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Highly Rated Real Ale House Business

Darwen, Lancashire, England

  • Leasehold Price: £59,995  Price Reduced arrow_drop_down
  • Turnover: £184,947
  • Gross Profit: £95,025
Seller Reference: B05496
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Seller Reference: B05496
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Business Description
Please quote reference B05496

Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Number 39 Brewery Tap, an extremely well established/ highly rated, real ale house and live music venue, ideally located on Bridge Street, Darwen center.

The business has been running by our client since establishment, only now is offered to the market as our client is looking to focus on his brewery business and spend more time with family.  

Number 39 Brewery Tap was established for over 10 years ago, and has an excellent reputation within the area, with a huge amount of repeat trade and regular clientele! 

Currently stocking a large selection of real ales, lagers, spirits and wines, with the ales being most popular. The live music nights bring in clientele from further afield, our client advised ticket sales are needed on some of the events to ensure the venue isn’t overcrowded. The music ranges from Jazz, Rock, Blues, Reggae, world/folk and Roots to name a few.

The business already has its own website as well as a large following Facebook page. The venue has also been in the ‘good beer guide’ for the last 8 years. Our clients are offering a handover period to ensure the continued success of the business.

Reasons to buy:

  • Excellent reputation (with handover period offered)

  • Lots of connections with live bands and music artists

  • No completion in the area

  • High amount of regular customers

  • Option to carry on the same lines from Hop star brewery (award winning local brewery)

  • Potential to also rent 1st floor as living accommodation

  • Low overheads and rates exempt

There is also ample scope to increase the turnover, by opening longer hours, pushing advertising and increasing the live events.

This is a fantastic opportunity that is not to be missed. Viewings are by appointment only and all enquiries are to be directed to Hilton Smythe.

The business is situated on Bridge Street, Darwen.

The business is surrounded by complimentary shops and residential areas, benefiting from a high volume of footfall and passing trade. The business further benefits from ample free side street parking and nearby free carparks.

The area of the business is well-served by the public transport system, with bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. Bus links to nearby towns.

The area is also well served by the A-roads, with the A666 being within easy driving distance, which links to the M65 – M61 Motorway.

Number 39 Brewery Tap occupies an excellent central location attracting a large amount of footfall, with excellent eye caching signage. Also benefitting from ample free parking within the proximity.

The business is traditionally styled with bespoke lighting and décor – bar area to the left and stage area to the right of the premises.

Male and female wc and external smoking area to the rear.

Equipment included in the sale:

  • Tables and chairs

  • Till system and card reader

  • Double drinks display fridges

  • External seating (front and back smoking areas)

  • Optics

  • Juke box

  • Total of 15 lines

  • Speakers

The premises are circa 107sqm.

We are advised the premises is leasehold with a new lease to be negotiated with the landlord

The annual rent is £17,268.

The business further benefits from being rates exempt.

Monday - Sunday 12:00pm - 12:00am


The business is currently owner ran with 2 staff members.

Financial Profile
Number 39 Brewery tap generates a turnover of £184,947 with a gross profit of £95,025 as of the 2018 accounts.

Please quote reference B05496

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