Run a Stonegate Pub - Rake Hotel Wirral Wirral, Merseyside

About the Pub

The Rake is a large community estate pub, known for its big screen TV and open-plan lounge, which features a pool table and darts area, popular with the local customer base. The main lounge is in good decorative condition with a large bar servery allowing for numerous vertical drinkers as well as comfy banquette seating areas. There is a small kitchen which offers the potential to provide a basic pub food menu and a separate function room to the left large enough to host around 100 guests and also boasts its own bar. This huge space gives the new publican the opportunity to create a lunch and early evening food offer, creating a dining room atmosphere during the day that can then, easily transform into an entertainment venue in the evening. A recently created external drinking and smoking area adds another facility to the pub which adequately accommodates the requirements of customers. This spaced is part grass and part paved, and the potential lies to introduce several picnic benches for guests to make full use of the area, especially during the warmer months.

Business Information

Agreement: Fixed Term Tenancy
Capital Startup: Est. £15500
Fixtures / Fittings: Est. £12000
Guide Rent: £16000 pa
Potential Turnover: £228709 pa

Regional Manager's Thoughts

Presently the customer base comes from the immediate neighbourhood, who consider the Rake to be the heart of the community. It is a ‘home from home’ with the regular locals and is the place to meet with friends on a regular basis, to watch sports and play games. There is a separate room within the pub that is ready to be developed into a function room to create an extra revenue stream from functions, parties and also special sporting event viewings.

Surrounding Area

The Rake is situated in the heart of a community estate in Eastham close to all amenities. Eastham is located south of Bromborough and east of Willaston. Local attractions include Eastham Country Park and Woods and the Lowfields which marks the start of a guided walk suggested by Wirral MBC. The pub is close to the M53 motorway and A41 road which runs between Birkenhead and Birmingham.

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