AJF Commercial are pleased to welcome to the market this Freehold fish and chip shop / restaurant with good sized owner’s accommodation to the first and second floors.
This extremely busy Freehold Fish and Chip shop / restaurant is perfectly situated within a retail parade of shops on the busy high street in the town centre of Darwen, near Blackburn in Lancashire.
Darwen is a vibrant busy town with views over the picturesque West Pennine Moors. The town hosts many attractions for visitors and locals with its Victorian Market, complimentary shops, leisure centre, art gallery, restaurants, bars, cafes and the extremely popular Darwen Festival.
The business is surrounded by an abundance of residential houses, complimentary businesses and schools, resulting in a large amount of passing trade. The town is also serviced by many bus routes and the business benefits from ample free car parking in the vicinity.
Perfectly located within a retail parade of shops in the busy pedestrian walkway of the town, the business thrives of much loyal and repeat trade with a high footfall of custom. The business is positioned just off the busy main A666 road which links the towns of Bolton to the south and Blackburn to the north and the M65 motorway network is just a few minutes’ drive away.
The business was established in 1988 and has firmly established itself within the local community having built up a large and loyal customer base over the years with an excellent and enviable reputation.
The business is being offered for sale due to our clients wish to take a well-earned early retirement.
Double fronted stone built freehold premises set out over 3 floors.
Good frontal eye-catching signage.
Outside seating area.
Door leading to open plan serving area and beautifully decorated seating area with table and chairs providing 38 covers.
Within the serving area is a 3 pan frying range, fat filter, serving counter, 2 x microwaves, 6 pan baine marie, upright fridge freezer, under counter storage, undercounter fridge, hot water boiler, small fat fryer and extractor fan.
To the rear of the serving counter is a good-sized preparation area with cash till and telephone point.
Double stand alone upright soft drinks chiller with a good selection of soft drinks.
Door leading to rear room with large commercial stainless-steel sink, commercial dishwasher, stainless steel preparation areas, wall and base units suitable for storage and upright fridge freezer.
Door leading to further preparation rooms hosting potato rumbler, chipper and shelving for storage.
Door leading to rear outside.
Outside rear is a good-sized yard with Ladies and Gents WC and hand wash sinks.
First floor owner’s / living accommodation.
Stairs leading to:
Fully fitted kitchen / dining area hosting a range of wall and base units, stainless steel sink, gas oven and hob.
Large lounge with feature fireplace.
Bathroom with WC, sink, bath and over bath shower.
Double bedroom with fitted wardrobes.
Owners office with desks and chairs – Could be converted into a double bedroom.
Stairs leading to second floor where there are a further 3 x double bedrooms all with Velux windows.
Monday – Friday: 11.00am – 6.30pm
Saturday: 11.00am – 2.30pm
We are advised that the annual turnover is approximately £75,000 per annum.
We are advised the current business is exempt from Business Rates.
The passion, commitment and service our client has provided over the years is rewarded by the numerous return visits.
This is an exciting opportunity to purchase a thriving business with living accommodation in a very busy town centre setting with a strong customer base with much repeat trade.
Therefore, AJF Commercial strongly recommend early viewing to appreciate the location, size and scope this business has to offer.