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Square and Compass

STATION ROAD, DARLEY DALE, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2EQ


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Beer Garden
Disabled Access / Facilities
Dogs Welcome
Family Friendly
Great Cask Ales
Historic Interest

Area Overview

Darley Bridge is a small village in Darley Dale, located a short distance off the A6 between Matlock and Bakewell, it has grown up around the ancient crossing point of the Rover Derwent.  A stone’s throw from the boundary of the Peak District National Park the area attracts a lot of visitors to the numerous attractions in the area: Matlock, Matlock Bath, Heights of Abraham, Bakewell with its weekly Farmers Market, Chatsworth House & Gardens, Peak Rail who run Steam Trains from the nearby Darley Dale Station.

Private Accommodation

The domestic accommodation is quite spacious with lounge, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom.

Property Address

Square and Compass STATION ROAD

Pub location on map


The Square & Compass is a historic inn located on the southern edge of the Peak District in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales between Bakewell & Matlock. There is a central bar serving the large lounge, games room, snug, conservatory & walled beer garden. The former barn and farm cottage have been converted to provide excellent en-suite letting accommodation. There are 3 double & 2 family rooms. The pub also benefits from having a campsite (15 caravans & 12 tents with shower/toilet facilities), beer garden, catering kitchen and ample car parking to complement the quality food and drink offer. Robinsons are seeking a new licensee with the appropriate skills to take this business forward and partner us in a future refurbishment scheme.

*This pub is being let on a 1 year agreement

Trading Accommodation

This traditional pub has a central bar serving a large lounge with fire place and games room with interconnecting snug (total approx. 50 covers).  To the rear is a conservatory and walled beer garden with views over the surrounding fields.  There are 2 car parks – 1 adjacent to the pub and the other larger car park opposite.  There are five en-suite letting rooms (2 x family rooms, 1 x located on the ground floor for guest with mobility restrictions and 3 x doubles).  Opposite the pub there is a large campsite that can accommodate 15 x caravans and 12 x tents running alongside the River Derwent (day fishing permits are available). 2 shower/toilet cubicles are located at the pub, currently being supplemented during busy periods with temporary toilets. 


Rent: £16,000 per annum
Potential FMT turnover: £244,332
  • Accommodation
  • Beverages
  • Food


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 130
Current MAT Barrelage 108
Last Year's MAT Barrelage 109
2 Years Ago MAT Barrelage 81
3 Years Ago MAT Barrelage 85

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 exclude VAT.

4 Week's Rent £1,231
Trading Deposit £5,000
Professional Fees £1,800
Stock & Glassware £5,000
Sub Total £13,031
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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