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The Stanley Arms is located in the quaint village of Upholland on the main road linking Wigan (4 miles away) to Skelmersdale (3 miles away), providing excellent access routes to the M6 and M58. Situated in a slightly elevated position, Upholland boast views of Liverpool and the Peak District, along with well-known country walks through the Fairy Glen and Beacon Country Park. The village has a mixture of privately owned and council houses with a population of approx. 7,500 people. The Stanley is located just a short walk away from local shops and businesses.
On entering the pub, will find a seating / dining area with quarry tiled flooring a mixture of lounged seating and tables and chairs, which also provides access to the private accommodation. To the right you will find a snug area with carpeted flooring, fixed and loose seating and a wall mounted television for when sporting events are on. The bar is located on the right hand side of the pub and services all areas. Behind the bar you will find another carpeted area with mixed seating, redbrick fire place housing an electric fire and a darts board which leads to the rear of the pub where you will find a large room with space for a pool table, another redbrick fireplace and a wall mounted television. There is a kitchen located at the back of the pub, ideal for a thriving food offer. This area will lead you onto the beer garden with a paved and covered smoking solution with seating to the right and then to the left you will find a fully enclosed beer garden with artificial grass and a number of benches and a children’s play area/tree house. The carpark is also accessed from the pub and is located at the rear, this space offers ample parking for approx. 15 vehicles.
The Stanley Arms is a traditional local community pub which thrives from its rhythm of the week and support of the longstanding locals along with passing trade. The Stanley currently hosts pool teams, darts teams, dominoes, weekly quiz, karaoke and weekend entertainment. As it stands, the pub currently offers two cask ales on hand pumps, wines, lagers, spirits and minerals along with a selection of crisps, nuts and a small food offer. With two televisions the Stanley does well when live sporting events are on during the week along with weekends.
The private accommodation can be accessed from outside of the pub or internally both through private doorways. It is located of the first floor and is deceptively spacious, in brief it comprises: a large landing, lounge/ dining room, kitchen/ breakfast room, bathroom, four double bedrooms – one having a walk-in wardrobe and a single bedroom/office.
Annual Rent: £19,500
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.
I am looking for an experienced couple desirably with food experience, however this is not essential. I am looking for someone who has the desire and passion to continue to build on the success of this pub with its sports teams and rhythm of the week and has the vision to expand and open up new opportunities. The licensee will need to successfully market the pub and have a strong social media presence to ensure the pub is appealing to a wider target of customers. I believe that there is the opportunity to develop the food offer with a possible lunch time trade and a new menu. The Stanley itself is a well-loved pub and is in need of a freshen up and with the right licensee, we would be looking to complete a refurbishment to ensure this pub is successful and appeals to the locals of Upholland as well as attracting a newer clientele from further afield.
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.