The Railway is an attractive three storey pub situated besides a canal in the pretty town of Droitwich Spa. Droitwich Spa is surrounded by the beautiful Worcestershire countryside and it is a town of great charm offering lots of local amenities and attractions. Although situated in the Heart of England and sitting in the English countryside it is easily accessible to the city of Birmingham which is just over twenty miles away.
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3+ Private Bedrooms
The Railway Inn is an attractive three storey pub situated besides a canal in the pretty town of Droitwich Spa. Droitwich Spa is surrounded by the beautiful Worcestershire countryside and it is a town of great charm offering lots of local amenities and attractions. Although situated in the Heart of England and sitting in the English countryside it is easily accessible to the city of Birmingham which is just over twenty miles away.
The Railway Inn has two distinct areas which are parted with a traditional horseshoe bar. As you enter the pub you are welcomed with traditional décor, exposed brickwork, and to the left-hand side of the room is a cosy log burner, approximately ten tables (although there would be room for more as it could be easily transformed into a more relaxed dining area) and a large TV for entertainment. To the right-hand side there is a further eight tables with a darts board and a music system, great for any events to draw in the locals and visitors to the area. The compact, yet functional, commercial kitchen is directly accessed from this area.
Externally, the pub benefits from a beer garden and a covered patio area with seating that overlooks the canal which people take full advantage of in the warmer months. The pub can also be accessed from the car park up a flight of stairs or directly from the road. The car park holds around eight vehicles.
The Railway Inn currently trades as a drinks focused pub with a range of menus including sandwich, light mid-week and hearty Sunday lunch menu. The new licensee would need to increase the food offer to a value led food menu to increase its customer base during the week. Live music is popular at the weekends, and they also host a disco for children on a Sunday afternoon. A stronger rhythm of the week would be beneficial to ensure the pub draws in clientele most evenings.
The private accommodation consists of three bedrooms, bathroom and sitting room all in reasonable order.
Annual Rent: £12,000
Security Deposit: £5,000
Working Capital: £2,000
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: £250 plus VAT
For a breakdown on financial information, please refer to the ‘Additional Info’ tab.
This is a great opportunity for an experienced local operator or couple looking to start off in the industry. This is a superb location within the community that has great appeal to the many locals and also the non-familiar guests using the canal and/or who are visiting Droitwich. I am looking for a licensee with great personality who has passion and pride for customer service and creating awesome experiences. You will put on a great rhythm of the week engaging with the local community at every level. Entertainment and teams will be critical to success. Food will play a part of the business and will need to be built into the new licensees business plan. You will have an outstanding eye for detail and standards must be first class. Your business plan will be a working document that will live and breathe throughout the journey of putting the Railway Inn Droitwich on the map.
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 – £30.10 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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