Running a Pub
Kings Head, Bonsall
- Stunning traditional pub in historic Derbyshire village location
- 2 trading areas and external drinking area
- Fully equipped commercial kitchen
- Close to Peak District tourist attractions
- Extension of rear area planned for early 2019
The Kings Head is a traditional, unspoilt pub dating back to 1677, located in the centre of the village of Bonsall, which itself is mentioned in the Doomsday book. There is a small enclosed external drinking area to the rear of the pub. Internally the pub is divided into 2 trading areas; a public bar with many old features, and a lounge/dining area with a strong village theme. There is a fully equipped commercial kitchen to the rear with preparation and storage areas. Planning permission has been recently granted to extend the rear covered area.
- Beer Garden
- Food Served
- Open Fire
Monday – Sunday
9:00 – 01:00
Live & Recorded Music
Monday – Saturday
9:00 – 23:00
The domestic area comprises of two bedrooms, a lounge and a bathroom. There is central heating throughout and the private quarters are in good decorative condition. To the second floor is a large room used for storage.
Details of facilities in the neighbourhood
The Kings Head sits at the centre of the Peak District village of Bonsall, opposite the Market Cross. This picturesque village of 800 residents, is steeped in history and boasts a 13th Century church as well as other buildings of historic interest. The village is on the popular walking route called the Limestone Way, and is close to many tourist attractions as well as the towns of Matlock and Bakewell. The pub is located in an area of characterful residential properties, and there is a primary school in the village and regular buses to Matlock (5 miles away).
Brief description of the present trading environment
The public bar has a quarry tiled floor, beams, log burner and sympathetic décor, with 20 covers. The lounge has a feature fireplace, soft furnishings and 18 more covers. These rooms are serviced by a central bar servery with 3 hand pulls, and a fine range of wines and spirits. The rear covered area is to be internalised and will provide additional dining space. All areas are in very good decorative order with numerous items of interesting bric-a-brac throughout the pub. There is a fully equipped catering kitchen with preparation area and storage area, and chilled beer cellar. Outside the pub is a walled courtyard used as a beer garden, with picnic tables. There is a small car park (7 vehicles) opposite the pub as well as a designated area for 4 more vehicles c.50 yards away.
The cost of taking the pub on is £9,892.50, plus stock at valuation, valuation fees and working capital.
Experience and qualities to be demonstrated by the successful applicant
- Passionate about cask conditioned beer
- Driven to achieve the very highest retail standards
- Keen interest in village life and tourism
- Catering experience beneficial
Business agreements 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 £201,066.13 excluding VAT.