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Bell Inn

Shrewsbury SY5 6JJ

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The Bell Inn, is an 18th century traditional country inn with letting rooms. It is situated in the village of cross houses just four miles south of the bustling market town of Shrewsbury. The Pub is located on the busy A458 road and benefit’s from not only a great local community but also passing trade from its prime location.

Pub Layout

The Bell is a stunning pub in beautiful surroundings and presents itself as a fantastic opportunity. Externally this detached pub has a large car park for up to 30 cars and an enclosed grass beer garden which can easily hold around 80 guests, this space has bags of potential and could lend it self to beer festivals and community events. Internally the pub trades from two areas which are serviced by the central bar. The main bar area can seat around 25 covers and the restaurant around 30 covers. The décor is light and airy with a relaxed modern feel throughout . All fixtures and fittings are in good order and contemporary décor flows throughout the pub. The two fire places give the pub a cosy feel in those winter months. The commercial area is well laid out and equipped with all modern appliances.

Trading Style

The Bell has a great reputation for both food and drink and is well supported all year round, it benefits from both passing trade and the local community. It currently opens for breakfast, lunch and evening meals with a strong home cooked food offer. The bar is well stocked with a vast range including cask ales. There is scope to launch the three letting rooms and capture the visitors to the local area utilising an online booking site such as booking.com would advantageous. A strong rhythm of the week with quiz nights and music at the weekend, along with food promotions such as fish Friday and steak nights would be welcomed.

Private Accommodation

One bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and sitting room all in reasonable order.



Three lettings rooms, two doubles and one family room all en-suite, the rooms require some modernisation but potential to charge £60 – £80 per night.


Annual Rent: £24,500

Security Deposit: £5,000

Working Capital: £4,000

Stock: £2,000

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

For a breakdown on financial information, please refer to the ‘Additional Info’ tab.

This stunning pub is in beautiful surroundings and is a fantastic opportunity.  I am looking for an experienced operator/couple with vast knowledge of running food led community pubs. You will have experience in preparing and delivering a high standard of good quality home cooked traditional pub fayre. You will be skilful and familiar with all areas of social media and modern marketing techniques. These will be used to drive footfall and awareness as this is a small village surrounded by several well established food pubs/restaurants all within a two mile radius. A focus on engaging with the community is critical and creating a memorable experience every time is key to keeping your locals. Championing customer service, the right retail offer, high standards and operational excellence will be fundamental to success. A visionary business plan is required that articulates the “What” and the “How” this will be used in business meetings to measure traction and further opportunities.

Annual Rent – This is our lowest rent figure associated with a Full Tie.  If the tie is reduced the effective rent (via Tie Release Fees) will increase.  Rent is billed and paid for weekly in advance depending on the payment terms agreed)

Security Deposit – This sum of money will be held on your account and will be returned to you on exiting of the pub based on your final account balance and the condition of the property

Working Capital – This is a recommend amount required which will be used in the day-to-day running of the business

Stock – This will be valued by an independent valuer on the day you take over the pub. This includes unbranded glassware, unopened bottles, wines, spirits, any unopened / opened kegs and cask ale providing the container is unopened

Fixtures & Fittings – This includes any item that is bolted to the floor or walls, and a fitting to be any item that is free standing or hung by a nail or hook. This will also include furniture

Training – This is required when taking on a Business Support Agreement.  Included is an e-learning package for you and your staff and attendance to our ‘Set Up To Succeed’ workshop held at our Head Office in Chester.  Please note, you will be required to attend this workshop before signing a long term tenancy agreement.

Service Charge Cost – £28.01 per week – This is a weekly charge that includes statutory compliance certification (including Annual CP12 and CP42 gas test), cellar cooling services (including full insurance to cover repairs and / or replacements), Health & Safety Essentials (including assessments) and Licensing Support.


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