Winking Owl Aviemore

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Pub Overview

Scenic location, with stunning views of the beautiful cairngorm mountains.

What would you do with this pub to make it even more of a success?

The area

The Winking Owl is in Aviemore, the popular holiday destination in the centre of the Cairngorms National Park. The town attracts visitors throughout the year with snow sports being the big winter draw, along with walking, cycling, climbing and a whole host of other outdoor activities throughout the year.

The pub is well located on the main road through town surrounded by other pubs, restaurants and retail outlets.

The pub's target market is visitors to the area, but it also caters to locals.

The offer

Available on our foundation tenancy agreement. Click here for more information on this agreement . The potential of this pub lies in introducing a strong food & drinksoffer. What food would you look to implement in the pub?

The site currently drives trade through live entertainment, live sports and pub games machines. It offers a selection of cask ales, a pub classic menu, and popular beers, ciders, wines and spirits.

We're always open to new ideas, what would you do to drive trade?

If you've benefited from running or owning a pub business, we'd love to hear what experience you can bring.

The right operator for the pub will have extensive experience in a destination food outlet hospitality business. They will have a clear vision for their food & drinks menu, marketing strategy and entertainment offer and can create a memorable experience for their customers.

If this sounds like the incredible pub opportunity you've been waiting for, apply today and tell us what you can bring to this pub's next chapter…


  • Foundation Tenancy
  • Private Accommodation
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Car Park
  • Cask Ale

Trading Area & Facilities

  • Main trading area with bar
  • Separate dining area, split into 2 sections.
  • Separate Bothy Bar downstairs
  • 86 internal covers in the restaurant
  • 60 internal covers in Bothy bar downstairs
  • 40 external covers
  • Large catering kitchen
  • Function room downstairs
  • Smart Dispense
  • Large Beer Garden
  • Car park with 29 spaces

Private Accommodation

Private accommodation, Cottage consists of three bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, bathroom.

Pub Financials

Annual Rent £
Estimated Annual Turnover £
Deposit £
Estimated Fixtures & Fittings Value £
Estimated Stock Valuation £
Estimated Working Capital £
Estimated Total Ingoing Costs £
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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