors, real fuel burning fire places and a cosy, traditional bar. The décor is in neutral, tasteful colours to give a relaxed dining experience, with quirky fixtures and fittings. There are up to 72 covers throughout the pub with the majority dedicated to dining and a further 26 in the upper restaurant area. The pub benefits from a large fully fitted trade kitchen as you would expect for a food led destination pub. Externally, there is an adequately sized patio style garden area to the rear of the pub with seating for 24 covers. This has been sectioned off from the car park and road area with fencing and is tastefully presented with rattan furniture and patio pots. The private accommodation runs along the whole of the pub with a large lounge, three bedrooms, an office, kitchen and bathroom.

Business Information

Agreement: Fixed Term Tenancy
Capital Startup: Est. £12250
Fixtures / Fittings: Est. £20000
Guide Rent: £30000 pa
Potential Turnover: £400000 pa

Regional Manager's Thoughts

The White Lion is a long, white fronted pub which has great kerb appeal and can be easily seen from the main road. It is a food destination site and represents all that is a traditional country pub. I am looking for an experienced food operator to take on this business who can drive trade via social media and online marketing, and provide a substantial food offer from the trade kitchen. The ideal publican would be able to cope with the seasonal variations in trade from the busy summer season, but sustain the business with the destination food trade during the winter months.

Surrounding Area

The White Lion is situated in the heart of Arreton village on the Isle of Wight. The pub sits on a main through road to the east side of the island in a more rural area, just south of Newport. The pub is next to a primary school and Arreton Barns which is a craft centre and has the Maritime Museum and south of Robin Hill adventure park so has tourist areas close by including seaside towns; Shanklin and Sandown. Due to its location, the White Lion is a drive to destination site but also draws trade from local residents.

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