Multi Award Winning Fish & Chip Takeaway Located in Cumbria

Business ID:
  • Ref: 2596
  • Type: Fish and Chip Shop
  • Availability: Sold
  • Veritas Categories: Catering, - Fish & Chip Shop, - Restaurants, Takeaways
  • Business ID: 2596
  • Commercial Tenure: Freehold
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Property Features

  • Freehold Fish & Chip Takeaway
  • Two Bedroom Accommodation Above
  • Multi Award Winning
  • Currently UK's 2nd Best Fish & Chip Shop
  • Includes a Pizza Takeaway
  • Turnover £950,000
  • Completely Cash-Less Business
  • Operated by Management & Staff
  • Includes Two Mobile Fish & Chip Vans

Full Details

Multi Award Winning Fish & Chip Takeaway Located in Cumbria
Includes Pizza Takeaway & Two Mobile Fish & Chip Vans
Currently UK’s 2nd Best Fish & Chip Shop
£950,000 Turnover & Completely Cash-Less
TripAdvisor # 1 Cumbria and 5,000 Facebook Followers
Large Two Bedroom Flat Above

Ref 2596

Freehold Asking Price: £750,000 plus SAV (£7,000)

Business Description
Veritas Business Sales are privileged to offer to the market this Multi Award Winning Fish & Chip Takeaway which is located in the village of Shap in Cumbria. The business also includes a Pizza Takeaway. The former chippy re-opened in 2004 and was purchased by our clients back in July 2018 and is now being offered for sale due to them wishing to relocate and personal health reasons.
Since ownership there has been continual investment, the restaurant area has been removed and replaced with a new state of the art pizza takeaway. The fish & chip takeaway has had brand new equipment installed throughout, along with fixtures & fittings, which are all bought and paid for and included within the sale price, which is a huge plus for any new purchaser as additional funds will not need to be spent for some time.
The shop is multi-award winning and is currently the 2nd best fish and chip shop in the UK which is awarded by Seafish (the Oscars of the fish and chips industry). They also hold the UKs Top 50 takeaways 2021 for the shop and the NFFF Q Award, as well as MANY others won by themselves and by the previous owners. They are ranked number 1 on TripAdvisor in Cumbria for Fish & Chips and they boast over 5000 Facebook followers. The business also boasts a 5 food hygiene rating from Eden District Council.
The chippy, vans and pizzas takeaway operate with an online ordering system via their own apps and branded website, 70%-80% of the orders come in via this service. They operate a counter service at all businesses which have been card only since February 2020. The whole business is now 100% cashless.
The business is now at a point where it is mainly staff operated and the owners only need to work to cover any sickness or holidays, and the odd shift here and there to maintain standards. Currently all 3 business operate 50 weeks out of the year closing for Christmas and New Year. It can be run with very little owner intervention or alternatively a new purchaser could be more hands on if wanted.
We believe that a new owner operator could increase trade should they wish, by extending the current opening times and days, increasing the food offering and by offering a delivery service. The business has built a very strong reputation within the local community and beyond and as such has a high level of regular and repeat trade along with many visiting tourists as Shap is on the Coast to Coast walking route. This is a superb opportunity to purchase an established turn-key business that can be operated by the staff and all the hard work has already been done, which is a great base to build upon and as such early viewing is highly recommended as this gem is not to be missed.

Shap Chippy Opening Times
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Thursday – 12.00pm – 1.30pm & 4.00pm – 7.30pm
Friday – Saturday - 12.00pm – 1.30pm & 4.00pm – 8.00pm
Sunday – 4.00pm – 7.30pm

Shap Chippy is overseen by the owners with the help of 2 supervisors, and a team of 7 cross trained staff. The shop has an average weekly turnover of between £7,000-£13,000 and has built a fantastic reputation for serving only the finest fish & chips, along with, speciality sausages, seafood, chippy condiments, gourmet burgers, locally sourced ice cream, cold drinks and handmade apple “Shapple” Juice.

Ground Floor
Fish & Chip takeaway comprising: bench seating, ice cream freezer, menu board, drinks fridge, serve over stainless steel sales counter with covid screen and touch screen EPOS till system with two kitchen monitors and on-line ordering system, new 4 pan range high efficiency range with grill (KFE), warming cupboard x 2, 4 bulb heated gantry and 4 pot bain-marie.
Preparation kitchen comprising: stainless steel double door fish fridge, stainless steel freezer, chest freezer, commercial microwave, stainless steel worktop, stainless steel fish sink, washing machine, 2 ring electric hob and storage racking.
Hallway with boiler, alarm keypad, stainless steel table x 2, hot water boiler, understairs storage cupboard and rear exit door to the yard.
Washroom comprising: stainless steel wall mounted shelving, stainless steel double sink drainer with directional hose and stainless steel dishwasher.
Storeroom with stainless steel freezers x 2, large walk-in chiller and side exit door.
Staff room with changing area.
Staff W/C with wash basin.

Shap Pizza Opening Times
Monday – Wednesday – Closed
Thursday – 4.30pm – 8.00pm
Friday & Saturday – 4.30pm – 8.30pm
Sunday – 4.00pm – 8.00pm

Shap Pizzas opened mid-March 2021 and operates with 1 supervisor and 3 part timers who are all cross trained and has an average weekly turnover of between £1,500-£2,000 operating over 4 evenings. They serve hand stretched artisan pizzas, dessert pizzas, garlic breads & dips, locally made ice cream, and cold drinks. They also cater for gluten free and vegan.
Pizza takeaway comprising: bespoke handmade wooden serve over sales counter with covid screens and touch screen EPOS till system with digital kitchen monitor system, menu board, marble top pizza prep table with saladette and two door under counter fridge, two door undercounter fridge with stainless steel worktop (Polar), stainless steel shelf, 3 x stainless steel tables with 2 storage shelves, 4 x pizza ovens and an air-con unit.

Property: Freehold
Living Accommodation First Floor:
With access via stairs from ground floor and separate side door first Floor Above is a large Flat with 2 bedrooms, kitchen, lounge and a roof terrace. Currently let for £520.00 PCM with a long standing tenant in occupation.
With access via stairs from ground floor and separate side door
Landing Kitchen (3.55m x 4.52m) fitted with wall and base units, stainless steel sink unit and gas combi boiler, and electric oven with extractor overhead.
Living Room (4.82m x 4.16m)
Bedroom 1 (3.63m x 4.14m)
Bedroom 2 (4.67m x 2.48m)
Bathroom (1.96m x 2.31m)

Rear roof terrace
EPC Rating C
Council Tax Band A

Wheels Opening Times
Monday & Sunday – Closed
Tuesday – Saturday – 4.30pm – 7.00pm

Shappy Wheels comprises of two fully equipped and state of the art mobile fish & chip vans that circulate within the local villages within the Eden Valley and are also available to hire for weddings and corporate events. Both vans are 70plate and have a very high spec. They serve fish & chips, along with, sausages, condiments and cold drinks and has an average weekly turnover of £7,500-£10,000.
Based within leasehold premises, 15 mins from the shop: CA16 6HX. This unit houses both the vans and a newly built and fitted prep kitchen, office area, toilet, large walk in chiller and stock room. The lease was taken for 9 years, starting from October 2020. The rent is £720 PCM to include water. Rent review and break clause are at year 3 & year 6.