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Wheatsheaf, Bishops Stortford

Bishops Stortford, CM23 2EU

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Agreement Type

  • Well established community local
  • Well known for Sports and Entertainment
  • Spacious heated patio

Wheatsheaf is located in Bishops Stortford, a market town in Hertfordshire, which combines historic charm with modern amenities. Nestled along the River Stort, the town features cobbled streets, historic architecture, and a vibrant town center. Its proximity to London and Stansted Airport adds convenience, while community events and festivals foster a strong sense of belonging. With excellent schools and a preserved heritage, Bishops Stortford offers an appealing blend of modern living and historical character.

Pub Layout

Upon entering the Wheatsheaf, you walk into to a warm and cosy bar, complete with an open fire for those cold winter nights. It comprises of both fixed and loose seating for relaxing with friends. There is another bar accessed through a separate door, which is a well-established pool and sports area. To the rear of the pub, there is a substantial raised and covered patio area which is very popular and is complete with heating to extend it’s use outside of the summer season, there is also a car park which provides around eight spaces.


The Wheatsheaf prides itself on being a wet-led pub, the pub is highly sports focussed, utilising live sports via Sky Sports and TNT. They have regular quizzes, entertainment and charity events which has given them a great following in the community where they are well-supported. Despite being wet-led, the Wheatsheaf has a compact trade kitchen making it capable of introducing a simple food offer.

Private Accommodation

The private accommodation comprises: One double bedroom, lounge (possible second bedroom), kitchen/diner and bathroom.

Annual Rent: £19,500

Security Deposit: £5,000

Working Capital: £3,000

Stock: £4,000

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.

This charming establishment is ideally on the lookout for a couple ready to immerse themselves in the local community and become the cherished landlords of this beloved local pub. The Wheatsheaf is well-established within the community and the new licensee would look to carry on the brilliant work that has been done, as well as introduce a food offer to complement the already popular drinks menu.

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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