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The Blue Ball is located in the beautiful and affluent village of Worrall in the Parish of Bradfield approximately four miles north of the City of Sheffield. The pub is situated just off the main through road of the village with fantastic views of the valley and surrounding areas. It is close to shops and schools and is surrounded by a good mix of housing. The S35 postcode has a population of approximately 18,222 with only two pubs servicing this area. The Blue Ball is a large detached property, in very good order. It should be a great community local offering pub sports and quality food in an inviting and friendly atmosphere.
Externally the pub is in a very good condition and benefits from having a small but adequate car park, some bench seating to the front and then to the rear is a fantastic enclosed courtyard and garden which also houses the smoking shelter. The internal trading areas are also of a very high standard and comprises; three key rooms for up to 30 covers, a snug, main bar and games room with a pool table and darts area. The bar servery is situated centrally which services all areas of the pub. The kitchen is located on the ground floor to the rear and this is currently only used for domestic purposes however his would need upgrading to function as a commercial kitchen. The ladies and gents toilets are located close to the garden entrance lobby and have both been recently refurbished to a high standard.
The Blue Ball is very much a hub of the local community. It’s a traditional village pub with a friendly atmosphere, currently drinks led but with huge potential. Income is currently driven by the reputation of being a great community local with fantastic standards and a good cask ale offer which we would like to enhance. Sky Sports is shown and quiz nights are popular throughout the week. We are looking to invest in this pub and introduce a traditional food offer to cater more for the demographic of the local area. Customers can enjoy the pub all year round with open fires in the winter and then use of the external garden in the summer months which has proven to be very popular with the regulars.
The private accommodation is located on the first floor and is of an adequate family size consisting of two bedrooms, lounge and large shower / bathroom in reasonable condition. The kitchen is located on the ground floor.
Annual Rent: £10,500
Security Deposit: £5,000
Working Capital: £2,500
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.
The Blue Ball is a great community local but has the potential to be the best pub in the area with a licensee who has the drive, ambition and enthusiasm to further develop this fantastic pub. They will need to launch an exceptional food menu and have an enhanced drinks offer such as gins, wines and cask ale. There will be a desire to promote the overall retail offer through various marketing platforms such as ‘A’ boards, social media and word of mouth. We have identified that we would like to invest in this pub by re-decorating internally and upgrading the outdoor area which will allow customers to make the most out of the countryside views. The development and refurbishment of this pub would create a warm and welcoming feel and we would hope that the new licensee would start to welcome new customers whilst retaining the existing clientele. The successful licensee will be passionate about delivering excellent customer service and have a keen eye for detail. They will want to be part of the community and should be able to demonstrate their ideas and vision for the Blue Ball in their business plan.
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.