This outstanding business can be found in the affluent and highly sought after market town of Wadhurst in the beautiful county of East Sussex and can be easily reached from the A267/B2099 near Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Having excellent road communications providing easy access to the M23, M25 and M20 motorways makes this superb location an extremely popular commuter area for the major motorways and the major international airports of Gatwick and Heathrow.
This excellent café is extremely well positioned to draw trade not just from the high levels of footfall; due to being centrally positioned within Wadhurst, but also from being within the catchment areas of many similar affluent villages and towns in addition to being situated close to the coastal resorts of Pevensey Bay, Eastbourne, Bexhill, Hastings and Dover; being home of the major ferry terminal to Calais and is also within close proximity to the Eurotunnel at Folkestone, bringing an abundance of visitors and tourists from France and beyond; all year round!
An enviable place to reside offering a compelling business opportunity.
This impressive cafe occupies a prominent trading position within this densely populated commercial and residential location. Main entrance at the front leading in to the main Café area.
Café (circa 35+ covers) being of a good size, providing an inviting and relaxing ambience having a modern contemporary feel and is well furnished with an excellent range of loose tables, wicker style chairs, comfortable leather tub chairs and loose polished tables.
There is also a cosy and private seating area with tables, chairs and fixed upholstered perimeter seating
There is a full width, fully equipped servery counter to one end of the café having a heated display unit, a chilled display unit.
There is also a matching back fitting with a professional coffee machine and grinder, commercial fridges, freezers, a wash-up area with a commercial dishwasher and a prep area.
In addition, there is a tall free-standing open fronted display chiller unit.
(No equipment / appliances tested)
Adding to the charm and character of the café are the beamed and exposed brick walls, timber pillars and tiled floor.
W.C with disabled and baby changing facilities.
We are advised that the business trades with the benefit of an A3 licence and also a Premises Licence (not seen) which permits the sale of alcohol during the hours of:
Monday – Saturday – 5.30pm – 10.30pm
The current opening hours are as follows:
NB. Important. Prospective purchasers wishing to continue to operate this café should ensure that they gain the APLH Qualification in readiness for their intended operation of this business.
The business is offered for sale as a lease assignment with approximately 12 years remaining of the private Free of Tie full repairing and insuring agreement. We are informed that the rent is currently ONLY £15,000 per annum.
We are advised that at the end of the term, the Lease (not seen by Guy Simmonds) should be renewable with no further premium – subject to the provision of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954.
We are advised that the inn benefits from all mains services (no services seen or tested).
Business rates payable are advised as currently being circa £6,800 per annum.
Currently closed due to other business commitments.
Historically, trade was derived from 100% food sales, thereby providing massive scope for a new hands-on owner operator partnership with previous experience of running a catering/events orientated operation to take this business to the next level by exploiting the alcohol sales and also the functions potential that is to be found here.
There are many areas of potential by implementing a strategic marketing campaign to utilise the premises for private functions etc. There is also immense potential due to the high level of footfall and passing trade emanating from the exceptionally busy commercial businesses and shops; to facilitate increased trading hours which would have an incredible positive impact on the turnover and profits. This is truly an exciting business opportunity for those seeking a lifestyle change or an alternative career from the stress and strife of the City.
Advised historic turnover circa £75,000+ (incl. VAT). Accounting information to verify historic turnover is unavailable.
This is a superb business opportunity and in our opinion with the above areas of potential we would quite easily expect a fully focussed and fully committed operator to achieve a turnover well in excess of £125,000 (incl. VAT).
This business was viewed by Martin McConnell who would be delighted to discuss further details and can be contacted on 07970 213549.
Viewing appointments must be made by contacting Guy Simmonds on 01332-865112.