Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market the Horse and Jockey. This multi-facet business is a winning combination of public house, superb restaurant and campsite. The business genuinely comes to the market as our clients are looking to move abroad.
The business reports a turnover of £136,430 with a gross profit of circa 52%. The public house and restaurant is very well known in the region with an established loyal client base as well as benefitting from trade from the caravan park.
The Horse and Jockey is beautifully presented with many character features retained, such as beamed ceilings and tradition fireplaces. The restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience in a cosy environment serving a varied menu of quality classic home cooked fayre with produce locally sourced wherever possible.
The public bar is very well supported by the local community, left in its original condition at the request of locals and is dog and welly friendly. The bar is well stocked and is widely renowned for its range of award-winning cask ales. The public house benefits from being Free of Tie. We believe there is the potential to increase profit by extending the restaurant opening times, as well as approaching local darts or pool teams to use the venue, or perhaps introduce music evenings for local bands, the premise is licensed until 2.00am.
The gardens are a particular feature of this business, there is an enclosed garden to the rear of the property mainly laid to lawn with a number of tables and matching chairs and magnificent views over open farmland to the rear. The campers and caravaners occupy a large field with 16 electric hook-ups with a further 4 if required. The outside area opens up huge potential to offer further facilities such as a children’s play area or increase income by introducing farmers markets, car boot sales or establish a marquee for private events or community functions.
In addition there is super owners accommodation immaculately presented with 3 bedrooms and ample living space.
The business has an informative website in situ www.thejockeybentley.co.uk with built in google tour and the business holds a 5 star food and hygiene rating.
This is a fantastic business opportunity, ideal perhaps for a couple looking for a lifestyle change in this desirable location.
The Horse and Jockey is located in the leafy village of Bentley in Warwickshire.
Nestled within approximately a two acre site, the business is located on a main road within this pretty semi-rural village. With far reaching panoramic views overlooking open countryside and farmland.
Although semi-rural the business is easily accessible situated on the B4116 around 3 miles south west of Atherstone and a short drive away to the A5.
Prominent detached premise briefly comprising:-
Beamed ceiling, windows to front, perimeter seating, tiled floor, wood panelling to dado height, feature brick fireplace with open grate, tongue and groove retro bar with 10 dispensing points. This room has been left in an original condition at the request of the locals and is dog and welly friendly
Cosy rear room with feature fireplace with open grate and tiled floor
Fantastic room with vaulted-heavily beamed ceiling, exposed brick walls, feature lighting, cosy alcove to the far end creating an intimate dining experience, 44 covers, feature fireplace with a multi-fuel fire.
Hunters Room Restaurant
Further restaurant area with 20 covers, heavily beamed feature ceiling, a light and airy room.
There is the potential for 70 covers across both the Hunters room and Restaurant.
Traditional bar with feature beams, a comfortable and inviting room with bar and gaming table
Included in the sale is a portable skittle alley.
Immaculate kitchen refitted at considerable cost by the current owners, 6 burner oven. Full extraction system, stainless steel preparation areas, fryer, Bain Marie, carvery counters dishwasher, stainless steel sink and drainer, hand wash basin and walk in dry goods storage room.
Light and immaculately presented, 1 large upright freezer, 1 large chest freezer, 1 small chest freezer, meat fridge, commercial fridge, perimeter shelving and 2 microwaves.
Disable toilet and separate Ladies and Gents toilets
First floor Owners accommodation
Good sized well decorated room with windows to front, feature fire place
Fully fitted modern kitchen with boiler and window leading to a small roof terrace
With modern close coupled suite, bath with electric Gainsborough shower over and a vanity unit
Double with built in cupboard and feature fireplace
Double with built in wardrobe
Single with window to rear, potential for home office
Enclosed garden to the rear of the property mainly laid to lawn with a number of tables and matching chairs and panoramic views. There is a brick built customer toilet block and a brick built detached store.
The entire plot is circa 2 acres and includes a large gravelled car park and a large field for campers and caravaners, with 16 electric hook-ups with a further 4 if required via an external adaptor. There is a drinking water facility and a chemical toilet disposal point. The exterior is well maintained with effective striking signage and feature flower beds
We are advised leasehold
The original lease length is 21 years
Rolling lease arrangement, with 10 years remaining
Reviewed every 6 months
Rent is £5500 per quarter.
We are advised that it is a condition of the lease that someone must live at the premises at all times.
The business opens:-
Monday – Saturday: 5pm – 11pm
Sunday: 12pm – 10pm
The business is owner run and managed with the assistance of 2 part time staff members.
The business reports a turnover of £136,430 with a gross profit of circa 52%.
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