Pubs On The Market v2.0

Ilchester Arms Abbotsbury

South West

9 Market Street, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4JR, UK

This is a lovely 16th century coaching house situated in the picturesque village of Abbotsbury, home of the famous swannery and located on the world-famous Jurassic coast. The Ilchester is a large pub which benefits two lounge bar areas which are used for both drinking and dining offering around 45-50 covers. There is a conservatory which can be used as an overflow for dining or as a small private function room for a further 24 covers. A large catering kitchen allows for a strong food offering which could be developed by the new publican. The main USP of this site are the 10 en-suite letting rooms, all of which are in good order and provide great opportunity to drive additional revenue. To the front of the pub is a cosy patio area, however there is additional space to create a large beer garden with some investment. The private accommodation is a separate apartment block and comprises of two bedrooms, a lounge and kitchen.

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


Everything about the Pub

The Ilchester Arms is situated in a fantastic tourist area on the coast road between the market town of Bridport and the seaside town of Weymouth. The fleet lagoon is Britain’s largest, there is the Abbotsbury swannery which is a sanctuary for 600 swans on the site of an 11th century monastery, the Abbotsbury sub-tropical gardens date back to the 1700’s and the world heritage Jurassic coast. Abbotsbury is a very beautiful place to live and work, making this a fantastic opportunity for a new publican.

Private Accomodation

Separate apartment block.

Agreement Fee: £750.00

Cash Float: £5,000.00

Fixtures & Fittings: £20,000.00

Forecast Turnover: £528,203.53

Full Deposit: £13,750.00

Full Tie Release: £0.00

Guide Rent: £55,000.00

Initial Deposit: £0.00

Repair Fund: £1,200.00

Stock & Glassware: £5,000.00

Working Capital: £31,516.00

Year 1 Rent: £0.00

Forecast Dry Turnover: £159,304.87

Forecast Other Turnover: £121,830.46

Forecast Wet Turnover: £247,068.21

Additional Info

Ingoing Cost: £31,516.00
Annual Cost: £55,000.00

Agreement Type: Retail Partnership Tenancy

This pub has everything going for it from a superb location to great amenities, we are now looking for someone who has experience with food who can drive this business forward and make the Ilchester the go-to in the area.


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