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Hawley Arms, Farnborough

Hawley, GU14 8HU

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Agreement Type

  • Full internal and external refurbishment planned
  • Scope to introduce snack bar food offer
  • Regular live entertainment with big screens

The Hawley Arms is a large detached drinks focused community pub located on Churchill Crescent in Hawley, a densely populated suburb of Farnborough. The Pub is a 5 minute walk from Farnborough Football Club and college, some 1.5 miles from Farnborough railway station and the town centre with quick access to the M3 motorway.

Pub Layout

The Hawley Arms is a traditional community pub, made up of two trading areas around the centrally located bar, which services all areas. The left of the bar is dominated by a large vertical drinking space, and to the right is a games room, housing a pool table and multiple screens for live sporting events. The Pub has a mixture of fixed and loose seating throughout and is all in good condition. Externally there is an enclosed beer garden to the rear of the pub and large car park housing twenty plus vehicles.

The pub trades as a drinks focused community local, with a big screen sports offer showing an array of live sporting events along with supporting local pub teams including pool, darts and football. There is currently no food offer, however there is scope to introduce a snack food offer with the catering kitchen on site.

Private Accommodation

The private accommodation which is accessed through the bar comprises of two bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, bathroom and WC.

Annual Rent: £25,000

Security Deposit: £5,000

Working Capital: £6,000

Stock: £3,000

 Fixtures and Fittings: To be confirmed upon valuation –  funding options may be 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.

Admiral Taverns are looking for a new licensee who is a community focused operator who will need to know the local area and be able to embed themselves within the community by engaging the local teams and already supportive clientele.  The successful applicant must focus on premiumisation and quality in terms of the range and retail offer to drive beer volumes further at this site with excellent standards.


Admiral Taverns will look to invest with a full refurbishment of the Hawley Arms with the right licensee(s). There is scope to make this pub the hub of the community focusing on sports with a good 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). On occasion, our Business Development Manager will discuss a start up rent which is discretionary to an individual pub and can be discussed.

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.  Our standard deposit is 25% of the headline rent.  On occasion, we can negotiate a lower security deposit with the aim to build up to our full deposit on a long term agreement.

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.

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 – Before signing a long term agreement, you will be required to attend our 7 Steps to Sales Success training programme.  Held online over three days, you will learn marketing and business strategies that will help you to grow sales in your pub – step-by-step.

Service Charge Cost – £60.89 per week – The Admiral Taverns Premium Maintenance Package will help take care of your compliance and statutory obligations with one simple fee, whilst giving you piece of mind about your boiler and cellar cooling repair and replacement.  This also includes full access to e-learning for you and your staff.

*Zero Business Rates – Based on the April 2023 rating list, the Nil Rates Payable is based on small business rates relief being applied and the licensee only occupying one property for commercial purposes.  Please note, this only applies to pubs marked with an Asterix *

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