Run a Stonegate Pub - Vivary Arms Taunton Taunton, Somerset

About the Pub

The Vivary Arms is a very quaint, historic listed building set in the very attractive suburb of Vivary Park. With a large, central, bar servery; the trading area spans across three distinct areas whilst all visible from the central point. Through the entrance into the bar, you are greeted with an ornate wooden bar servery and a mixture of loose seating and natural wooden tables for around 20 covers. A rustic timber opening separates the games area complete with pool table and dart board. This section features original brick floor and a large inglenook fireplace. The dining area is split level accommodating 40 plus covers, with a stone fireplace and button draylon upholstered fixed seating, dining tables and chairs. The fully fitted trade kitchen is of a good size for the pub, with a good range of stainless-steel commercial equipment and direct access to the dining area. The beautifully decorated frontage that comprises hanging baskets and pot plants are pretty additions that certainly make the pub stand out when passing. To the rear, an enclosed beer garden with incorporated smoking solution contains wooden benches, with a central palm tree and greenery around the perimeter. There is scope to develop a small increase in covers utilising the outdoor areas during the warm summer months. Following some water damage, we are in the final stages of preparing this business to reopen. If you like a blank canvass, have a passion for food and enjoy hosting then this could be the opportunity for you.

Business Information

Agreement: Retail Partnership Tenancy
Capital Startup: Est. £19500
Fixtures / Fittings: Est. £10000
Guide Rent: £22000 pa
Potential Turnover: £333112 pa

Regional Manager's Thoughts

We are looking for an enigmatic host to reopen this splendid business following its recent water leak issues. The ideal publican for this business would possess a keen culinary interest and revel in sharing their industry knowledge with guests; from small beer talk to the latest gastronomic trends. Experience in the hospitality sector really is an advantage but a passion for people is a great starting point.

Surrounding Area

Taunton is the historic county town of Somerset and is set in the Vale of Taunton Deane between the Blackdown and Quantock Hill areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Located approximately 50 miles south-west of Bristol and 35 miles of Exeter, the town is the principle retailing and administrative centre of Somerset and lies alongside the M5 Motorway. The pub occupies a prominent position on Wilton Street within a five-minute walk of the town centre and central to a well-regarded area of the town.

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