Willoughby Arms

Church Lane, Willoughby, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9SU



·         Exempt from business rates

·        Stunning location overlooking village green & 10 miles from


·        Separate dining room & fully equipped kitchen

·        Large beer garden & car park


The Willoughby Arms is located in the centre of Willoughby. The village is well known for being the birth place of Captain John Smith, who was a famous explorer. His adventures have been publicized under the story of Pocahontas. This pub not only caters for the villagers, but also benefits from tourist trade throughout the summer months as it is located within easy reach of Skegness.


The Willoughby consists of a single bar servery, a dining room and a lounge. There’s a well-equipped catering kitchen and to the rear, the pub benefits from a beer garden which is fenced off from the large car park.


Licence details

Alcohol Sales

9:00am – 2:00am


Live & Recorded Music

Friday – Sunday

8:00pm – 11:30pm


Living accommodation

The domestic accommodation is decorated to a good standard throughout. This consists of three double bedrooms, a living room and bathroom with a bath and shower cubical.


Details of facilities in the neighbourhood

The attractive village of Willoughby has just over 400 residents and is historically known as the birthplace of Captain John Smith, the famous 17th century explorer of North America. There is a pre-school and primary school, together with a petrol station with a small shop. Alongside this there’s a regular bus service which runs through to Mablethorpe. Opposite the pub is the large village green, village hall and Bowling Green. The current tenants in the pub also operate the bar in the village hall.


Brief description of the present trading environment

The Willoughby Arms is the heart of village life and also attracts diners from other local villages. The traditional bar with open fire has a darts board and 24 covers. The dining room is very well presented and accommodates 24 diners. There is also a small relaxing lounge with TV and sofas. There is a well maintained beer garden with sheltered seating and a car park for approximately 30 cars. The kitchen is fully equipped with adequate storage and preparation area. Many local clubs use the Willoughby, with the Pigeon Club having their marking station in the pub car park.


The cost of taking the pub on is £6,495.08, plus stock at valuation, valuation fees and working capital.


Experience and qualities to be demonstrated by the successful applicant

·         Catering experience

·         Good IT and social media skills

·         Ability to create a good community environment


Business agreement available

This pub is available on a 3 year renewable secured tenancy (i.e. automatically renewable). This includes a supply agreement for all wet stock. The Profit Partnership Plus tenancy agreement offers highly discounted Free Trade Cash and Carry Pricing.


For the duration of the term of the agreement and subsequent agreements if renewed, there are no rent reviews.


Projected Annual Turnover is £144,102.54 excluding VAT.


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