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. Its 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.
Veritas Business Sales are the appointed selling agent for SellMyPub and we are delighted to offer for sale The Bell Public House & Restaurant which is located in Hardwick. A welcoming, picturesque, village freehouse 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 pubs location and catchment area, we 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.
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%.
Currently being operated under management with the support of 1 full time chef, 2 part time chefs, 2 front of house staff and casual staff used as and when required.
On entry to the property there is small entrance/porch providing access to the main bar & restaurant trade areas.
Lounge Bar 1
Retaining a wealth of original character with a working fireplace, beamed ceiling, timber panelling to walls, return bar servery, free standing tables & chairs with covers for circa (22).
Lounge Bar 2
With feature full height working fireplace, beamed ceiling, timber panelling to walls, exposed brick walling, free standing tables & chairs accommodating circa (16) covers.
With timber panelling to walls, folding concertina glazed doors to courtyard terrace trading, free standing tables & chairs for circa (40) covers.
Well equipped catering kitchen
Single bar servery
Ground floor cellar
Ladies and gents WC’s
First floor Owners accommodation
2 large double bedrooms
Toilet and bathroom
Large lounge and kitchenette area
Hallway with storage cupboards
The premises 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 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 been 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 road side parking.
Offers are sought in the region £699,950 for the freehold, alternatively, enquiries for the leasehold option will be considered for experienced operators.
Stock to be purchased separately at valuation (approx. £4k)
Fixtures, Fittings and Effects
Normal fixture and fittings associated with this type of property are included in the sale and a detailed inventory of these will be supplied prior to exchange.
VAT – All matters relating to VAT are reserved and VAT is payable if and where appropriate at the standard rate.
Viewings strictly by appointment only through our office