Run a Stonegate Pub - Crown Highfield Southampton, Hampshire

About the Pub

The Crown can be described as a traditional country pub in the middle of Southampton. It is situated near to Southampton University and is enjoyed by students, lecturers and local residents. It sits in the affluent suburb of Highfield, just a short walk to Portswood High Street. The pub has a cosy courtyard ideal for outdoor drinking, there is a car park for 15 cars and a U-shaped trading area with two feature fireplaces and plenty of dining covers. The pub serves real ale and good quality pub food in addition to a large range of draught beer and cider. The publican will also need marketing skills to advertise key events via social platforms to drive trade and maximize footfall. We have completed a refurbishment of the living accommodation and have further capital available to invest with the right operator to redecorate the trading area and complete an enhancement to the outside trading space.

Business Information

Agreement: Fixed Term Tenancy
Capital Startup: Est. £25251
Fixtures / Fittings: Est. £12000
Guide Rent: £44000 pa
Potential Turnover: £544946 pa

Regional Manager's Thoughts

This is a great opportunity to run a traditional pub in a fantastic location, with good old-fashioned values in a vibrant and busy area. Locals and students alike comprise the key customer base. The ideal publican would look to maintain and enhance the food offer to allow the pub to continue to be a favourite in this area. The pub would benefit from having a stronger social media presence to drive trade and footfall by advertising key events such as quiz nights.

Surrounding Area

The Crown is situated in the inner suburbs of Southampton, very close to the picturesque Southampton Common. The city university is a 10-minute walk from the pub and many of the students and lecturers live nearby which brings a varied and frequent trade to the pub. There are good transport links with St Denys train station eight minutes’ drive away and Portswood High Street a 15-minute walk, where other managed businesses can be found.

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