Cafes for sale in Horsham

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Mr K. Hall (November 2016)
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Leasehold Price: £149,950 Turnover: £223,247 Gross Profit: £117,098
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Business Description
Hilton Smythe are delighted to offer to the market Crates Local.  A dual business opportunity offering a retail shop selling an unrivalled range of locally sourced fruit and veg, bakery lines, dairy, groceries, confectionery, coffee, tea, wines, beers, ciders, spirits as well as quirky coffee shop serving amazing coffee, deli, teas and pastries with sandwiches, soups and daily specials.

The concept was developed by our clients in July 2013 who after gaining knowledge of local suppliers and markets decided to combine their experience and open a town centre shop allowing local and new customers to visit all year round.  The cafe and deli was later added in July 2014 and satisfied the need for non-high street coffee offering which was found using the local Horsham Coffee Roaster specialising in a richer fuller tasting bean.

The business is now reluctantly been sold due to our clients family commitments.

All products where possible are sourced and bought locally from producers who all deliver directly to the business.

Shop - offers an extensive choice of fruit and vegetable, artisan bread, dairy, cheese, eggs, cakes, soft drinks, jams, chutneys and handmade chocolate.

Fine range of local wines from the Bolney Wine Estate, beers from local breweries such as Hepworth, Firebird, High Weald and ciders from Wobblegate, Garden Cider and Trenchmore.  Gin is a very popular draw and includes some of the best gins and vodkas in the south including Brighton Gin, Horshams very own Cabin Pressure, Silent Pool, Foxhole, Mews and Chilgrove.

Coffee shop - enviable reputation for serving amazing coffee from the Horsham Coffee Roaster, speciality teas from Tea Huggers. Locally made pastries freshly made sandwiches, tasty salads and in winter freshly made nourishing soups. Substantial early morning trade from 7.30 am serving around 80 regulars each morning and a steady trade then throughout the day.

We believe there is opportunity to expand as currently there are 2 large stockrooms to the rear of the cafe which due to demand of the cafe side could be developed into further customer sitting area.

Hilton Smythe highly recommends early viewing.


Crates Local occupies two highly visible period shop units on Carfax, a central town centre location in Horsham, West Sussex.

Horsham is a very affluent market town on the upper reaches of the river Arun on the fringe of the Weald and a popular area for commuters working in London which is 31 miles south west, 23 miles north west of Brighton, 26 miles north east of the country town of Chichester, with Gatwick airport only 14 miles away.

The historic centre off the town, positioned directly off Carfax is a street leading directly off North street which leads to Horsham Southern mainline station as well as connecting drivers to the B2237 and A24, linking to A264 and nearby M23 motorway.

Our client’s business enjoys close proximity to many of the town centre car parks, Swan Walk indoor shopping centre and sits facing the town square, bandstand and array of other complementary eateries and large choice of estate agents.

Excellent daily footfall, including 2000 office workers from the Creative Assembly, Horsham Council and nearby RSA Headquarters and West Sussex County Councils.

The business is a natural addition to the growing number of great independent food outlets in the town including Michelin star ‘Tristan’s’.

Retail unit - corner positioned shop, accessed from door on Carfax with windows to 2 sides including outside sitting area -, includes -


84 vintage apple crates

2 long, low display bench

1 Glass fronted single door chiller

1 Glass fronted single door drinks fridge

1 large pine display table

1 bread display rack & crates

1 pine chest drawer

EPOS, screen, cash drawer, scanner, receipt printer, scales

1 Display ladder

1 Fly killer

1 Coffee grinder

1 Retro style fan

1 Portable heater

1 A-board

1 Door Mat

1 Coffee Picture



Accessed from separate door on North Street with outside seating recently refurbished with £40,000 spent.

13 vintage apple crates

1 deli serve-over fridge

1 double under-counter fridge

1 printed screens & posts set

4 + 8 tables & chairs - external

4 +10 tables & chairs – internal

1 retro SanRemo coffee machine 2 station

1 SanRemo coffee grinder

1 Brasilia coffee grinder

1 EPOS, screen, cash drawer, receipt printer

1 food prep tables

3 purpose built serving counter

1 Microwave

1 Dishwasher

1 Ice Machine

2 Soup Kettles

1 Double Panini Grill and pop-up toaster

5 Display wooden boards

4 Cake Displays

1 Cheese Slicer

1 Fan

1 Window ladder

3 Window seat cushions

Set of Food Prep Knives

1 Bread Box

Colander/bowls/food containers sets

2 Pedal Bin

1 Floor standing knox box

2 Tamper mat & tampers

1 Food prep boards set

25 cups & saucers

30 mugs

45 glasses – small

20 glasses – large

25 plates

10 soup bowls

25 cutlery

40 teaspoons

12 trays


5 catering stainless steel shelving

2 fridges

1 chest freezer

1 banquet folding table



5 catering stainless steel shelving

2 tables

3 chairs


Banners / display items

Spare crockery

Spare crates


We are advised leasehold.

The Landlord will consider a new lease.

Original lease length: 10 years

As of 2017 6 year remain

Combined rent of £26,000 per year for both units.

Rates £12,300 payable each year.

The shop opens: -

Monday to Friday 9.30am-6.00pm

Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm


Monday to Friday 7.30am-4.00pm

Saturday 8.30am –4.00pm

The business is run and managed by the 2 owners working full time.  With the assistance of 1 full time and 4-part time members of staff.

Staff cost has been reduced in the current financial year as our clients have adjusted the required team for each unit.

According to the 2017 accounts turnover is reported at £223,247 with gross profit at circa 52%.

Lucrative food gifts & hampers trade with major uplifts at Christmas and Mothers Day etc.

5-star food hygiene rating & excellent following on social media.

Plenty of ancillary space to increase number of covers and type of offer.

Nearby Piries Place soon to be re-developed to include cinema, hotel, retail and restaurants.

Award winning & Sussex Food & Drink Finalist 2018

Unique business of its type in West Sussex

Full handover offered.

Tenure: Leasehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe
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