The Bell North Shields is prominently situated in the middle of Cotton End, a small village on the outskirts of Bedford. The pub is a small, attractive, thatched pub with a very large beer garden and benefits being the only pub in the village with other local amenities such as a School, Church, Village hall with playing fields and park. The pub lies on the A600 High Road between Shorstown and the hamlet of Herrings Green with easy transport links to Bedford. There is a desire to consider a joint investment to maximize the external area throughout the whole year and provide a community pub for all.
Pub Layout – The Bell North Shields
The Bell North Shields is decorated to a good standard and in keeping with its age of the building. Internally the pub has two small trading areas serviced from a central bar trading predominantly as a drinks focused operation and can house approximately fifty covers. Externally there is car parking for approximately 15 vehicles. To the rear of the pub is an exceptional, unexpected beer garden which is popular all year round with both locals and visitors. This is made up of a hard landscaped paved patio area. This patio overlooks the beautifully maintained lawned beer garden which houses several picnic benches and could easily be utilized for community events and festivals. There is a desire to invest in this pub to further develop the external areas and potentially launch a small food offering from an external kitchen.
Trading Style The pub has recently closed and we are looking to re-open this site immediately. The pub recently traded as a quality community local with a good selection of draught and cask ales. Live televised sports plays a big part in this pub with an opportunity to launch a small back bar food offering, with further potential to develop the external area which will include a kitchen & external bar (subject to planning approval).
Private Accommodation The private accommodation consists of three bedrooms, a lounge and a family bathroom all of which are in good order, the domestic kitchen currently is downstairs.
FINANCIAL – The Bell North Shields
Annual Rent: £21,500
Security Deposit: £5,000
Working Capital: £3,000
Fixtures and Fittings: Upon Valuation – funding options available for the right licensee.
Tie: All drinks categories are tied. For fully funded licensees on long term agreements, we offer free-of-tie options for certain drinks categories in exchange for an annual fee.
Training: £250 plus VAT
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BDM VISION – The Bell North Shields
The Bell North Shields is a community focused pub. You will need a good vision and have digital marketing skills to promote this pub online and to the local community. There are many opportunities to drive midweek trade through sports teams and entertainment. The launch of a small food offering here is a must, Simple aspects like quality cask ale, a good food offer, sports teams and a more active social media presence will quickly develop the trade further. There is currently an untapped opportunity with the impressive beer garden, which could easily be home to drinks and music events during the summer along with community and charity events. Admiral are looking for a licensee with great vision and local knowledge to really unlock this pub’s.