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High House

48 Wentworth Rd, Swinton, Mexborough S64 8JZ

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The High House is an attractive detached property located on a busy A road between Swinton and Kilnhurst in the Rotherham area. It is very much a wet led community pub with good views of the surrounding countryside. Directly behind the property is large estate consisting of residential housing and good transport links into Rotherham and Sheffield.

Pub Layout

The High House is open plan in layout with a good sized single servery for easy viewing of the entire area. The bar area is fitted with fixed seating and also boasts a traditional redbrick open fire place fitted with a log burner creating a welcoming feel to the pub, especially on colder days. To the left of the bar is a raised area that currently houses a pool table and a TV. Externally the pub has recently been decorated and new signage fitted. There is an attractive drinking terrace at the front of the building with a separate smoking solution providing views of the neighbouring fields. To the rear of the premises you will find a large car park for over twenty vehicles along with a beer garden.

The High House has a good reputation amongst the local community and focuses on the wet trade. Clientele comes from a range of age groups and genders with the current offer providing something for everyone. The pub also benefits with its current Sky Sports offer and is very popular with sports fans. The High House has entertainment at the weekends which includes a quiz on a Sunday and the occasional karaoke/disco night. There is an opportunity to introduce sports teams and various other entertainment prospects. As there is a backdrop of countryside this pub is a popular destination for walkers and dog owners.

Private Accommodation

Private Accommodation is split between the ground floor and the first floor. On the ground floor there is a domestic kitchen and living/dining room. The first floor which access is through the bar has three good sized bedrooms and a bathroom.

Annual Rent: £15,000

Security Deposit: £5,000 

Working Capital: £2,500

Stock: £1,300

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.

The pub is a popular destination for the local community and has a good reputation for its sports offering so any new potential licensee must be prepared to subscribe to Sky Sports. The experience and qualities we consider desirable to run this popular pub include drive and enthusiasm and ideally someone who is passionate about the quality of products and service they offer to the local community. Another key skill is good organisation to ensure all marketing and merchandising material is kept up to date, especially when advertising sport. As the pub boarders the open countryside the site is very popular with walkers and dog owners so accepting customers and their pets is a key requirement.

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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