Great Cask Ales
Newbold Astbury (often just Astbury) is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, in the north-west of England. The village is situated to the south of Congleton on the A34 road to Scholar Green; the A34 forms one side of the triangular village green. Astbury is a pretty village, with a fine display of daffodils every spring and a well-kept village green. Several timber-framed black and white buildings and cottages pepper the village - keeping that rural atmosphere. There is also a church, dating from the 12th-15th centuries and is known for its detached tower and spire with carved oak roof and fine furnishings.
The accommodation is of a good size. There are three large sized bedrooms that look out onto the Cheshire countryside. There is a small but extremely workable kitchen area, a large sized lounge area and a bathroom.
Horse Shoe Astbury
The Horseshoe Inn is an old Coaching Inn dating back to 1774 and sits in this idyllic part of the Cheshire Countryside. Totally unspoilt with farm buildings still standing from all those years ago when it used to be a farmed. The pub has an open log fire creating a cosy atmosphere for a relaxed and comfortable time, somewhere you can enjoy a chat amongst friends and patrons alike. This pub is a fine example of a real country pub. It has been kept up to date over the years but has lost none of its authentic atmosphere. The three, small blue-carpeted rooms have decorative plates, copper pieces and horse brasses adorning the walls, a proper authentic pub. During the warmer summer months, the garden is a sun trap, with an amazing children’s paly area, climbing frames and swings. The old-style piggery in the garden has now been transformed in to the “Caribbean Rum Shack” where you can sit and enjoy drinks with friends and family. Robinsons are looking for a licensee to take the helm of this community pub and immerse themselves into the village life. We are looking for someone who has some food experience is also an added bonus.
As you enter this traditional village country pub, you are met by a well-stocked bar, adorned with copper and brass horse tack. The bar itself has 3 real ale hand pumps, 3 lagers, Guinness, and Cider. To the right of the bar there is the lounge area, which is used for both dining and drinking, again with original pub features. This area also has a real log fire, perfect for those cosy winter evenings. To the left of the bar is the snug area. Again, this area is used for both drinking and dining. With its original features and real log fire, this area is another cosy corner of the pub. The kitchen is of a substantial size, kept pristine by the current tenants. At the back of the pub, there is also a large cellar, which also has the kitchens dry stores found in here. The pub has an extensive garden area with approximately 7 outside benches. There is a large children’s playground, with climbing frame, swings, slides, and a pirate boat. Perfect to keep the children entertained on a warm summer’s day! A bonus to the Horseshoe, is the “Caribbean Rum Shack”. This area is two old pig sty’s that have been transformed into the “Rum Shack” with an area cornered off for an outside bar, ideal for parties! Robinsons are looking for a tenant who will immerse themselves into the village life. This pub is the heart of the village, where people meet and chat. We require a tenant to carry on the village and community feel.
Rent: £25,000 per annum
Potential FMT turnover: £378,526
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||144|
|Last Year's MAT Barrelage||144|
|2 Years Ago MAT Barrelage||164|
|3 Years Ago MAT Barrelage||144|
Discounts excl VAT
This rent assessment includes a discount of £75 per barrel on Robinsons beers and up to £60 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||£1,923|
|Trading Deposit||£6,000 * £10,000 if trading as a limited company|
|Stock & Glassware||£3,000|
|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.