• Popular Café & Bistro
• located in sought area of Somerset
• Well-presented throughout
• Internal viewing advised to fully appreciate
• Healthy turnover and profits with scope to improve
• Excellent local reputation
• Licensed to sell alcohol
• Desirable main road trading position
• Fantastic change of lifestyle opportunity
• Sensible trading hours – no evenings
• Good mix of complementary businesses nearby
Falcon Commercial is delighted to offer for sale this extremely well-presented Café and Bistro which occupies a prime trading position in part of a former dairy farm. It has been under the proud ownership of our clients since 2008 during which time they have they have made considerable investment. It is now reluctantly being placed on the market as the owners wish to retire.
During our client’s stewardship the business has built up an excellent reputation for its welcoming atmosphere, fantastic food and great service.
This extremely well presented turnkey café and Bistro enjoys a central trading position with ample parking on this sought-after business park. Customers are attracted to Rookery Farm as it has an excellent selection of independently owned businesses. This thriving business is mainly operated as a daytime Café where all produce is sourced locally wherever possible and all food is freshly prepared and cooked to order. It is considered the premises are suitable for all types of cuisine
The business is run by our clients with help from a dedicated team of full time & part time staff and generates a turnover in the region of £269,000 per year with healthy gross profit margins.
There is tremendous potential to increase the turnover possibly running a modest marketing campaign or by extending the opening hours to include evenings. It would also be possible (subject to necessary planning consent) to convert the fairly large store room into additional dining space or even a retail area selling locally produced products.
This rarely available opportunity is not to be missed and early negotiations with Falcon Commercial come highly recommended
• 8.00am – 4.00pm Tuesday – Saturday
• 9.00am – 3.30pm Sunday
• Closed Monday
Hartleys Kitchen is located on the edge of the Mendip Hills an area of outstanding natural beauty in an accessible rural location a short distance from the village of Binegar, Wells and Shepton Mallet.
Binegar provides a public house, church, post office, shop and village hall. The picturesque City of Wells is located about 4 miles to the south west, whilst the Georgian City of Bath, a World Heritage Site, is located about 17 miles to the north east and the city of Bristol is about 18 miles to the north. Wells offers a range of facilities, with four supermarkets (including Waitrose), pubs and restaurants and both primary and secondary state schools. There are also a number of independent schools within easy reach, including Wells Cathedral School, All Hallows Prep School, Downside School and Millfield School.
Rookery Farm is within easy reach of major rail and road links; Castle Cary station (offering direct trains to London Paddington) is only 11 miles away, whilst the A303, A37 (providing access to Bristol), A367 (providing access to Bath) and M5 are all easily accessible.
• We are advised that the business comes with the benefit of a secure lease which was originally for 3 years and has 2.5 years remaining.
• The annual rent payable is £8,520