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White Horse Dover

South East

St. James Street, Dover, Kent CT16 1QF, UK

The White Horse is the oldest pub in Dover situated at the base of the Castle walls near the Eastern Docks and adjacent to the Leisure centre and new shopping centre. It is renowned as the Channel swimmer’s pub and has a unique selling point with hundreds of swimmer’s names inscribed on the pub walls. The pub is surrounded by many guest houses and residential housing with a local customer base that attracts visitors during the summer months allowing heavy footfall. The White Horse has a traditional bar split into three areas providing plenty of space with a cosy, welcoming feel throughout.

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


Everything about the Pub

Dover is a town and major ferry port in Kent. The pub is located in an area that attracts many tourists and is surrounded by guest houses as well as private residential houses and offices.

Private Accomodation

Well presented on two floors, the private accommodation consists of two bedrooms and lounge in good decorative order.

Agreement Fee: £750.00

Cash Float: £1,000.00

Fixtures & Fittings: £18,000.00

Forecast Turnover: £545,127.62

Full Deposit: £7,500.00

Full Tie Release: £52,000.00

Guide Rent: £30,000.00

Initial Deposit: £0.00

Repair Fund: £2,000.00

Stock & Glassware: £6,000.00

Working Capital: £19,500.00

Year 1 Rent: £0.00

Forecast Dry Turnover: £154,291.32

Forecast Other Turnover: £0.00

Forecast Wet Turnover: £390,836.30

Additional Info

Ingoing Cost: £19,500.00
Annual Cost: £30,000.00

Agreement Type: Fixed Term Tenancy

The new publicans must have a good food background and ability to engage with the international guest as well as the local regulars. A great social media presence is essential along with a great marketing plan. The pub has won several awards in 2022 so it is already a well-established business. The signed swimmers’ walls have attracted international and celebrity guests. Combined with great food, a selection of good wines, ales, craft beers, quality lagers and a fantastic service, these features have raised the White Horse to become the premium go to pub in Dover.


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