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Swan and Chequers

HIGHTOWN, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1AE


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Beer Garden
Dogs Welcome
Family Friendly
Historic Interest
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Area Overview

Sandbach is a market town and civil the unitary authority of Cheshire East. It's history is officially recorded from as early as the Doomsday book. In the 9th century local Saxons erected bejewelled Crosses to proclaim the Christian message and these famous Saxon Crosses still stand on the cobbles of the Market Square today. Markets have been held in the town for many centuries and in 1579 Queen Elizabeth awarded Sandbach a market charter, which ensured the town’s prosperity. The Charter Market takes place every Thursday, with regular Saturday markets and specialist markets taking place in the Town throughout the year. Sandbach is home to a fantastic array of independent stores offering a wide variety of products, with cafe's, restaurants and hostelries providing a tempting and diverse selection of food and drink for daytime and evening visitors to the town.


Private Accommodation

There are 4/5 generous sized bedrooms with a lounge, kitchen, bathroom and separate shower room.

Property Address

Swan and Chequers HIGHTOWN
CW11 1AE


Swan & Chequers

Pub location on map


The Swan & Chequers sits in the centre of the historic market town of Sandbach. Located at the top of Hightown it has a commanding position looking down the main street. The Swan and Chequers is a town centre pub-partly open-plan, Formerly a corn exchange pub it was rebuilt as the Swan Hotel by Kay's Brewery in 1893. The frontage has a terracotta plaque showing a beast holding a key in its mouth and  there are several examples of the 'beast and key' in painted glass in both ground floor and first floor windows. It is believed that the 'beast and key' was an emblem of the Kay family which dates to the 17th Century.  The Swan & Chequers was taken over by Robinson's in 1929. Traditional pub games are popular on mid week evenings, whilst entertainment takes over at weekends when the Swan & Chequers becomes part of the town centre circuit, with a lively clientele covering all ages. There is an archway and a covered smoking area within the courtyard area.


Trading Accommodation

This is a spacious busy town centre public house, although partially open plan it retains a cosy multi room feel and has a vibrant daytime trade of locals and shoppers visiting the town, especially on Thursdays when the nearby Town Market attracts a lot of visitors to Sandbach. There is one large bar and a large bar lounge area with a pool room behind the bar, although not currently in use there is a fully equipped catering kitchen. Externally there is a rear courtyard with a raised patio area, open garage and parking for 6-8 cars.



Rent: £12,000 per annum
Potential FMT turnover: £209,082
  • 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 161
Current MAT Barrelage 117
Last Year's MAT Barrelage 135
2 Years Ago MAT Barrelage 135
3 Years Ago MAT Barrelage 133

Discounts excl VAT

This rent assessment includes a discount of £75 per barrel on Robinsons beers and up to £85 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 £923
Trading Deposit £6,000
Professional Fees £3,616
Stock & Glassware £3,000
Sub Total £13,539
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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