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Village Inn

Skelmersdale, WN8 8AT

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The Village Inn is a detached building located in a residential area, approximately a 20 minute walk to the centre of Skelmersdale. The pub is also within easy walking distance of local shops and amenities and a five minute drive to the M58 motorway linking the M6 and M57. Skelmersdale is a town in West Lancashire, six miles from Wigan and 13 miles from Liverpool, with a population of approximately 40,000.

Pub Layout

The outlet trades from an open plan room with the servery centrally located in the middle of the pub on entering. To the right side is a pool and darts area and to the left is a small staged area, with plenty of seating for up to 50 people. The ladies and gents toilets are located to the rear and the fully equipped catering kitchen is located to the far left hand side of the pub. On the first floor there is a function room with its own bar servery that can hold up to 50 people at any time. Outside there is a car park for up to seven cars surrounding the pub and a beer garden to the rear with benches. There is also a bowling green that is sublet through Admiral Taverns.

The Village Inn is a community local pub that benefits from being the hub of the community. The pub is home to local pool and darts teams and has the opportunity to introduce a football team. The pub also shows live sports and is also heavily focused on entertainment offering karaoke and bands at weekends and quiz nights throughout the week.

Private Accommodation

The private accommodation is located on the first floor and consists of two bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and bathroom which are all in reasonable order.

Annual Rent: £12,500 (£20,000 after investment)

Security Deposit: £3,000

Working Capital: £1,500

Stock: £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.

We are keen to invest in the Village as it should be the hub of the community, offering regular entertainment, pub sports and quality food and drink. Before we can refurbish the pub we are looking to appoint a licensee who IS familiar with the local area. They should develop the cask ales and be willing to introduce a food offer as this has been successful in the past. Experience in catering is desirable however Admiral Taverns can offer the support and training to deliver a basic food offer.

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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