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Five Bells, Cople

Bedford, MK44 3TU

Your investment

£20,000

Agreement Type

Tenancy

The Five Bells is situated on a busy road in Cople, a village a few miles east of Bedford in the county of Bedfordshire. It is only a few minutes from the busy A421 main trunk road between the A1 & M1 motorway. The 400-year-old Five Bells is an attractive building in the centre of the village, opposite the church and derived its name from when the Church had five bells.

The Five Bells is situated on a busy road in Cople, a village a few miles east of Bedford in the county of Bedfordshire. It is only a few minutes from the busy A421 main trunk road between the A1 & M1 motorway. The 400-year-old Five Bells is an attractive building in the centre of the village, opposite the church and derived its name from when the Church had five bells.

Pub Layout

The pub has 40 covers that are all serviced via the main servery. There are two separate restaurant areas and a lounge area which you can also eat in. Good sized and a well-equipped kitchen that any chef would be pleased to work in. The pub benefits from having its own car park & beer garden which could also have an outside bar. This could help to take the stress off the main bar during those busy summer periods. The pub has the facilities to allow it to open a little village store as there are no other shops in the village.

The Five Bells is a pub that is very important to the local community; it also caters for those who like to travel to have a good quality dining experience in an informal environment. The pub would benefit from serving a good variety of cask ales and a selection of good quality wines including a more premium offer, as the houses locally do appear to be of a good standard and the demographic report substantiates this. Although there are not many amenities within the village, the church opposite is busy with weddings and christenings which could obviously lend itself quite nicely to passing footfall. There is a garden centre locally and also a community centre, which if targeted correctly, could also attract passing trade. This site needs an owner-operator who can embed themselves within the local community. Food experience is key along with good marketing skills; this site will need marketing well to attract the footfall it requires but could be a fantastic business for the right operator.

Private Accommodation

The private accommodation consists of three bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom.

 

 

Annual Rent: £18,746

Security Deposit: £5,000

Working Capital: £10,000

Stock: £5,000

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: £325 plus VAT

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

This site needs an owner-operator who can embed themselves within the local community. Food experience is key along with good marketing skills; this site will need marketing well to attract the footfall it requires but could be a fantastic business for the right operator.

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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