Pub details

Pub details

Royal Oak, Colchester, CO7 6XA

The Royal Oak is a fantastic country pub located in the Village of East Bergholt, which sits halfway between Colchester and Ipswich in the Dedham Vale which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Despite its rural location it has good transport links, being only a mile from the A12 and four miles from the nearest town and railway station at Manningtree.

The pub itself is a very attractive two story detached property with great views of the surrounding countryside including its own large garden at the rear. It is cottage like in style and sits on the main road going through the village with houses either side of the road from the pub. There is a Co-op, hardware store, estate agents and bakery all within walking distance of the pub. East Bergholt also has a good sized campsite and holiday park that is only a couple of hundred yards from the pub.

The Royal Oak has become available due to the current licensees wishing to retire, it trades well it is referred to locally and affectionately as "The Dickie".

  • Attractive rural pub with good local following
  • Opportunity to develop by utilising the external space and introducing food
  • Fantastic beer garden and good sized car park

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Royal Oak Details

Trading style

The Royal Oak trades successfully as a rural community local serving East Berthold and the surrounding villages. It is especially well known for its well kept real ales and has three cask conditioned beers on offer. The pub hosts a number of teams including darts, crib and dominoes. The pub is a real old fashioned wet led community pub that serves as a focal point for the community. Given its location the pub also has a good following with walkers, cyclists and holiday makers using the nearby campsite. There is no food offer in place as the kitchen is currently being used as a domestic kitchen. The opportunity for food here is a simple back bar food offer such as pies, paninis or ploughman's lunch for example.

Admiral Taverns are looking for an experienced operator who might be looking for more or a rural location, or even a first time operator that will utilise the business to its full potential. Importantly, engaging with the community is key to making a success out this business.

Trade accommodation

The Royal Oak has a simple but rustic feel to it with the main trading area as you enter through the front door. There is an attractive wooden servery on the right with cladding and a neat & tidy well kept back bar. The area also has a wood burning stove which keeps the pub warm on winter nights. To the left of this area is a smaller trading area with a couple of tables and a darts oche. To the rear of the main trade area is a back door to the car park and access to the toilets. There is substantial car parking with spaces for at least 15 cars and a separate barn area which is used for extra storage. The crowning jewels at the Royal Oak is its enormous beer garden at the rear of the property which has a well kept lawn and children's play area.

Private accommodation

Domestic accommodation consists of three bedrooms and a family bathroom with both shower and bath. There is a kitchen and sitting room on the ground floor. The accommodation has been looked after and is in good order.

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Five Year Tenancy Agreement / Business Support Agreement

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