Railway Nantwich

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Pub Overview

Significant Investment Planned!

Internally, a comprehensive refurbishment is planned, involving major structural changes to create a single-room operation with distinct lounge and bar areas. The new bar is being repositioned, and a modern catering kitchen and accessible toilet facilities are being added. The existing toilets will receive a complete makeover, and the fireplaces will be re-commissioned. The pub is set to come alive with live music on weekends, making this transformation truly extraordinary.

Externally, the refurbishment will significantly enhance the pub's curb appeal with a striking new signage and lighting scheme. To the rear, a delightful outdoor seating area is being created in the courtyard, complete with a covered pergola, bonded resin flooring, fixed bench seating, and enchanting festoon lighting. Additionally, the garden wall's height will be reduced to make the outdoor space visible to passing traffic, inviting curious patrons to explore the remarkable changes. The pub's facelift, both inside and out, promises to provide a fresh and inviting atmosphere for patrons seeking a classic premium village pub experience.

Excellent Location

The Railway Hotel is strategically situated in the heart of the historic Cheshire market town of Nantwich, just steps away from the bustling train station. This charming town hosts a plethora of festivals, drawing visitors from surrounding villages, with live music being a particular weekend attraction. The local demographic primarily consists of medium to mature adults (35+) with medium to high affluence, encompassing over 16,000 residents living within walking distance.

The Railway is available on our investment tenancy agreement. Click here for more information on this agreement .

Tap into this Pub's Potential!

The Railway Hotel holds significant investment potential, particularly with its strategic repositioning as a multi-income stream establishment, serving commuters with breakfast options and offering a wide array of food throughout the day. The pub's versatile setup includes 88 indoor covers and up to 100 outdoor covers in the inviting garden area, making it a prime choice for customers seeking alfresco dining. This versatility, coupled with a focus on community engagement and premium customer service, sets it apart from other venues in the area. An experienced pub operator with a background in food service would be the ideal candidate to unlock the full potential of this unique pub, which aims to cater to a broad range of patrons throughout the day and evening.

When refurbished, the Railway Hotel will appeal to:
  • Families looking for somewhere local to enjoy a delicious meal together, attracted by the garden area
  • Locals wanting to meet up and enjoy social activities together, such as listening to live music at the weekends, a midweek quiz or viewing sports in the bar
  • Rail commuters looking for a breakfast and coffee or drink on their way home
  • Visitors to the area looking for good value accommodation from the 7 letting bedrooms

When refurbished, the Railway Hotel will offer:
  • A great drinks offer with premium lagers, craft beers & cask ales alongside premium wines and spirits plus a small cocktail range
  • A traditional pub classics food menu
  • A simple coffee offer
  • Weekend entertainment alongside a regular community rhythm of the week event such as quiz nights. Live sports through Sky / TNT will be shown in the bar area

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 similar hospitality business. They will have a clear vision for their food & drinks menu, entertainment offer, Sports offer, marketing strategy 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…


  • Investment Tenancy
  • Letting Rooms
  • Music Venue
  • Live Sports
  • Outdoor Trade
  • Car Park

Trading Area & Facilities

The Railway will be undergoing a refurbishment which will cover the interior and exterior of the pub.

A full list of works and pub floor plan can be found in the 'refurbishment details' in the downloads.

Applicants should be aware that all refurbishments are subject to final board approval which will be determined as part of the leasing process.

Where a significant investment is made in a pub by Star Pubs & Bars, an "Investment Exemption" will be required. The exemption means that the option of a Market Rent Option lease won't be available at rent review for a period of up to seven years for this site, as per The Pub Code (2016).

Private Accommodation

Private accommodation will consist of 1 bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, bathroom and office.

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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