Run a Stonegate Pub - Royal Oak Lingfield, Surrey

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About the Pub

The Royal Oak is a two-storey public house with separate barn area, the business has two distinct trading areas with a quality traditional bar & separate area for dining. The open plan layout is very well-presented and lends itself to two trading rooms conveniently serviced by one bar servery. The lounge bar comfortably sits 20 guests and is a great space to enjoy a relaxing drink and a catch up with friends. The dining room has a brighter and more modern feel with a mixture of eclectic loose seating for 30 covers, and large double doors leading onto the well-kept patio. Previously this area has also been used for private functions, family celebrations and live entertainment which has a good local following. The commercial kitchen is easily accessed and well-equipped and is more than capable of providing a quality food offering that is considered essential for this business. To the front of the pub is a well-kept with an area used for picnic tables and planted pots directly outside, allowing customers to enjoy a drink and watch the world go by. This space has massive scope for development by introducing more seating to allow customers to enjoy al a carte dining or a relaxing drink during the summer months. The private accommodation three-bedroom, lounge and kitchen, ideal for a family. Stonegate Pub Partners are seeking a new starter or experienced publican to utilise the fantastic amenities this pub has to offer.

Business Information

Agreement: Fixed Term Tenancy
Capital Startup: Est. £9250
Fixtures / Fittings: Est. £10000
Guide Rent: £21000 pa
Potential Turnover: £297000 pa

Regional Manager's Thoughts

The Royal Oak has a growing reputation for excellent cask ales, well priced quality food and fantastic hospitality. The pub is located in the heart of the community and the trade is very much local, however there is opportunity to gain additional trade from the nearby Lingfield racecourse and people visiting the area and surrounding villages. The Royal Oak would suit either a good starter pub or an experienced publican looking to fully-utilise their experience to maximise income opportunity.

Surrounding Area

The Royal Oak is located just 25 miles south of central London in the semi-rural village of Dormansland. Approximately one mile south of the town of Lingfield in Surrey, bordered on the east by Kent and on the south by West and East Sussex. The nearest town is East Grinstead, immediately across the West Sussex border which adjoins Dormans Park. The Royal Oak is within walking distance of all the usual local amenities including the village shop and post office providing a decent footfall to the pub. The pub benefits from the annual Dormansland carnival which is hugely popular and brings additional trade to the area.

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