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Station Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3HQ
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Beer Garden
External Drinking Area
Catering Kitchen
Car Park
  • Beer Garden
  • External Drinking Area
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Car Park
  • Restaurant/Dining


Attractive period pub within bustling, affluent town of Saffron Walden *MAJOR REFURBISHMENT PLANNED*

Ingoing Cost: £17,875.00
Rent: £28,500.00
Agreement Type: Tenancy
Reference Number: CW - 01 /

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

Property Features:

First opened in 1865, The Railway is something of a Saffron Walden institution and a pub close to the hearts of many in the local area.

Situated in a high footfall location on the edge of the town centre, the site is ideally positioned to appeal to commuters and affluent local residents alike. Following the extensive planned refurbishment, there will be a real opportunity to attract the affluent local population by introducing a premium drinks range and a distinctive, targeted food offer.

Occupying a prominent corner site, The Railway is a detached building constructed of Cambridge white bricks under a pitched slate roof and single storey side extension.

Post development, the traditional single bar area will provide approx 56 covers served by a single bar. The kitchen is located on the first floor and is linked to the bar area via a dumbwaiter. Fully equipped catering kitchen, ample cellar and dry storage.

Externally there will be well proportioned courtyard garden. There is a small car park to the right of the pub surrounded by outbuildings which would fare better as a vibrant courtyard for food and drinks.

Trading Style:

There is potential to increase internal covers by relocating the toilets upstairs. In order for the business to reach its trading potential new partners will need to re-engage the locals at large, create key reasons to visit and an attractive food menu for daytime & evening customers.

This is an ideal opportunity for retailers who have the skill set to drive a premium, community, drinks led business. The ability to introduce a relevant food offer and create engaging reasons to visit is essential. Applicants must also have a strong understanding of marketing to drive awareness of the improvements to the property and retail offer.

Private Accommodation:

The living accommodation consists of lounge with kitchenette, one double bedroom and a bathroom.

Key Financial Information

Please be aware Energy Performance Certificates are available from the landlord.


Security Deposit = £7,125
Stock & Glassware = £4,000
Valuers Fee = £800
Training Course Fee = £550
Admin Fee = £400
Advance Rent = £0
Minimum Working Capital = £5,000

TOTAL INGOINGS = £17,875 (excludes F&F)

MISREPRESENTATION ACT 1967 gives notice that the contents of these particulars are believed to be correct but are given without responsibility and intending purchasers or lessees should satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise to their correctness. These particulars do not form any part of any offer or contract and no person in the employment of the company has any authority to make or give representation of warranty to this property.