The premises are located in the centre of the popular market town of Hexham, Northumberland with excellent on street parking and overlooked by stunning views of Hexham Abbey.
There is a thriving take away food and drink trade from early morning and the shop is well known and considered the hub of the town. All stock is included in the price.
Footfall and turnover have increased year on year even through difficult lockdown trading conditions, thanks, in no small part, to the loyal customer base. There is scope to increase trade by advertising, embracing the tourist trade and a stronger social media presence. The business is in integral part of the town and anyone wishing to take over could be trading profitably from day one, a perfect “turnkey” opportunity. The present owners have taken the business from a standing start, building turnover year on year for nine happy years. This is a genuine retirement sale forced by an injury to the owner limiting her mobility.
The building comprises of four floors, two for retail, a kitchen and storage basement. The outside has an awning, a large window and there are game hooks both externally and internally as until the present owners took over it has always sold fish and game. There are charming stained glass windows high into the ground floor elevation. Entrance to the building from the pavement is via a ground floor door to the retail premises.
The first floor has two rooms. A bathroom, which is used both by staff, and unisex for customers. It is large and well presented with staff lockers and a baby change unit. The second room on the first floor is a lovely space and has been used for a 9 cover tea room until covid restrictions. It has a feature fireplace and beautiful windows (with authentic game hooks) giving a stunning view of the Abbey.
The top floor of the building is a kitchen in daily use. There are two ovens with hobs, a microwave, an external extract, a fridge and fridge freezer plus all the equipment needed. Everything, apart from a few small personal items would be included in the price.
There is a basement with a large walk in fridge, a large built in freezer and storage.
All the equipment in the premises is either new or well-maintained with service contracts in place for most equipment. The business has always traded with an EHO Five rating.
Catering for events off the premises such as birthdays and weddings are part of the business at the present time (pre covid). This part of the business has not traded to its full potential and has always been through word of mouth only. There is the possibility for many more events should the new owners wish.
The lease is due to expire in 2022 but the landlord is very flexible about terms of a new lease, with the length and terms of the new lease being agreed by mutual consent. The rent is competitive and the business rates have a 100% rebate. Many of the products sold are the result of the owners’ personal skills and contacts. To ease the new owner into this, the present owners are willing to offer a handover period to pass on this knowledge.
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Current owners willing to offer handover with new owners
Excellent town centre location in an old market town overlooked by Hexham Abbey