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Roebuck, Marlborough

Marlborough, SN8 2AJ

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Agreement Type

  • Wrap-around bar and snug with open fire
  • Good sized car park
  • Opportunity to grow both wet and food sales

The Roebuck is a popular, traditional pub situated on the outskirts of the picturesque market town of Marlborough. Situated on the side of the A4, it is ideally placed for locals and visitors alike. Marlborough is a market town and civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire on the Old Bath Road, the old main road from London to Bath. The town is on the River Kennet, 24 miles, north of Salisbury and 10 miles, southeast of Swindon.

Pub Layout

To the left of the pub, a cosy snug bar features an inviting open fire and a charming bay window. The interconnecting wrap-around island bar seamlessly serves the restaurant area, which is thoughtfully divided into three sections. The exterior boasts a spacious area at the front and side of the pub, with a stretch tent providing sheltered seating on the side. Towards the rear of the garden, you’ll find an astro-turfed games area, perfect for outdoor activities. Additional amenities include a car park with space for approximately 20 cars and a generously sized trade kitchen.

The Roebuck currently trades as a quintessential community pub with quality home cooked food at the heart. Accompanying the food are a wide range of quality cask ales.

Private Accommodation

The accommodation consists of 3 / 4 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and living room.

Annual Rent: TBC

Security Deposit: £5,000

Working Capital: £2,500

Stock: £2,500

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.

We are seeking a licensee with proven catering experience to maintain and enhance our already excellent food offerings. Additionally, there is significant potential to grow the beverage sales by introducing a mid-week calendar of events.

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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