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Julie Ashcroft (Mar 2017)
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Leasehold Price: £64,995 Turnover: £125,000 Gross Profit: £95,000
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Business Description
Hilton Smythe are delighted to offer to the market Whistles Tea Room, an extremely well presented café located on Walmesley Road, St.Helens.

Our client has owned the business for 2 years has really enjoyed running the business but unfortunately now has family commitments.

The café currently offers a menu of,

• Full English breakfast
• Sandwiches
• Soups
• Deserts
• Coffees
• Children’s meals

Whistles Tea Room has great reviews on Google and Facebook with customers stating

1. ‘Lovely hot homemade soup with a tuna sandwich on tasty brown bread. Very friendly staff made me feel welcome. Americano coffee was a good blend and was served piping hot. Definitely recommend it!’

2. ‘The food was delicious. We had a selection of sandwiches, salad, tea cakes and scones. The fact that we were able to bring my Auntie who has difficulty walking was a plus as it is all on one level.’

The business is currently owner ran with help from 3 part time staff members. At present our client doesn’t advertise, the custom comes from passing shoppers and word of mouth recommendations.

There is plenty of scope to improve turnover such as,

• Pushing the outside catering side
• Using social media
• Advertising and leaflet dropping
• Offer a delivery service and use JustEat, Hungry House

Due to the size of the café there is also the option for private parties, Our client does the odd baby shower on a Sunday, but doesn’t advertise or push this option, also there is scope to increase opening hours and offer an evening menu.

A handover period will be offered to introduce the new owner to the regulars and suppliers.

This is an excellent opportunity in such a sought for location.

Viewings are strictly by appointment only and are to be through Hilton Smythe

The business is located on Walmesley Road, St.Helens.

The business is surrounded by a wealth of shops, schools, and businesses and benefits from a high volume of footfall and passing trade.

The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the property.

There are several railway and tram stations nearby, also there's a main bus link to and from surrounding towns.

The area is also well served by the A-roads within easy driving distance of the business, which link to the motorway network

The property is well presented inside and out with lovely modernised décor, the premises offers easy access for prams and wheelchairs.

The premises further benefit from free street parking a few yards away.

Shop floor with traditional wooden furniture (seating for 30+)

• Coffee lounge area with sofas and coffee tables.
• Large menu boards, over counter glass display stand.
• WC
• Childs play area

Fully Equipped Commercial Kitchen Including

• Oven
• Hob burner
• Stainless steel extraction system
• Fryers
• Grill
• Dishwasher
• Bain Marie
• Fridge
• Soup kettle
• Freezer
• Microwave
• Toaster
• Coffee machine
• Ample storage and stainless-steel worktops

We are advised the premises is Leasehold with 5 years remaining

We are advised the annual rent is £11,000.

Monday 9am to 3pm

Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 4pm

Closed Sunday (except for private partyies)

Owner ran with 3 part time members of staff.

Financial Profile
The reports show a turnover of £125,000 for 2016 – 2017

Tenure: Leasehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe

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