Run a Stonegate Pub - Seven Wives St Ives St. Ives, Cambridgeshire

About the Pub

The Seven Wives sits on a busy junction on the outskirts of St Ives, Cambridgeshire with a large amount of housing in the immediate area providing plenty of trading opportunities. The pub is well supported by the local people who come to the Seven Wives for its live music, sport and local teams as well as its numerous charity events. The Seven Wives currently operates from three separate trading areas with bar facilities and TV screens in each. The main bar is the focal point of the pub, where there is a juke box, which can be played in one or all the trading rooms. The sports bar has two pool tables and a dart board whilst the final area is a function room that can double as a dining area and accommodates 40 covers. The function room is often utilised for private functions or live music nights, which this pub is renowned for. The interior décor is presented in a very traditional style with wooden tables, pews, chairs and a mixture of wood effect flooring and carpet throughout. There is a well-equipped trade kitchen on site which offers a range of appliances to support a strong food offer. To the front of the pub lies a large patio with a number of loose fixtures and fittings for 50 guests, a popular spot during the warmer months. To the rear of the building is a family friendly beer garden that includes a children’s play area and a reclusive smoking shelter. There is a large car park with space for approximately 30 vehicles, allowing easy parking for guests.

Business Information

Agreement: Retail Partnership Tenancy
Capital Startup: Est. £25000
Fixtures / Fittings: Est. £25000
Guide Rent: £34000 pa
Potential Turnover: £539339 pa

Regional Manager's Thoughts

A large community led pub, the Seven Wives would benefit from an experienced operator who holds a passion for immersing themselves within the local community through charity events, live entertainment nights, sports, and pub teams. To fully maximise its potential, the new publican will need to introduce a mid-market food and drinks offer and extend the pubs opening hours, particularly at the weekend. Based within a sizeable residential area, the business can draw from a wide-ranging target audience.

Surrounding Area

St Ives is a riverside town situated in the bustling county of Cambridgeshire. The pub is situated half a mile from the River Ouse and has close links to the town centre. Transport is very good, with buses running regularly from outside the pub to Cambridge town. Local attractions include the St Ives Bridge and Holt Island. The eastern or town end of Holt Island is a nature reserve and the western end, opposite the parish church, is a facility for the Sea Scouts.

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