This superb business is situated in the highly desirable seaside town of Holland on Sea, in the delightful county of Essex and can be easily reached from the A133 near Clacton on Sea. Having excellent road communications providing easy access to the A12, M25, M11, A1(M) and M1 motorways making this superb location an extremely popular commuter area for the major motorways and the major international airports of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.
The seaside town of Holland on Sea is situated south east of Colchester and is also within close proximity to the Harwich and Parkeston Ferry terminal, bringing an abundance of visitors and tourists from Holland and Denmark all year round. Holland on Sea is also situated close to Ipswich, Felixstowe and Clacton On Sea making this superb business ideally situated to draw trade from the nearby surrounding towns and villages.
An enviable place to reside and a compelling trade opportunity.
This impressive and substantial property occupies a superb and easily accessible trading position.
Main entrance at the front leading into the main Public Bar
Main Public Bar (circa 100+) is a very good sized bright and airy room, being versatile and multi-functional in its usage and is ideal for a variety of events including weddings, wakes, private parties and meetings etc.
There is a feature return bar servery with a solid counter having a matching back fitting with trade optics and refrigerated bottle coolers (not tested). The room is well furnished with an excellent range of solid polished tables and a mix of upholstered chairs, leather padded chairs and upholstered bar stools.
Access to the Beer Garden.
Catering facilities include a well equipped commercial Kitchen with stainless steel appliances and preparation surfaces (appliances not tested).
Ground Floor Cellar with delivery access, pumps, python and cooler.
Ladies and Gents W.C.s
Situated on the 1st and 2nd floors, presented in good decorative order and offering good sized rooms and briefly comprises: 3 bedrooms (en-suite shower room to the main bedroom), lounge, fitted kitchen and shower room.
There is a good sized lawned Beer Garden (circa 100) at the rear having a paved patio area with timber tables and chairs. There is also a paved terrace at the front with timber picnic benches (circa 20+). There is a garage currently used for storage and an additional storage unit that could be utilised as a kitchen if so desired. Private parking facilities for several cars.
We are advised that the business trades with the benefit of the Premises Licence (not seen) which permits the sale of alcohol during the hours of:
Monday – Sunday – 11.00am – 11.00pm
The current opening hours are as follows:
Monday – Sunday – 9.30am – 11.00pm
NB. Important. Prospective purchasers wishing to continue to operate this sports and social club should ensure that they gain the APLH Qualification in readiness for their intended operation of the business.
The property and business are being offered for sale freehold (although we have not had sight of the title deeds).
We are advised that the inn benefits from all mains services and uses gas fired central heating (no services seen or tested).
Business rates payable are advised as being zero.
Our vendor clients, in situ for the past 16 years have decided to retire from the trade in order to take life at a more leisurely pace. They operate this successful business on full time basis with the assistance of 2 part time members of staff.
Trade is currently derived from circa 90% wet sales and 10% food sales and whilst emulating the current business model; there is still tremendous potential for a new full time hands-on owner operator partnership with previous experience of running a catering/events orientated operation enabling them to take this business to the next level by exploiting the obvious food and functions potential that is to be found here. There are many additional areas of potential to increase sales and profitability by implementing a strategic marketing campaign to utilise the premises for weddings, private parties, wakes and functions etc.
Advised turnover for YE March 2017 is circa £190,000+ (incl. VAT). This highly popular social club is a well-established and successful business and in our opinion with the above areas of potential we would quite easily expect fully focussed and fully committed operators to achieve a turnover well in excess of £250,000+ (incl. VAT).
Accounting information will be made available to interested parties after viewing.
The 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
Details Prepared: September 2018