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David Binder (Nov 2017)
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Leasehold Price: £120,000 Annual Turnover: £200,000
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Business Description
THE PROPERTY

The Scrumper is a quality licensed café and restaurant opening mainly daytime only, but potential for more if desired. Presented to an extremely high standard throughout, the business offers potential for incoming operators to develop the style of trade to suit their own requirements and take advantage of this spacious modern contemporary premises. The purposely equipped and furnished air-conditioned premises are presented to an extremely high standard throughout with a modern contemporary feel. This established and well regarded business briefly comprises:- Main Restaurant Area with impressive Customer Servery offering seating for 45 customers; open plan fully equipped Commercial Kitchen and ancillary facilities; covered Al Fresco Verandah Area with seating for 12 customers; Further Piazza Courtyard Al Fresco Seating for an additional 20 customers.

SITUATION

The Scrumper is located at the top of Taunton’s oldest shopping street, Bath Place, within the substantial modern mixed use development of other complementary businesses and around 70 residential apartments. Being a short walk from Taunton town centre, The Scrumper is situated close to the Cosy Club, The Pitcher and Piano, and Mecca Bingo. The premises benefit from the considerable commercial advantages of the popular trading location being surrounded by complementary shops and businesses together with extensive residential developments. Taunton is the County Town of Somerset and a principal administrative centre nestled between the Quantock, Blackdown and Brendon Hills. With a resident population of 65,000 and a catchment population of around 300,000 within a 30 minute drive, the town has convenient access to Junction 25 of the M5 motorway, whilst the mainline railway station provides direct access to London Paddington in under 2 hours.

INTERNAL DETAILS

Entrance doors to front and additional disabled entrance with ramp to side leading into:- Main Café/Restaurant Area an attractive and contemporary air-conditioned modern dining area, well presented throughout and being extremely well equipped with wall mounted menu boards, twin glass fronted bottle fridge, ice machine, shelved display units, chest freezer, range of free standing wooden tables, chairs and perimeter upholstered seating comfortably for 45 customers, impressive wood fronted and granite topped Customer Servery with glass fronted serve over refrigerated deli display counter with triple door storage, EPOS touch screen cash register, La Spaziale coffee machine and coffee grinder. Open plan Kitchen Area with Altro flooring, wipe clean plastic clad walls, two 3-door commercial counter fridge units, meat slice, 

stainless steel wall shelving, 4-ring electric hob, 2 commercial microwave ovens, stainless steel worksurfaces with shelving below, upright freezer, upright commercial fridge, 2 turbo fan ovens, extraction, single deep bowl stainless steel sink unit, stainless steel hand basin, further stainless steel sink unit, commercial dishwasher. Stock Room with stainless steel racked shelving units. Ladies, Gents & Disabled WC with baby change facilities. Staff Storage Cupboard.

EXTERNAL DETAILS

To the front of the property is a Covered Verandah Area with heaters providing al fresco seating for 12 customers. Beyond this is a Paved Piazza Courtyard Area providing al fresco seating for approximately 20 customers. Communal Bin Store Area.

THE BUSINESS

The Scrumper is an established and well regarded quality licensed café and restaurant which trades on a mainly daytime only basis. The business has a popular daytime menu to eat in or takeaway and which includes breakfasts, light bites, main meals, sandwiches, wraps, hot and cold drinks, alcoholic drinks, cakes, savouries, soups, salads, together with a range of daily specials and afternoon teas. The majority of the produce is home made using the finest local quality ingredients and local suppliers. All food is freshly prepared to order and the premises benefit from a licence to serve alcohol. Our clients have also held private evening functions and have undertaken occasional  evenings such as popular steak nights. The Scrumper enjoys an excellent reputation from locals and visitors alike and consequently the business boasts an enviable level of regular repeat custom. The Scrumper offers quality food in a relaxed, modern contemporary atmosphere and the business has been awarded a 5 Star Food Hygiene rating. The business has its own website www.thescrumper.com which provides further background information and there are many favourable reviews on TripAdvisor. The business was established around 8 years ago and has been purpose fitted out to an exceptionally high standard throughout and consequently the business offers a superior trading environment within a modern air-conditioned premises and an internal inspection is essential in order to fully appreciate the high standards inherent throughout all aspects of this business.

TRADING INFORMATION

Sales for the year ending May 2018 will be in excess of £200,000 excluding VAT, returning a Gross Profit of 67%. Full detailed trading information can be made available to interested parties following a formal viewing appointment.

OPENING HOURS

The business currently opens from 8:30am until 4:00pm six days a week, and 09.00am until 3.00pm on Sundays.

CURRENT STAFFING

The business is run virtually under management with the day to day running of the business being overseen by our client who is only on site for around 20 hours per week. The business is run on a day to day basis by 4 full-time members of staff, with additional part-time/casual staff during busy periods and at weekends. Full details available upon request.

POTENTIAL

The Scrumper offers an excellent opportunity to purchase a thriving and profitable business with tremendous potential to develop many aspects of the trade still further. Undoubtedly, there is potential for incoming operators to develop their own style of cuisine and trade in a manner to suit their own personal requirements, and take full advantage of this impressive and well equipped business opportunity and purchase a high quality licensed café/restaurant in a sought after trading location. There are further opportunities to extend the opening hours and for evening opening as well as private parties and functions for which demand exists.  There are also opportunities to re-introduce the popular delicatessen which has been operated from the premises in the past.  New owners will benefit from being able to move in without the need for any major expenditure on the premises and without any shadow of a doubt, this business will undoubtedly further thrive in the hands of hands-on owner operators, especially those with experience and background in the catering industry.

EPC

Rating: D - 86

RATING

For up to date Business Rates and Council Tax information relating to this property, we refer you to The Valuation Office website www.voa.gov.uk.

SERVICES

All main services are connected to the subject property, with the exception of mains gas. (Our clients advise us that this is available to the property but is not connected to the premises through personal choice).  

PRICE & TENURE

£120,000 for the valuable leasehold interest as a going concern business and full trade inventory. Wet and dry stock to be additional at valuation. Vacant possession upon completion. 

The restaurant premises are held on a 12 year lease

from June 2010 on an internal repairing basis with rent reviews every 3 years and a passing rent of £16,000 per annum. Our clients advise us that the landlord is prepared to offer a new 12 year lease to interested parties. We are advised that there is a service charge in the order of £200 per month which covers the cleaning of communal areas, window cleaning and building insurance. Full details available upon request.

VIEWINGS

Strictly by appointment with the vendors Sole Selling Agents.Tel:(01392)201262.Email:info@stonesmith.co.uk

You are recommended to contact us before visiting the property even for an informal viewing.  We can then confirm whether or not it is still available.

FINANCE

An early discussion about finance can often save time and disappointment. If you would like independent specialist advice on funding this property or any other purchase, we recommend you contact us for a list of our approved brokers.
Trading Hours:
The business currently opens from 8:30am until 4:00pm six days a week, and 09.00am until 3.00pm on Sundays.

Number of Employees:
4 Full Time and additional part-time/casual staff during busy periods and at weekends.

Tenure: Leasehold

Location Details:
The Scrumper is located at the top of Taunton’s oldest shopping street, Bath Place, within the substantial modern mixed use development of other complementary businesses and around 70 residential apartments. Being a short walk from Taunton town centre, The Scrumper is situated close to the Cosy Club, The Pitcher and Piano, and Mecca Bingo. The premises benefit from the considerable commercial advantages of the popular trading location being surrounded by complementary shops and businesses together with extensive residential developments. Taunton is the County Town of Somerset and a principal administrative centre nestled between the Quantock, Blackdown and Brendon Hills. With a resident population of 65,000 and a catchment population of around 300,000 within a 30 minute drive, the town has convenient access to Junction 25 of the M5 motorway, whilst the mainline railway station provides direct access to London Paddington in under 2 hours.

Leasehold Term:
The restaurant premises are held on a 12 year lease from June 2010 on an internal repairing basis with rent reviews every 3 years and a passing rent of £16,000 per annum. Our clients advise us that the landlord is prepared to offer a new 12 year lease to interested parties. We are advised that there is a service charge in the order of £200 per month which covers the cleaning of communal areas, window cleaning and building insurance. Full details available upon request.

Listed by: Stonesmith

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