Run a Stonegate Pub - Red Lion Swanley Swanley, Kent

About the Pub

The Red Lion pub is situated in the main Swanley village just a mile from the main town centre and has a well-established trade from both the local community and those passing by. The pub comprises two bars; one is a public bar in a games room which includes a pool table and darts board, whilst the other is a comfortable lounge bar ideal for relaxing. Towards the rear of the first bar is a spacious trading area which leads through to the beer garden; previously this space has been used as a restaurant but more recently as a games area with a pool table. The second bar is comfortably furnished and leads into a rear area which could be used to serve food. The pub has a basic, but functional kitchen located on the ground floor. The pub is traditionally decorated throughout, comprising exposed brick walls, exposed wooden beams and carpets, featuring a mixture of loose and fixed seating. To the outside rear of the pub there is a good size lawn and a patio with a pergola. There is also a spacious drinking area to the front of the pub for some al fresco style dining. Parking is available to the rear and to the front of the pub with combined space for 15 vehicles. The private accommodation is in reasonable living condition and consists of four bedrooms, a lounge and kitchen.

Business Information

Agreement: Fixed Term Tenancy
Capital Startup: Est. £19500
Fixtures / Fittings: Est. £10000
Guide Rent: £29500 pa
Potential Turnover: £355960 pa

Regional Manager's Thoughts

The majority of custom is from the local community and passing trade who drive through the village. The food offering at the pub needs to be developed to further develop the business. I am seeking somebody who has the right drive and enthusiasm to take this pub business forward, catering skills would be advantageous.

Surrounding Area

The Red Lion is situated in a prominent location in Swanley village just one mile from the town centre. This a quiet little village in a semi-rural location with affluent housing nearby with most of the residents making up the current trade. A popular clay shooting ground is nearby and the beautiful Farningham Wood Nature Reserve and surrounding camp sites are less than 10 minutes’ drive away. There is scope to draw in trade from holiday makers who are in the local area.

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