The Bell Somerset is positioned in the hamlet of Standerwick on the outskirts of the popular Somerset town of Frome. The local farmers livestock market is less than half a mile away with auctions twice a week. There has been a pub on the site of the Bell since at least 1880, offering refreshments to travellers for the last 140 years. It is prominently sited on the busy A36 trunk road linking Bath (16 miles) to Salisbury (27 miles) and Dorset. Within a short drive is the immensely popular Longleat Safari Park and Center Parcs. Other nearby towns include Warminster, Trowbridge and Westbury.
The Bell Somerset has been recently refurbished with the customer area divided into four different sections offering a total of 110 covers. The main bar servery sits opposite the entrance to the pub with the carvery station alongside. There is a premium fully equipped catering kitchen and a large cellar, all on the ground floor. Another 100 covers are outside on well-established patio areas. The business is well known in the area having gained a great reputation for food and is one of the few pubs locally with the capacity for large bookings.
- 60 Car Park Spaces
- 100 Garden Seating
- 110 Inside Seating
This business is busy lunchtimes and evenings due to its prominent roadside location, peaking with the very popular Sunday carvery. Currently food is not available all day which may be an opportunity going forward. There is very little local drinking trade due to the lack of nearby housing and nearly all visitors arrive by car.
Top Line Figures
- Rent: £55,000 per annum
- Initial Investment: £30,000
- Fair Maintainable Trade* (FMT) Turnover: £460,000 per annum
Full Investment Breakdown †
- Deposit: £7,500
- Training Fee: £750
- Working Capital: £10,000
- Fixtures & Fittings: £35,000 (Inventory is an estimate net of VAT. Loan facilities are available for the purchase of fixtures and fittings).
- Estimated Wet/Dry Split: 35%/65%
- Business Rates: £8,748
- Available From: 01/09/19
- Closing Date: 21/08/19
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