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I can honestly say I was overwhelmed by the amount of interest and enquires this generated. Very easy to advertise your business with great results!

Jo White (April 2016)
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Leasehold Price: £99,950
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Business Description
Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and popular café/restaurant and fish & chip business, ideally located within the town of Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway.

The business was established by our client’s family in 1929 and is only now being offered to the market due to our client’s desire for a well-deserved retirement. The business operates 7 days per week and generates a fantastic turnover and a good gross profit.

Our client offers a wide variety of fayre including hot and cold meals, sandwiches, pizza, snacks, cakes and homemade ice-cream, to name a few. We are advised that the ice-cream machinery is not included within the sale.

The property is very spacious with an open plan restaurant set over two levels with approximately 69 covers.  The premise is licensed to sell alcohol.

The fish and chips shop has a separate customer entrance and is set at the side of the main restaurant. To the first floor is a 3 bedroom flat, which is not included within the sale, but could be available by separate negotiation.

The business has built up an enviable reputation within the area and further afield for the very high quality of the food and services offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of footfall and passing trade.

We feel there is scope to increase the turnover by extending the opening hours. A new owner could also embark on a modest marketing campaign to promote the goods and service offered. We feel the café/restaurant would benefit from the launch of a website to advertise the business.

This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to acquire this already thriving business; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Drumlanrig Café & Restaurant occupies substantial ground floor, corner premises, ideally located within the town of Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway. The business is surrounded by complimentary shops and businesses and benefits from a high volume of footfall and passing trade. The business further benefits from on and off street parking facilities to the front and side of the property.

Thornhill is a town in the Mid Nithsdale area of Dumfries & Galloway. The town sits in the Nithsdale Valley with the Carspairn and Scaur range to the west and the Lowther hills to the east. According to the 2001 census, the town had a residential population of 1,512. A number of the towns 18th century coaching inns are still in business and there are a good selection of shopping facilities and eateries.

The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with several bus stops being within easy walking distance of the property. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with the business being located on the A76, which links to the national A-road and motorway networks. Sanquhar is approximately 12 miles away and Dumfries is 16 miles away.

Substantial ground floor premises in an ideal main street trading location, briefly comprising:

Ground floor:

Main entrance leading to an ice-cream display freezer and serve over counter.

Open plan restaurant set over two level with 69 covers.

Ladies and gents WCs.

Coffee preparation area.


Rear access to yard.

Fish and chip shop with separate entrance to the side of the main restaurant.

Restaurant/café equipment included:

Tables and chairs.



Hob oven.

Pizza roller.

2 x pizza ovens.

Coffee machine.

Deep fat fryer.

Milk boiler.



Microwave ovens.

General kitchen equipment.

Fish and chip shop equipment included:

Fish & chip electric range with display warmers above.

To the first floor is a flat, which is not included in the sale but could be available by separate negotiation, with:

Living and dining room.



3 x bedrooms.


Very well signed and presented.

We are advised Leasehold:

New lease to be negotiated.

Rent: £20,000 per annum

The business is open:

Monday – Friday:  8.45am – 8.30pm

Saturday:   8.45am – 9.30pm

Sunday:   10.00am – 9.00pm

The business is owner run and managed with 24 x staff members.

The business generates a fantastic turnover and a good gross profit.

Tenure: Leasehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe
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