Great Cask Ales
The village of Astbury lies just to the south of Congleton, on the eastern side of the Cheshire Plain. St Mary’s Church which is opposite the pub dominates the village which has been voted Best Kept Village. There are many attractions nearby such as Little Moreton Hall, Brereton Country Park and Jodrell Bank and, more locally, Astbury Golf Club. Congleton itself is a market town located about half way between Manchester and Stoke and is part of the beautiful Cheshire Peak District. Congleton is well known for its festivals, flowers, ribbons, beers and bears!
The tenant’s accommodation, which is in excellent order, is located on the 1st and 2nd floor of the pub and consists of 2 double bedrooms (2nd floor) with original beams and views over the churchyard. There is a lounge with fireplace, large bathroom with corner bath and shower over, separate dining room (which could be used as a 3rd bedroom), large fully fitted kitchen and an office with storage areas into eaves.
The Egerton Arms is a 16th Century country inn set in the beautiful village of Astbury on the outskirts of Congleton, Cheshire. This pub has a good reputation for the quality of its food, cask conditioned ales, comfortable interior with wooden beams and attractive fire surrounds and, outside, a popular beer patio and garden with children’s play equipment. It also benefits from six comfortable en-suite letting bedrooms making this pub business a real all-rounder. Robinsons are ideally seeking an experienced licensee with catering and hospitality skills to take on this well-established family business.
With a white-washed exterior, this attractive pub has a small bar serving lounge, dining and bar areas. Upon entering the front of the pub there is a traditional lounge area (40+ covers) with a feature fire surround leading to the bar area. There is a dining area (66 covers) to the rear of the pub with wooden beams and stove-style fires in feature fireplaces. This area can easily be used for functions or meetings. Quality fixtures and fittings give this pub a warm, welcoming feel. There is also a great beer patio & garden (100 covers) accessed via the large car park at the rear of the pub which boasts a range of children’s play equipment. Surrounding the car park area further grassed and wooded areas. The pub also benefits from having 6 good quality en-suite letting bedrooms on 1st floor – 2 doubles (1 four poster), 3 double or twin rooms and 1 single room. The catering kitchen is well-equipped and leads to a large fridge/freezer room and bottle/additional storage areas. Near to the toilets (inc. disabled facilities) there is a boiler room and storage area and a laundry room.
Rent: £40,000 per annum
Potential FMT turnover: £616,115
A barrel is a unit of measurement adopted by the pub and brewing industry. A barrel is 36 gallons or 288 pints. This excludes wines, minerals and spirits.
|Current MAT Barrelage||165|
|Last Year's MAT Barrelage||168|
|2 Years Ago MAT Barrelage||174|
|3 Years Ago MAT Barrelage||191|
Discounts excl VAT
This rent assessment includes a discount of £65 per barrel on Robinsons beers and up to £25 on other beers and ciders.
Level Of Investment
This is a one-off payment made at the start of the vacancy agreement. All figures are estimates and include VAT.
|4 Week's Rent||£3,077|
|Stock & Glassware||£6,000|
|Fixtures & Fittings||£31,500|
FMT barrelage: Please note that this assessment is based on the "fair maintainable trade" that can be achieved by a "reasonably efficient operator" and is not therefore a guarantee of volume or consequential sales or profit.
Similarly Historic performance, whilst a significant factor to consider, is not a guarantee of future performance of a pub and you should bear this in mind in your assessment of trading potential.