Free Of Tie
Accounts Available Year End 30th April 2019
Annual Turnover £246,051
Gross Profit £99,462
Accounts Available After Viewing
60% Wet Sale & 40% Dry Sales
Seating For 100
EPC - E
Blacks Brokers are pleased to bring to the market this freehold, free-of-tie country public house located in Stow By Chartley, Stafford.INTRODUCTION
The Blythe Inn has been trading on Boothe Lane, Stow by Chartley for over one hundred years and our client acquired the business and property in 2012.
This freehold country public house is set in two and a quarter acres of land, is free of tie and delivers 60% wet sales, 40% food sales. This warm and welcoming family friendly country pub, restaurant and touring caravan site is an award winning hidden gem located in a lovely Staffordshire Valley near to the village of Kingstone between Uttoxeter and Stafford with views looking over rolling Staffordshire countryside. The business has a great reputation for its food which is locally sourced and cooked to order.LOCATION
Situated within this popular village location near to the village of Kingstone between Stafford and Uttoxeter which is located just six miles away. The business is located in this beautiful rural location with stunning views yet also ideally located to the A50 dual carriageways and just twenty miles from the M6.REASON FOR SALE
This opportunity has become available due to our client’s desire to retire and other business commitments and therefore the business has been placed on the open market at this appealing price point. BUILDING LAYOUT AND DESIGN
This impressive property enjoys this rural location and is a multi-fronted two storey building. The property dates back to the 1600's.
The main customer entrance leads into the public bar area with the restaurant to the left hand side. The restaurant can seat up to sixty people with ease. Within the restaurant area is a carvery section with hand washing facilities. To the right is an additional bar area with seating for up to forty, a traditional bar, a games area, managers office and a large cellar. There is a commercial kitchen that is fitted with professional high quality equipment.
On the first floor, there are four double bedrooms one with an en-suite, one single bedroom, family bathroom, kitchen dining room, and lounge.
Externally there is a large car park for up to seventy vehicles. To the front of the building is a field area which currently has five caravans using the facilities, but there is potentially space for fifteen to twenty caravans. The field has electric and a water supply that serves the caravans and this area of the business offers huge potential as the location is close to local attractions such as Uttoxeter Racecourse, Stafford Showground, Sudbury Hall, Manor Golf Club and Alton Towers. Next to the pub itself is a wooden bandstand, which can be used for wedding ceremonies, and also a large marquee which can comfortably hold one hundred people. It is worth noting here that the business is licensed for weddings and there is a large market for this service. Private owner parking and cellar access can be found to the rear of the building.
There is also a large garage and a large shed within the grounds. STAFF
The business currently has a tenant in place whom operates the day to day running of the business. The tenant is supported by three additional full time members of staff and twelve part time. All members of staff have contracts of employment. The current tenant is on a short term lease and is happy to continue the running of the business should this suit a new owner. However, should a new owner wish to operate the business themselves then they can serve the required notice on the tenant.FINANCIAL DETAILS
The business has traded steadily over its long trading heritage. Accounts Y/E April 2019 show a turnover of £246,051. BUSINESS RATES
The business currently benefits from Small Business Rates Relief. SUMMARY
A country pub which is free of tie and set in the rural countryside in Staffordshire enjoying two and a quarter acres of land.
This is an exceptional opportunity to build upon the solid trading foundations and also benefit from the additional income streams that the business has to offer. The business has built a strong client base with very strong local trade with a turnover that has increased year on year.
Presented to an extraordinary high standard the business benefits from an enviable reputation due to the high standard of its food and this has helped to grow the business over the years.
This is an ideal opportunity that would ideally suit a buyer wishing to operate a food led country pub and early viewings are advised. Fixtures:
Epos Till System x 4
Carvery Station With Hotplate
Double Pizza Oven
Double Commercial Fridge
Double Deep Fat Fryer
Commercial Microwave x 3
Salad Chiller With Under Counter Refrigeration
Chest Freezer x 2
6 Ring Gas Oven
Under Counter Bar Fridges
Flat Screen TV's
MON - SUN: 11:30 - 23:00
Is accommodation included?:
Property Dates Back to 1600s
100 Covers in total
60% Wet Sales 40% Dry
Staff 3 full time - 12 Part time
Parking for 70 Vehicles
5 Touring Caravan Pitches