Award winning country inn with 70+ miles views located close to A55 North Wales Expressway.
Village Post Office also included if purchaser wishes to continue.
12 CAMRA awards including CAMRA Clwyd Cider Pub of the Year 2016.
Expansion potential to building, increased trading hours and introduce food to build upon already attractive wet turnover of this established and profitable business.
Extremely convenient and accessible village being only 20 minutes from Chester and the motorway networks situated just off the A55 Expressway, Flintshire, North Wales. Turn off at Junction 32B, Halkyn and follow the B5123 for Mold. The location plans attached are self-evident of the sheer convenience of this position.
This is an elevated, picturesque moorland area with 70+ mile views which is surrounded by a number of important centres of population.
Since our client’s purchased the business in 2003 they have undertaken a range of investments in the property, including replacement efficient modern boiler, double glazing all round, reequipped cellar (e.g. new efficient cellar cooling,
double auto-tilt stillages for 12 casks, cider rack) new sapele bars, very efficient bottle coolers, led strip and low energy lighting.
Whilst a buyer can consider this opportunity in a number of ways, including extending trading hours, perhaps the two clear routes are to introduce a food menu which currently does not exist or to continue the current style and enjoy
the already attractive high wet sales turnover. By introducing food in any case the current wet sale would be maintained and therefore the expansion prospects are obviously enormous.
We are advised that prior to our client’s purchase, that the Blue Bell had an excellent proven food reputation.
The owners operate this pub as a warm and friendly, quality country inn with an excellent reputation for a good range of real ales, ciders and other wines and spirits and this is borne out by the various awarded accolades in recent years
to include:- CAMRA Great British Pubs book, CAMRA Regional awards 2007/8 [North Wales, Cheshire & Merseyside].Vale of Clwyd CAMRA Branch
Awards 2007, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2016 & runner up 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2016. Flintshire Evening Leader Pub of the Year Runner-up 2008. Nominated for National Cider & Perry Pub of the Year 2006-2016.
Blue Bell is oneof the top scoring Cask Marque pubs in the UK! Nations Favourite Pub Walk winner 2007 MyFavouritePubWalks.Com. It has three winning walks in the UK wide Hills Pet Nutrition Top 21 Dog Walks 2008.
Blue Bell is a real community pub, which quite apart from its sales offered, includes a range of activities for example, quiz nights, jazz and music
events, Welsh language sessions, starting and finishing point for guided walks of 100-200 people weekly, venue for local community groups and with its Post Office Local taking up only a small amount of space and easily tied in to sales from the bar, meaning very little effort to operate this valuable community facility.
In terms of turnover, our clients have seen in general, a year on year growth in wet sales, averaging a net sales turnover in the region of £210,000 annually and with an attractive profit shown. For positively interested parties, whether they have viewed the premises or not, accounting information will be provided on request.
Interested parties should see our client’s web site: www.BlueBell.uk.eu.org and social network pages on Google, Facebook etc.
The building was built between 1740 and 1780 and is believed to have started trading soon after. In short, the premises comprise the main building with ground floor trading area, ground floor owner’s kitchen and reception rooms and first floor three bedrooms and bathroom.
Good sized car park with space for around 20 vehicles. Owner’s garden, beer garden areas and external storage.
In more detail this comprises:-
Ground Floor with front entrance vestibule leading into First Lounge Area (2.62m x 4.56m) off which are Ladies and Gents WCs. Open to
Second Lounge Area (3.02m x 7.07m) with small bar servery, also comprising the section dealing with the Post Office with relevant computer paying and issuing equipment, seated conveniently on bar (first and second lounge areas will easily accommodate 20 customers seated at existing chairs and tables), period fireplace.
Main Bar (7.41m x 3.87m) with main bar counter servery containing 4 real ales, 3 real ciders and 3 keg positions, usual shelving for wines and spirits, bar with open working fireplace (existing customer seating of approximately 25 covers).
Ground Floor Cold Store/Cellar immediately to rear of bar with easy external access for deliveries with short python run and separate cask remote/cooler. Good head height and well and easily arranged for barrels, bottles etc.
Off main bar area, Owner’s Kitchen (4.57m x 3.49m) being exceptionally well fitted out, which leads through to Boiler Room, Storage Areas, Owner’s Lounge, External Storage, steps up to owner’s private garden with potential to significantly expand built space (subject to statutory consents).
First Floor with internal staircase leading to Two Good Sized Bedrooms, Second Lounge/Bedroom Three and Bathroom with WC.
For seriously interested parties, ground floor plans can be provided for identification purposes only.
Immediately at the main entrance off the car park there is a pleasant seating area, separate area for barrel storage, independent storage building, car park for approximately 20 vehicles, owner’s separate garden.
Front small grassed area facing north east, looking over Liverpool and beyond.
A price in the region of £265,000 to include the free of tie property and business, fixtures, fittings and goodwill. Stock at valuation.
A Premises Licence is held with hours longer than traded and which includes licencing for music inside and outside. A copy can be provided to interested parties on application.
Main electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating. CCTV.
We understand from verbal enquiries with the Local Authority (Flintshire County Council - 01352 704848) that the following rates apply for 2016/17. Rateable Value £4,750. Payable £2,289.50 p.a. Interested parties should verify this information for themselves as we understand that the current rates charge is zero, after rate reliefs have been applied.
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