Minimum Ingoing Costs: £10,000
Annual Rent: £10,000
The Butchers Arms is a detached, traditional building located in the heart of Audley, which is a rural village located in a suburb of the Potteries, situated on the B5500, the former A52 road, just south of the A500. The village is approximately five minutes from the M6 motorway and around a 20 minute drive into the centre of Stoke-on-Trent. Also located in the village are shops and businesses as well as the village church opposite. Admiral Taverns have an investment planned with the right licensee which will include interior decoration and exterior signage and lighting.
The Butchers Arms is a community pub with fantastic potential to become the hub of the community. Admiral Taverns are looking for applicants who have a flare for cask ale and will look to drive the business by introducing an excellent retail offer and make the Butchers Arms the place to be. The pub should cater to the wider community offering sports teams, live entertainment, weekly quiz nights as well as live sports. The pub also boasts a large function room which can be utilised for all occasions. Included in the refurbishment are plans to develop the catering kitchen allowing the new licensee to implement a substantial food offer and Admiral Taverns have the support in place to develop this offer providing menus, point of sale and training. As from April 2017, this pub will benefit from the new business rating and will have zero rates payable.
The outlet enjoys three separate rooms which are all in reasonable order, traditionally styled with beams and log fires which creates a warm and friendly feel. On entering through the front door, you are greeted by the bar servery. This area is used as the main drinking area by the locals and can seat up to 30 people. This space also includes the darts okke and access to the ladies and gents toilets. To the left side is an additional trading area which currently contains the pool table and could be used for pool nights and teams. To the rear of the pub is a comfortable lounge, from here you can access the catering kitchen. On the first floor, there is a function room which can accommodate up to 60 people and benefits from its own bar and separate toilets. To the rear of the pub is a smoking shelter that has potential to create an outside drinking area. Currently the front of the pub is used as a drinking area with benches. Adjacent to the pub is a car park for up to 20 cars.
Detailed letting information is available from the Admiral Taverns website which covers information on training and start up requirements. To cover new business start-up costs all applicants must have cash funds to invest, these costs vary depending on each individual site.