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Whitchaff Inn

371 BURY ROAD, Rawtenstall, Lancashire, BB4 6EH

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Beer Garden
Family Friendly
Great Cask Ales

Area Overview

Rawtenstall is a town at the centre of the Rossendale Valley in Lancashire, England, with a population of 22,000. It is the seat for the borough of Rossendale, in which it is located. The area is notable for its quarrying, with Rossendale Flagstone been widely used throughout the country in the 19th century.

Private Accommodation

The private accommodation consists of a large bathroom with separate shower cubicle and spa bath. Lounge, kitchen and three bedrooms.

Property Address

Whitchaff Inn 371 BURY ROAD


Whitchaff Inn

Pub location on map


Looking down over Rawtenstall from its lofty position, the Whitchaff Inn is a distinctive sight on the Bury Road. Tall and narrow, with a steeply raked slate roof, the stone building dates from 1761. It’s been a pub for well over 100 years previously called the Hare & Hounds; the present unusual name, adopted in the 1970’s, is a combination of the shortened names of two of the owners of the day. The Whitchaff can be found on the edge of Rawtenstall on the road to Edenfield and Bury. Once an old coaching house the pub offers panoramic views over the valley which can be experienced whilst sitting in the beer garden at the rear of the property.


Trading Accommodation

There is the main lounge with its unique bric a brac, and a former stable now houses the separate atmospheric restaurant which has a more contemporary feel. There is a spacious fully equipped catering kitchen, a car park can be found at the side of the property and a beer garden to the rear with panoramic views over the valley.


Rent: £33,000 per annum
Potential FMT turnover: £573,477
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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 157
Current MAT Barrelage 131
Last Year's MAT Barrelage 131
2 Years Ago MAT Barrelage 127
3 Years Ago MAT Barrelage 128

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 £2,538
Trading Deposit £6,000
Professional Fees £2,500
Stock & Glassware £6,000
Sub Total £17,038
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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