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Blacksmiths Arms Willesborough

South East

The Street, Ashford, Kent TN24 0NA, UK

The Blacksmiths Arms is situated in the village of Willesborough, adjacent to the William Harvey Hospital just off the busy Ashford/Canterbury Road. It is very much a country pub on the outskirts of the town of Ashford with a large proportion trade coming from hospital employees and visitors. Although a primarily food led business, more than 50% is wet trade from a mix of local office workers and a regular drinking trade from the many residents around the pub. Internally, the Blacksmiths is in good decorative order and retains some original features including exposed brickwork and wooden beams. The L-shaped trading area has seating for 40, and benefits from a single bar servery which hosts several Cask Ale pumps as well as international brands. One end of the room is set up as a restaurant for around 36 covers, however diners are currently welcome to enjoy a meal throughout the pub. The well-equipped trade kitchen includes a separate preparation area and a store room. To the rear of the property is a huge hidden garden. This secluded spot would benefit from some development and the ingoing publican should have a budget to upgrade the fixtures and fittings. The addition of a full children’s play area could attract more families to the establishment.

The stated ingoing figures are correct at point of advertising. Please be aware there may be additional costs.


Everything about the Pub

Willesborough is an affluent suburb on the outskirts of Ashford, Kent. This is primarily a residential area with shops, schools and other amenities. The pub is adjacent to the William Harvey Hospital, just off the A1264, which links to the M20. Folkestone Horse Racing Course is three miles away and Port Lympne Zoo is six miles away.

Private Accomodation

The private accommodation is in reasonable order and consists of three bedrooms, a lounge and kitchen.

Agreement Fee: £0.00

Cash Float: £1,000.00

Fixtures & Fittings: £20,000.00

Forecast Turnover: £670,370.03

Full Deposit: £12,500.00

Full Tie Release: £66,750.00

Guide Rent: £50,000.00

Initial Deposit: £0.00

Repair Fund: £1,200.00

Stock & Glassware: £5,000.00

Working Capital: £25,500.00

Year 1 Rent: £0.00

Forecast Dry Turnover: £221,409.64

Forecast Other Turnover: £0.00

Forecast Wet Turnover: £448,960.39

Additional Info

Ingoing Cost: £25,500.00
Annual Cost: £50,000.00

Agreement Type: Retail Partnership Tenancy

The pub is very well established and needs a hands-on operator who has the expertise to grow the food offer and increase wet sales. I am interested in hearing from experienced publicans who have strong catering skills.


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