Fish & Chip Shops for sale in Staffordshire

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Thriving Fish and Chip Shop with Superb Accommodation & Planning Approved For 471 New Houses, New School & A GP Surgery On 170 Acres of Land Behind The Premises

Staffordshire, England

  • Leasehold Price: £99,999
Seller Reference: B05524
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Seller Reference: B05524
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Planning Approved For 471 New Houses, New School & A GP Surgery On 170 Acres of Land Behind The Premises

Hilton Smythe are pleased to have been given the opportunity to manage the sale of Big Fish Little Fish which is a well established Fish and chip shop with a renowned reputation amongst local residents. This is a superb opportunity to take on a high turnover local business in an area teeming with customers.

There has been a fish and chip shop at this site since the 1960’s and the current owner has run it as Big Fish Little Fish for the last three years and the business has flourished under his ownership accruing many regular customers and a burgeoning reputation.

The business is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with a heavy heart only due to health issues and a need to relocate, the owner is keen to see his beloved fish and chip shop pass to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner who can take this already thriving business to the next level.

Big Fish Little Fish is a traditional fish and chip shop and can really be said to be part of the local community but still offers further potential.

Scope to improve

  • Advertising and marketing campaign, a local leaflet drop always yields good results

  • Maximise the use of social media

  • Website ideally with an online ordering facility

  • Extend the opening hours

  • Explore online delivery options from the likes of Just Eat etc

  • Introduce a customer loyalty/ card scheme.

Reasons to Buy

  • A well established business with an enviable reputation and many existing customers

  • Ideal trading position with little or no competition locally

  • Includes impressive living accommodation

  • Low running costs with inexpensive rent and no business rates

  • Current owner happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success

  • All shop fixtures and fittings included making this a real ‘Turnkey ‘business opportunity

  • Ideal owner managed or partnership business.

Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to avoid disappointment.

This lovely little business is likely to attract considerable interest.

Big Fish Little Fish is located in the Hanford area of Stoke-on-Trent.

Stoke-on-Trent (often abbreviated to Stoke) is a city and unitary authority area in Staffordshire with an area of 36 square miles. In 2016 the city had a population of 261,302.

Stoke-on-Trent is the home of the pottery industry in England and is commonly known as the Potteries, with the local residents known as Potters.  Formerly a primarily industrial conurbation, it is now a centre for service industries and distribution centres.  About 9000 firms are based in the city and in 2004 KPMG declared Stoke to be the most cost effective place to set up a new UK business.

The city currently has the advantage of offering affordable business property, while being surrounded by a belt of affluent areas such as the Peak District National Park, Stone, South Cheshire and having excellent road links via the A500 and nearby M6 and rail links.

Stoke-on-Trent is linked to the nearby M6 motorway at junctions 15 and 16 by the A500. The A50 provides and east-west link between the M6 and M1 motorway. Stoke-on-Trent railway station is a mainline station on the Stafford-Manchester line (part of the West Coast Main Line between Manchester and London).

Big Fish Little Fish is situated in a standalone and prominent position. The business is nicely presented with clear visible signage and distinctive white livery. There is free off street parking immediately outside the premises as well as further on street parking in the roads and streets surrounding the business.

Big Fish Little Fish occupies two floors of a generous, end terraced building, is nicely presented and maintained and briefly comprises;


Double fronted with windows and glazed door to front creating a light, airy and inviting interior, nicely presented with feature menu boards, two pan range running width of shop with generous wrapping area, glass fronted drinks chiller, twin Archway kebab Machines, 2 slot toaster, stainless steel preparation tables, fish fridge, pressure fryer and 6 pot Bain Marie.


Tiled floor, stainless steel preparation tables, stainless steel cooker with 4 gas burners and electric oven beneath, microwave oven, wall mounted Baxi boiler, office area with desk, chairs and filing cabinets etc

Wash -Up Area

Generous room with window to rear, twin stainless steel sinks with Monobloc tap and stainless steel preparation tables.

Potato Room

Dual aspect, stainless steel wall cladding, chipper and rumbler, floor storage space for potatoes

Freezer / Dry Goods Room

2 upright fridges, 3 chest freezers, perimeter and freestanding shelving.

Store Room

A generous store room which offers potential as an office or ground floor bedroom.

First Floor (Living Accommodation)

To the first floor is a light, airy and nicely proportioned flat that is accessed via an external staircase and briefly comprises;


A lovely bright room and generously proportioned, dual aspect with windows to front and side, ceiling cornice, radiator, TV point with serving hatch to kitchen.


Dual aspect with windows to rear and side, range of base and wall units with complimentary worktop, stainless steel sink with Monobloc tap, fully tiled walls

Family Bathroom

With window to rear and three piece sanitary ware in white.

Bedroom 1

Good sized double with window to front

Bedroom 2

Generous double with window to front and built in wardrobes

Bedroom 3

Good sized double


To the side of the business is a secure that is laid to paving and is a real sun trap in the warmer months.

We are advised that Big Fish Little Fish being sold as a leasehold business opportunity.

The existing lease has approximately 13 years remaining and we are advised that the landlord would be happy to negotiate a mutually acceptable lease with a new owner.

The current rent is £13,200 per annum which is really reasonable given the size and location of the premises and the fact that it also includes the lovely living accommodation.

We are advised that the business benefits from being exempt from business rates.

Monday 16.30 – 21.00

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12.00 – 14.00, 16.30 – 21.00

Friday 11.30 – 14.00, 16.30 – 21.00

Saturday 12.00 – 14.00, 16.30 – 21.00

Sunday Closed

The business is run and managed by our client with the help of his Mother and two part time members of staff.

Financial Profile
The business enjoys an impressive turnover which is a available on request and continues to grow at an impressive pace.

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