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Spanker Lane, Nether Heage, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 2AT
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Cask Ale
Beer Garden
External Drinking Area
Catering Kitchen
Team Games
Pool Area
Live Entertainment
Car Park
  • Cask Ale
  • Beer Garden
  • External Drinking Area
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Team Games
  • Pool Area
  • Live Entertainment
  • Car Park
  • Restaurant/Dining


Enthusiastic community operator wanted for this traditional country pub

Ingoing Cost: £45,602.00
Rent: £29,000.00
Agreement Type: Tenancy
Reference Number: 8M9JTW / 2301345101

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

Property Features:

A brand new refurbishment and food offer will turn The Spanker into a characterful country-style pub, re-establishing its position as a fantastic local with traditional features. The revamp will be sympathetic to the pub's history, enhancing the cosy fireplaces while adding new stone flooring and tasteful artwork. Meanwhile, the beer garden will benefit from the addition of a children's play area and new timber furniture to expand the pub's income streams. This reinvention of an already popular pub will appeal to a wide range of customers looking to socialise in a premium local.

Internally, the bar servery will be redecorated in line with the premium country feel of the rest of the pub. The quality wood finish
will make it an attractive and welcoming approach for customers entering the pub, excellently displaying the on-trend drinks offer. The main trade area will be fully refurbished with vibrant and charming new features, enhancing the existing character of the venue. The renovation will provide a homely space where customers can relax and enjoy the full range of food and drink on offer. The snug will be retained to create a cosy alcove in the corner of the pub, away from the lively trading area. The existing commercial kitchen will be remodelled to refresh and update the space, ready to facilitate the new food menu.

Externally, The beer garden will undergo a refurbishment to become one of the best in the area. Creating a multi-purpose space, it will be perfect for drinking during the warmer months as well as for children to play in. New outdoor seating will provide alfresco dining options in the warmer months. The pub's exterior, lighting and signage will be updated to prove site visibility, communicating the pub's reinvention and enhancing kerb appeal. The transformation will be in line with the new look of the interior. The large car park makes the site easily accessible to customers.

Trading Style:

The Spanker is well placed between Derby and the beautiful Peak District National Park, in the picturesque town of Belper. The pub is near popular tourist attractions such as the Heage Windmill and Criche Tramway Museum. There are also works underway to build 175 houses, as well as three new properties opposite the pub. This will create a large pool of customers for the incoming lessee to capitalise on and establish The Spanker as a community hub.

An extensive refurbishment will elevate this already characterful pub into a premium venue, with an on-trend food and drink offer. The pub has the potential to become a lively community hub, hosting game and quiz nights, while also attracting custom from further afield with its stand-out food and drink offer in luxurious surroundings.

This pub needs an operator who will be able to build relationships with the local community and attract custom from further afield. Moreover, with a focus on a delicious food offering, experience in catering would be a real benefit. So, could that be you

Private Accommodation:

Accommodation details to be confirmed.

Key Financial Information

Please be aware energy performance certificates are available from the landlord.

In order to ensure a successful start-up, all applicants must have a minimum £10,000 un-borrowed funds.

The Estimated Lessee Fixtures & Fittings (F&F) Value assumes that the pub will be let on a Rolling Tenancy or Business Start-Up Agreement, where we own the majority of the F&F. The F&F Value for Full Repairing & Insuring Leases will be significantly more.

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