Droitwich Spa is a thriving and vibrant community with a growing population of approximately 23,500. It is the largest town in the Wychavon District serving the local population and surrounding villages. The town benefits from Parks and open spaces a wide range of schools and a vibrant social scene. In northeast Worcestershire, Droitwich Spa has easy access to Junctions 5 and 6 of the M5, which links to the major motorway networks of the West Midlands. There are mainline railway links to Birmingham and Worcester and Birmingham International Airport is easily accessible by road or rail.
Droitwich Spa is a thriving and vibrant community with a growing population of approximately 23,500. It is the largest town in the Wychavon District serving the local population and surrounding villages. The town benefits from Parks and open spaces a wide range of schools and a vibrant social scene. In northeast Worcestershire, Droitwich Spa has easy access to Junctions 5 and 6 of the M5, which links to the major motorway networks of the West Midlands. There are mainline railway links to Birmingham and Worcester and Birmingham International Airport is easily accessible by road or rail. The Freemasons Arms has recently undergone a transformational refurbishment and benefits from a truly stunning outside space that consists of a beautiful stretch tent and pergola that are fully heated and lit along with a great family garden and car park, this pub is now perfectly pitched to grow and grow and grow. This will be achieved through a committed, engaging operator working with the pub-owning company to really bring this stunning pub to life. The successful operator will come to the party with their community focussed, activity-led, an exciting business plan that will attract a diverse mix of customers, drive new visits, extend dwell times, create customer loyalty and ensure every customer returns and recommends. The Freemasons Arms is a classic-looking pub and sits on a dominant spot on the very busy Bromsgrove Road heading into the town, The pub benefits from being surrounded by lots of housing and not being far from the picturesque banks of the River Salwarpe.
A Horseshoe bar, make service and absolute doddle easily serving the main pub area and the cosy snug.
As a community pub, it will be essential that the pub offers excellent value and exciting daily, weekly and monthly engaging reasons to visit for the current locals, to attract lapsed customers that live locally and to encourage visits from everyone in Droitwich. The pub operator and their business plan must create this compelling proposition to fit the amazing refurbishment with the goal of making the Freemasons Arms the number one community local pub in town.
The private accommodation consists of two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, and a bathroom.
Annual Rent: £17,500
Security Deposit: £5,000
Working Capital: £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: £325 plus VAT
For a breakdown on financial information, please refer to the ‘Additional Info’ tab.
The pub’s success will be driven by the operators’ personality and drive, It is expected that the operator heavily engages with the community especially around local causes, and develops the pub not just as a business but a community hub for everyone. As a community pub, the pub should be the second home for large sections of society, the boys after work, young and older couples and singles, families and groups should all be taken into consideration when ensuring the offer of the pub is for the local people. A strong activity led rhythm of the week will be required to complement the comfortable environment, perfectly crafted atmosphere and add to the great value which will ensure that every day the pub will be buzzing with activity from lunchtime to bedtime. Then there is the Cherry on the cake, the newly developed outside area, the best in Droitwich, will attract from all over Droitwich and will give everyone great reasons to visit for most months of the year yet will be flexible enough to exploit the huge scope to grow the pub’s reputation for holding fantastic outside events, these events have historically proved hugely popular but with the new extended comfortable outside there is real scope to now developing these events to be the biggest and best Family fun days, live entertainment events, BBQs, Beer and Cider festivals and Charity fundraising events in town.
We are looking for a partner to work with on this most exciting of pubs, if you think that’s you then you must have a passion for being part of the community, that means having the ability to engage and relate with large cross-sections of society and know what it takes to make your pub a real home from home. You will be either a pub centric single or couple who have a real passion for the industry and a proven track record of creating, delivering and living compelling local pub propositions whilst demonstrating the ability to make a business like this tick the 365 days a year that it will trade. Sound business, marketing and accounting acumen will be needed to ensure that every sales opportunity is exploited to ensure that this pub delivers a very healthy financially rewarding business for you.
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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