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The Cross is ideally located within the streets of a densely populated area in the Village of Royston, Barnsley. Surrounded by a number of mixed chimney pots and local amenities the pub has a high footfall passing daily along with a strong support from locals and regulars. The village of Royston is situated just four miles outside of the centre of Barnsley and six miles outside of Wakefield making it an ideal location for those who have to travel in to these bigger towns for work and still have the rural, countryside lifestyle.

Pub Layout

On entering the pub you are welcomed in to an attractively decorated pub creating a warming ambience resulting in customers wanting to stay for that little bit longer. To the right is a quaint, snug bar with an original open, cast iron coal fire with fixed seating set in to the bay window, along with bar stools and loose seating. The bar is centrally located servicing all areas, with attractive tiled flooring surrounding. To the left is is a games area housing a pool table and darts board and poser tables, along with this there are still attractive original features in keeping with the rest of the pub, including an original fire place which is no longer in use and the bay window. To the rear of the pub you will find a relaxed lounge area with a feature log burner and a mixture of fixed and loose seating and a door leading to the trade kitchen and the beer garden.

The Cross should be the heart of the community, especially with how much it has to offer. There is a huge potential to utilise the commercial kitchen and reintroduce a good value food offer. Along with this the pub thrives off its pub teams and sports fans and really benefits from the live sports offer and it’s cask ales.

Private Accommodation

The private accommodation is located on the first floor of the pub and is in extremely good condition and is a great size. It comprises of three double bedrooms, large landing with storage cupboards, lounge, kitchen/ diner and a bathroom.

Annual Rent: £25,000

Security Deposit: £5,000

Working Capital: £2,000

Stock: £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

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

I am looking for a strong individual or couple who can run both a successful local pub, providing a good value food offer with offering fantastic customer service in order to re-ignite  the love of this pub back in the hearts of the community. It is a ready made success – we just need the right operator willing to work with us to drive this business forward.

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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