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Telstar, Rotherham

Rotherham, S63 7SZ

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Agreement Type

  • Strong Community Local Trade
  • Great Opportunity To Develop Food Offer
  • Popular Pub Sports Venue

The Telstar is a large detached building located in a highly populated residential area in Wath upon Dearne – five miles from Rotherham and centrally located between Barnsley and Doncaster. The area comprises of a mixture of local authority housing, privately owned housing, local shops and businesses. The Telstar also benefits from the bus stop situated directly outside the front of pub which links buses into the town of Wath upon Dearne. Rotherham is a town in South Yorkshire, England. The surrounding area has a population of approximately 17,000.

Pub Layout

The Telstar is a popular community pub located within the heart of a large housing estate. The entrance to the left takes you into the main bar – a fairly big room that is divided into two areas. On one side there is a traditional stone floored games area with a pool table and dartboard, while the second area features relaxed lounge-style seating with carpeted floors, a mixture of fixed and loose furniture and a large bar servery towards the back wall. The room is decorated with a significant amount of sports and music memorabilia, and has several televisions for customers to enjoy live sports. To the left of the bar there is a doorway into a hall which gives access to the ladies toilets, the private accommodation and the very impressive lounge bar. This good sized room has the added advantage of having a stage, so it is frequently used to put on live entertainment, discos, etc. as well as being used for private parties and functions for the local community. It would also make a great area for dining as there is already a small catering kitchen located behind the bar. This includes all the essential equipment to service an everyday food offer in addition to providing buffets for the function trade. Outside you will find a horseshoe shaped car park surrounding three sides of the pub that provides a considerable amount of parking. The area to the front of the site provides an ideal outdoor drinking space with a number of picnic benches to encourage extra trade in the warmer months, and to the side of the pub is a covered smoking shelter.

The Telstar has a solid foundation as a community-focused pub, with a loyal customer base and various activities drawing people in. Expanding the use of the catering kitchen to include an everyday food offer could be a smart move to further enhance the pub’s offerings and potentially attract new customers. By providing quality meals alongside live sports, entertainment, and functions, you can create a more well-rounded experience, encouraging them to stay longer and visit more frequently. Plus, offering food can increase revenue streams and boost overall profitability. It’s essential to consider the preferences of your current clientele and any gaps in the local market when developing the food menu to ensure it resonates with your target audience.

Private Accommodation

The private accommodation is located on the first floor and is accessed through the inner hallway. It is in very good condition as the current licensee has recently redecorated throughout including new carpets. In brief the accommodation comprises: kitchen, lounge, three good sized bedrooms, bathroom and seperate toilet.

Annual Rent: £9,000

Security Deposit: £3,000

Working Capital: £1,000

Stock: £2,000

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.

We are looking for a licensee that has the drive, ambition and enthusiasm to further develop this great pub. A visible, hands on approach and the ability to become immersed in the local community will be crucial to its success. Marketing skills will play a key role in helping to grow the business further through the effective use of everything from A-Boards to social media platforms. An experienced licensee will appreciate the significant opportunity that exists to develop a food offer and introduce cask ale. However, previous experience of running a pub is not essential as we offer the training and support for a first time licensee looking to run their own pub business. The successful licensee will be passionate about delivering excellent customer service to the existing and new clientele.

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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