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General Burgoyne

CHURCH ROAD, GREAT URSWICK, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0SX
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Beer Garden
Disabled Access / Facilities
Dogs Welcome
Family Friendly
Function Room
Great Cask Ales
Historic Interest
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Area Overview

The General Burgoyne is a cosy country pub that sits in the picturesque village of Great Urswick, one and a half miles off the A590 between Dalton and Ulverston. The villages of Great Urswick and Little Urswick, together called Urswick, are located in the Furness peninsula in Cumbria, England. They are situated to the south-west of the town of Ulverston.

Private Accommodation

There are 3 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, lounge and additional space available in the loft area.

Property Address

General Burgoyne CHURCH ROAD
LA12 0SX

Pub location on map


General Burgoyne is a very famous and historical pub built around 1631, with a unique name overlooking the Tarn. This pub is located in the picturesque village of Great Urswick, only a mile and a half from the main A590 and has acquired a fantastic reputation for good quality pub food. People travel from all around Barrow in Furness and the surrounding areas to dine at the General Burgoyne. There is a single bar serving a lounge area and conservatory restaurant. On the first floor is the Tarn View Suite, a cosy function room accommodating 30 guests with private bar and toilet facilities. Suitable applicants must be highly experienced in catering, preferably trained as a chef and be able to maintain the current food offer. Robinsons are seeking an experienced operator, ideally with letting room and food experience, who can continue to offer a warm welcome and high standards in this multi-faceted business.

Trading Accommodation

There is a single bar serving a lounge area and conservatory restaurant. On the first floor is the Tarn View Suite, a cost function room accommodating 30 guests with private bar and toilet facilities ideal for birthdays, christenings, meetings and small conferences. There is a catering kitchen and a small car park for 10 cars.


Rent: £15,000 (5k concession first year only) per annum
Potential FMT turnover: £213,318

Rateable Value: £18,200

Uniform Business Rate April 2017 47.9p (England) 47.9p (Wales). To establish the rate payable, please contact the relevant Local Authority.
For further information regarding the April 2017 revaluation, please visit


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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.

FMT Barrelage 89
Current MAT Barrelage 40
Last Year's MAT Barrelage 43
2 Years Ago MAT Barrelage 96
3 Years Ago MAT Barrelage 61

Discounts excl VAT

This rent assessment includes a discount of £65 per barrel on Robinsons beers and up to £75 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 exclude VAT.

4 Week's Rent £769
Trading Deposit £5,000
Professional Fees £1,800
Stock & Glassware £5,000
Sub Total £12,936
Fixtures & Fittings TBC


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.

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