Run a Stonegate Pub - Carlton Arms South Arbury Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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About the Pub

The Carlton Arms is a community pub in the suburbs of Cambridge. It is a two-sided 1960s building with a large car park to the front and an expansive beer garden. The pub has had recent external decorations and signage completed which give it fantastic kerb appeal and attracts new potential customers. The trading area is one large L-shaped room with a step-down into the games area, which has pool tables and traditional pub games. With neutral décor and varnished wood furniture, the bar is mainly used for drinking, public events and entertainment and can be booked as a private function room for up to 150 people. The lounge bar has soft furnishings and is used as a dining area, which can hold up to 50 covers. Situated between the two bars is a well-equipped trade kitchen with a separate wash-up area. If private accommodation is not required, the pub has the potential to have four lettings rooms which would provide an additional income stream. All rooms have been refurbished and are located on the first floor with private access and shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Externally, the pub has a good-sized beer garden decorated with hanging lights, climbing plants, trees and flowers. There are 12 picnic benches with umbrellas and a small children’s play area to the rear, perfect for additional trade during the warmer months.

Business Information

Agreement: Fixed Term Tenancy
Capital Startup: Est. £21500
Fixtures / Fittings: Est. £15000
Guide Rent: £37000 pa
Potential Turnover: £520186 pa

Regional Manager's Thoughts

The Carlton occupies a fantastic location on a main thoroughfare and is surrounded by residential properties. It is in great decorative order and already boasts a steady and reliable trade which can only be enhanced by the addition of new Publican with new ideas, who would look to develop the food offering. The pub has two pool tables, and the formation of a competitive pool team would complement the skittles team and be of more interest to younger drinkers. There is also the potential to attract more of the elderly clientele with bingo nights and lunchtime meal deals.

Surrounding Area

The Carlton Arms is situated on the edge of Arbury, an up-and-coming area of Cambridge. The pub is front facing onto a major road into the estate and next to a small row of shops. The nearby houses tend to accommodate late-twenties graduates and young families who work on a nearby Science Park. The pub is a two-minute drive from the Cambridge ring road, less than two miles from the A14 and less than three miles from the M11.

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