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Cheshire Tavern

Congleton, CW12 4EY

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The Cheshire Tavern is an impressive and welcoming detached, two storey, listed pub in a prime location situated on a busy road on the outskirts of Congleton, Cheshire. The pub fronts the A54 in a prominent position on a roundabout on the outskirts of the town centre.  There is a modern residential private development to the rear and various businesses and commercial outlets close by.  Congleton lies approximately 8 miles east of junction 18 of the M6.

Pub Layout

It’s impressive exterior welcomes customers into a smart and contemporary style inside which has become a popular destination eating-house, serving an extensive menu. The Cheshire Tavern has several areas, one of which is the conservatory catering for 30 covers with an assortment of tables and chairs. There is a staircase from the conservatory which leads to the first floor where there is a gallery bar area with part timber parquet and part carpeted floor area. The main staircase is in a Regency style and is bright and open, in the centre there is an atrium, which looks down over the main entrance. There are two fireplaces and an assortment of high back armchairs and sofas and this floor caters for approximately 60 covers, there is also the ladies, gents and disabled customer toilets.

Downstairs, the catering kitchen has an altro floor covering and is stainless steel commercially equipped with a door to a yard and store area. There is a food prep-area and a food lift to the first floor and in the basement is a beer cellar with chiller unit and two store rooms.

Outside there is a spacious lawned beer garden which is kept in great condition, and an attractive enclosed beer patio to the front and side which is extremely popular is the warmer months and a great place to relax with a drink.  The pub also boasts a surfaced car park to the front side and rear for approximately 50+ vehicles.

The business currently operates as a family-friendly destination eating-house that promotes various midweek offers. Inside the trading areas are spread over ground floor and first floor. There are circa 100 dining covers in total plus the option for Al-Fresco dining. The clientele is a mixture of locals, and passing trade visiting Congleton and custom is drawn from the surrounding areas including, North Cheshire, North Staffordshire and the Wirral.

Private Accommodation

On the first floor there is private accommodation comprising; two bedrooms, living room, kitchen and a bathroom.

Annual Rent: £32,000

Security Deposit: £5,000

Working Capital: £7,500

Stock: £7,500

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.

I am looking for an experienced licensee who has experience managing a food operation and ideally a destination eatery. The Cheshire Tavern is a large pub so it would need someone who has similar experience and a passion for promoting great food as well as expanding on the drinks offering. The pub would benefit from continued growth of the social media to promote offers and increase trade.

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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