“Quirky” public areas 60c through bar (20) & dining room (40)
Well equipped professional kitchens & service areas
Generous fenced patio (40) & car park (20)
Benchmark “Gold Standard” aspirational business offering a high quality of life
Flexible 3 bed owner’s accommodation with large lounge and fitted kitchen
LOCATION (WS15 WHB)
Although Colton now appears to be a fairly insignificant, small village in the Staffordshire landscape, it has a long history with a lot to offer of interest to visitors from the locality and further a field. The earliest evidence of habitation in Colton dates from the Bronze Age. Bronze age Burnt mounds have recently been found within the Parish boundary and researched. It is thought that they are evidence of occupation by one of the tribes known to be in this area of Staffordshire in this period and who built a huge fortification at Castle Ring on Cannock Chase some three miles away. The earliest written recording of Colton is in the Domesday Book. Colton is recorded as having been held by four Saxon Thanes. It is also one of only a small number of Staffordshire villages recorded as having a Priest, which suggests that in Saxon times the village was of some significance. Colton in the pre and post Conquest period must have been one of the largest settlements in the area because it received a Market Charter in 1240 some three years before neighbouring Rugeley Colton is a village and Civil Parish in Lichfield District, Staffordshire, England. It is situated just outside the town of Rugeley Colton is the home to Border Collie Trust GB, a registered charity rescuing and re-homing Border Collies and Collie crosses throughout the UK. There is also a village hall and a small church. There is a bypass that has just been built near Rugeley the town nearest Colton. There is also a park for young children. Colton lies just off the B5013, which runs from Rugeley, to Uttoxeter. The village is entered by way of a hump-back bridge over the Moreton Brook, which has a ford alongside for large vehicles. The business can be found on Colton Road opposite Trent Valley Station. The upmarket villages of Abbots Bromley, Hampstead Ridware, Blithbury are all located within a few minutes of the pub. The pub lies close to Cannock Chase and the Trent & Mersey Canal.
WHAT THE CUSTOMERS SAY.........
“Visited The Yorkshireman for the first time today. Thought it was excellent; very tasty (had the soup of the day). Decent choice from menu and very reasonably priced + plus pleasant and efficient service. Thoroughly recommended!”
Close to Rugeley Trent Valley railway station, just north of the River Trent, this classic pub re-opened as a free-house in 2007 after a short period of closure and has flourished ever since. Previously called the Railway Tavern, the reasons for the name change (in early 1970s?) are uncertain. While much of the pub is set aside for dining, it is known as much for fine ale as fine cuisine, with casual drinkers welcome in the elegant Oak Room bar where the well-regarded local Blythe Brewery beers have featured for some years. Occasional popular themed food nights (eg. Asian, Mexican) are held. The “Quirky” Bar (20c) and Dining Room (40) are fitted out and furnished with individual original “pieces”. Throughout the feeling is of a comfortable pair of fireside slippers which is most welcoming to its regular patronage and visitors to local places of historic note. LADIES & GENTS facilities are to a good standard located internally. CATERING KITCHEN has been professionally designed and equipped to a high standard along with walk in refrigeration and storage areas. BEER CELLAR is “roll in” on the ground floor and fully chilled.
A flexible variation of rooms which include 3 large bedrooms, generously proportioned lounge, fitted kitchen and bathroom(s). The various rooms can be configured as separate self contained accommodation or as a large comfortable family home.
Together with the “quirky” internal areas of the business there is a fenced patio (20) along with parking for (20) vehicles.
The premises license allows openings of 11am till 11pm with actual opening hours self restricted to 12noon until 2.30pm then 5.30pm until 10pm. Our clients have chosen to operate in these limited hours due to their own personal life style and circumstances and live “off premises” A Personal License will be required and our training associates can assist with this for you.
We are instructed to offer the property for sale Freehold £449.000 + VAT which is reclaimable to include a full range of trade Fixtures and Fittings, good will plus SAV
We are advised that the pub benefits from all mains services. Business rates payable for 2014/15 are advised at £8500 for the full year.
Our clients have other business interests and run the business “under management”. Even so, sales are recorded as “robust” and in excess of £500,000 inc vat with a GP showing £265,541 for the year cascading down to an adjusted NET PROFIT in excess of £100,000 from a split of 65% Food to 35% Wet sales. We point out that the business is run as a managed house and would expect sales and profits to develop further if run “hands on” by a traditional couple.
TO SUMMARISE, A UNIQUE RARE HIGHLY PROFITABLE FREEHOUSE. – DO NOT RISK MISSING THIS ONE AS IT IS NOT EXPECTED TO COME BY AGAIN FOR MANY YEARS.
The Property was viewed by Graham Allman who will be delighted to discuss the opportunity with you 7 days a week on 07765 251 208.
Our finance associates will be pleased to advise and assist in the purchase of this potentially outstanding business.
Viewings appointments can be made via one of GA-SELECT Business Managers on 01530 41 41 40 who can also refer you to experienced solicitors, accountants, and other trade experts.
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