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Bat & Ball

High St, Cuddesdon, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX44 9HJ
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Cask Ale
Beer Garden
Catering Kitchen
Letting Rooms
Car Park
  • Cask Ale
  • Beer Garden
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Letting Rooms
  • Car Park
  • Restaurant/Dining


*MUST VIEW * A rare opportunity to take the reins of this stunning, iconic, very popular 18th-century coaching inn set in the beautiful picture postcard Oxfordshire village of Cuddesdon

Ingoing Cost: £45,000.00
Rent: £74,382.00
Agreement Type: Lease Assignment
Reference Number: 07041975 / T0053

The stated ingoing figures are correct at point of advertising. Please be aware there may be additional costs.

Property Features:

The Bat & Ball is set in the stunning village of Cuddesdon, 8 miles from the centre of Oxford in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. The pubs letting rooms attract residents from all over the world who get the best of both worlds, staying in this charming village while enjoying very close proximity to Oxford city centre.

The rooms are very popular with food connoisseurs who use the Bat and Ball as a base to visit Raymond Blancs, world-famous Le Manoir, which is just a few miles away. In addition to the seven very popular letting rooms, which boast excellent occupancy levels, there is a warm, welcoming bar with an adjoining bright and airy restaurant both of which are decorated and maintained to an excellent standard. Internally there are 70 covers which are complemented by a further 30 external covers in the stunning courtyard which overlooks the rolling countryside. The seven letting rooms consist of five doubles, a twin and a family room and all are very well equipped and all benefit from en-suite bathrooms.

The restaurant is serviced by a large very well-equipped trade kitchen which includes a rationale oven and a walk-in refrigerated external storage area. The décor throughout follows a cricket theme which superbly complements the partially exposed Cotswold stone and brick walls and flagstone flooring. To the first floor, there are five rooms providing accommodation for staff and office space.

Trading Style:

This landmark pub, which currently possesses a good local reputation is ready now to be taken to fantastic new heights. The business possesses all of the assets to provide the springboard to release the huge growth potential of this multi-faceted, multi-income stream pub. The opportunities here are plentiful.

The development of the food menu will be key and must be of excellent quality and strong enough to drive up spend per head and grow the reputation. The current excellent room occupancy possesses plenty of scope in terms of rates per night, and this will provide a huge income benefit. Additional income is easily achievable by leveraging all of the building's assets, particularly the courtyard, which lends itself perfectly for the use of events such as ale festivals and village events and as well as a quality venue for special occasions such as summer family celebrations.

This exceptional business would ideally suit an entrepreneurial detailed multi-skilled publican with experience of rooms and a track record of taking businesses’ of a similar style from good to excellent and have experience of developing, maintaining and marketing a high-quality food offer, be passionate about quality beers and ales and possess those all-important superb customer service and engagement skills along with fantastic standards that will be key in moving this beautiful pub to the next level.

Private Accommodation:

This consists of five staff rooms, some of which could be easily converted to managers live in accommodation

Key Financial Information

Please note that the energy performance certificate is available from the landlord.

6 years assignable lease.

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