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Farmers Arms

Holmfirth, HD9 2LR

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The Farmers Arms is a delightful stone-built building set in the popular and affluent village of Burnlee, close to the tourist town of Holmfirth. The Farmers Arms is the only pub in the village and has historically been well supported by the local residents.

Set back from the roadside, this pub is a hidden gem and exudes the feeling of a real community focused business. Nestled in the Holme Valley, Burnlee village and Holmfirth are well sought after areas to reside in and as such attract affluent customers who want quality and great standards which the Farmers Arms caters for.

Pub Layout

The pub is accessed via Liphill Bank Road, a small single land road in the residential area of Burnlee. There is a car park to the left hand-side of the pub which can fit around ten vehicles. The most used entrance to the pub is off this car park, entering the rear of the pub through a fenced off and covered patio area, the roof of which is criss-crossed by grapevines. Off this patio area to the rear of the car park is a raised decking area with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. Upon entering through the rear entrance there is a small lounge/corridor area which has a couple of tables with stools and a couple of fruit machines. The younger customers tend to congregate in this area and make good use of the games machines.

Down a couple of steps, you enter the main trading area which is beautifully decorated with a modern cottage feel. There is a wood burning stove in the centre of the room surrounded by fixed and loose seating with the traditional bar positioned along the back wall. Follow past the bar and around the corner and you are welcomed into another small lounge area which leads on to the toilets which are in excellent condition.

Upstairs there is a small room that could be used for meetings and small gatherings but it is not serviced by a bar area.

The Farmers Arms is a traditional local pub that offers a small but quality food offer. It’s well known for its great selection of cask ales supported by premium lagers, great wines and quality gins and other spirits. It serves the local residents of Brunlee and Upperthong and is well frequented by thirsty local residents, particularly the early evening and teatime trade. The pub benefits from a fully functioning catering kitchen and provides customers with a great quality and satisfying food offer, aimed at those wanting a family meal and who cannot be bothered to cook after a long day at work. It is primarily a drinks focussed business on a roughly 80/20 wet/dry split but is known for its quality food offer. The pub provides entertainment through live music and BT Sport but its main draw is through being a beautiful pub at the heart of the community, a place where everybody knows your name.

Proposed Opening Times

Monday – Thursday   4pm – 11pm

Friday – Saturday       12pm – 12am

Sunday                         12pm – 11pm

Private Accommodation

The private accommodation is situated across two floors above the trading area and is spacious. It consists of three bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchen which is in excellent condition. All the rooms are in great condition and have recently been refurbished to a good standard.

Annual Rent: £13,000

Security Deposit: £5,000

Working Capital: £3,000

Stock: £2,000

Fixtures and Fittings: Upon Valuation  – funding options available for the right licensee.

Utilities (Gas and Electric): This pub is part of the Group Energy deal and you will therefore be required to purchase gas and electric supply through Admiral Taverns.  For more information on this, please speak with a member of our recruitment team

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 Farmers Arms should proudly service the residents of Burnlee, Upperthong and the surrounding areas. It is a local’s pub and should be at the heart of the community now and for years to come. The licensee should cater for young and old alike and be a champion for the local community. A warm and friendly face behind the bar, the licensee will need to provide excellent quality drinks and food, supported by excellent standards and a welcoming environment. They should look to build ties with the local church and school to become a real hub for the village and in doing so will be well supported by the local residents.

A passion for cask ales and pride in looking after them is essential as is the ability to offer a small but quality food offer.

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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