Great Cask Ales
Tirril is nestled on the edge of the Lake District, two and half miles from Ullswater, one of the Lakelands most majestic lakes. Tirril is a small village on the road between Pooley Bridge and Eamont Bridge at the Northern end of Ullswater Lake. There are various association of this area to William Wordsworth, who gained inspiration from the daffodils at Ullswater to write his famous poem, “The Daffodils”. Wordsworth’s brother also lived in Tirril and once owned the Queens Head Inn. The Queens Head is only two miles from the M6 and A66, ideal for exploring further afield to the Eden Valley and the North Yorkshire Moors. There is also good public transport links to Penrith, the bus only taking 11 minutes.
There are 2 main bedrooms, kitchen lounge and usual bathroom facilities. The domestic areas are in a very good condition.
Queens Head Inn
The Queens Head Inn, set in the centre of the village of Tirril, nestled on the edge of the Lake District National Park, is the epitome of an English Country Inn. Originally built in 1719, the Queens Head has been used as a pub since that time, gathering over the years all the bric a brac, memorabilia and character you would expect from an aged old Coaching Inn. Typical of Cumbria’s buildings, the Queens has sturdy two-foot thick stone walls keeping it cool in summer and holding the heat of the roaring fires in winter. By the fabulous real fireplace, you can see the original meat hooks for smoking meats still in place. Filled with flagstone, exposed timber flooring, oak beams and wooden settles, the Queens Head is a great example of a classic British pub with old world charm in every nook and cranny. Robinsons are looking for an experienced tenant to move the 7 en-suit rooms forward and push the food offering that is in place already.
The Queens head Inn is set in the centre of the village of Tirril. As Wordsworth described this area of the Lakes himself it is “the loveliest spot that man hath ever known”. As you drive into the village of Tirril you are met with the glorious sight of the Queens Head, whether it be winter or summer the front of the pub is always adorned with beautiful flowers and planters alike. Earlier this century the Queen’s Head was extended into the adjoining cottages as these date from 1733 this has done little to alter the traditional atmosphere and appearance of the Inn. As you walk into the pub, you are met by the oldest part of the main bar, where there are the original flagstone and floor boards, low beams and black panelling, giving it a feel in the Inn not dissimilar to the days when the Woodsworth’s owned the property. There are charming little tables and chairs on either side of the inglenook fireplace, which is always lit in winter, and also been known to be lit in June and July! Another bar to the right of the entrance has pews and chairs around large sized tables. Outside there are picnic-sets at the front, and modern chairs and tables under cover on the back terrace. There is potential here to add more chairs and tables. To the side of the pub, there is the dining are which can seat up to 60 people comfortably. this room is decorated with original, pub bric a brac and fantastic pictures. There are seven en-suite bedrooms on the first floor, made up of 5 doubles, 1 twin and 1 triple. All are well furnished and attractive rooms. All the rooms are equipped with some home luxuries, TV, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.
Rent: £45,000 per annum
Potential FMT turnover: £470,100
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||86|
|Last Year's MAT Barrelage||89|
|2 Years Ago MAT Barrelage||87|
|3 Years Ago MAT Barrelage||98|
Discounts excl VAT
This rent assessment includes a discount of £75 per barrel on Robinsons beers and up to £30 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||£3,462|
|Stock & Glassware||£4,000|
|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.