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The Bell

Lower Road, Hardwick, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 4DZ
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Facilities

Beer Garden
External Drinking Area
Catering Kitchen
Free of Tie
Car Park
Restaurant/Dining
Experienced Operator
  • Beer Garden
  • External Drinking Area
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Free of Tie
  • Car Park
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Experienced Operator

Location

Delightful Freehold Public House In Hardwick, Buckinghamshire

Purchase Price: £699,950.00
Agreement Type: Purchase
Reference Number: 4IWNYK / SMP1051

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

Property Features:

This delightful Chocolate Box style Public House & Restaurant is located in the picturesque village of Hardwick, in the heart of Buckinghamshire’s countryside. Positioned just (100yrds) from the A413, approximately 3 miles North of Aylesbury and 12 miles south of Buckingham. It is close to the ever-expanding North of Aylesbury – Watermead, Buckingham Gate and Mayberry Place. Hardwick village consists of approximately 100 dwellings and is 1 mile from Whitchurch to the North.

On entry to the property, there is small entrance/porch providing access to the main bar & restaurant trade areas. Lounge Bar one retains a wealth of original character with a working fireplace, beamed ceiling, timber panelling to walls, return bar servery, free-standing tables and chairs with covers for circa (22). Lounge Bar two has a feature full height working fireplace, beamed ceiling, timber panelling to walls, exposed brick walling, free-standing tables & chairs accommodating circa (16) covers. The restaurant has timber panelling to the walls, folding concertina glazed doors to courtyard terrace trading, free-standing tables & chairs for circa (40) covers.

The premises also benefits from two attractive garden trading areas. To the front, there is an attractive enclosed garden which captures the morning sun. This is planted as a rose garden with quality wooden seating for (40). To the rear, there is a paved courtyard trading area with free-standing seating for a further (60). Both of these areas have been utilised to host parties and group functions with the use of a marquee. Where this is added to the rear courtyard, it can be joined seamlessly to the restaurant via the concertina glazed doors and the detached barn. The property also benefits from a detached barn which is currently being used for storage. This could easily be converted to additional dining space or a two-bedroom cottage which would lend itself to letting accommodation and further potential to increase revenue. Car park for (12) with additional roadside parking.

Trading Style:

The Bell Public House & Restaurant is located in Hardwick. A welcoming, picturesque, village free house serving locally sourced and freshly prepared food that is served alongside locally brewed cask ales and a fine wine list which boasts handpicked, directly sourced Artisan Organic Italian wines. Given the pub's location and catchment area, the landlords believe that there is massive potential to increase revenue for an experienced owner/operator that can offer a warm welcome and a consistent quality food offering. The idyllic setting lends itself as a great location for wedding parties and group functions. The Bell is a hub for the community offering a family-friendly atmosphere, roaring log fires and a warm welcome for all. Currently offering a sumptuous and hearty bar menu together with an a la carte menu with an Italian twist, complimented by our specially selected wines by the glass, carafe or bottle.

Currently being operated under management with the support of one full-time chef, two part-time chefs, two front of house staff and casual staff used as and when required.

Private Accommodation:

The good-size family accommodation comprises of two large double bedrooms, toilet and bathroom, large lounge and kitchenette area and a hallway with storage cupboards.

Key Financial Information

Offers are sought in the region £699,950 for the freehold; alternatively, enquiries for the leasehold option will be considered for experienced operators. The in-going premium would include the goodwill of the business inclusive of trade fixtures & fittings. Stock to be purchased separately at valuation.

The pub retains a 4.5* rating on TripAdvisor, 4.2 on Google, 4.5 on Opentable and has a gross annual turnover of approximately £325,000 per annum with a trade split of 80% dry – 20% wet with a GP of circa 70%.

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