• Fair Maintainable Trade* (FMT) Net Turnover: £460k per annum
  • Rent:  £55k per annum
  • Initial Investment: £30,000
  • Wet/Dry split: 35%/65%
  • Prominent location on the A36 linking Bath and Salisbury
  • Strong food reputation
  • Spacious interior, large car park, attractive quirky gardens with outside bar and pizza station
  • Established and busy Sunday carvery

The Bell has been recently refurbished with the customer area divided into four different sections offering a total of 110 covers.  The main bar servery sits opposite the entrance to the pub with the carvery station alongside.  There is a premium fully equipped catering kitchen and a large cellar, all on the ground floor.  Another 100 covers are outside on well-established patio areas.  The business is well known in the area having gained a great reputation for food and is one of the few pubs locally with the capacity for large bookings.

The ideal applicant(s) will be able to demonstrate an ability to work with a premium site and show a desire to capitalise and expand upon an already busy offer.  This pub would perfectly suit a couple who are used to running a substantial mainstream food operation (as opposed to fine dining) and who are used to serving a diverse range of passing trade.

There is private accommodation upstairs which is spacious and well maintained, comprising 2 bedrooms, office, large lounge, fully fitted kitchen, and well equipped bathroom.

Top Line Figures

  • Rent: £55,000 per annum
  • Initial Investment: £30,000
  • Fair Maintainable Trade* (FMT) Turnover: £460,000 per annum

Full Investment Breakdown †

  • Deposit: £7,500
  • Training Fee: £750
  • Working Capital: £10,000
  • Fixtures & Fittings: £35,000 (Inventory is an estimate net of VAT. Loan facilities are available for the purchase of fixtures and fittings).

Additional Information

  • Estimated Wet/Dry Split: 35%/65%
  • Business Rates: £8,748
  • Available From: Immediately
  • Closing Date: 16/09/19
  • Last 3 year Volume
  • Beer & Cider - Barrels
  • Wines - Litres
  • Spirits - Litres
  • Soft Drinks - Litres
  • Current Year
  • 58
  • 850
  • 50
  • 1630
  • Last Year
  • 66
  • 950
  • 80
  • 1850
  • 2 Years Previous
  • 69
  • 1240
  • 120
  • 2220

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This business is busy lunchtimes and evenings due to its prominent roadside location, peaking with the very popular Sunday carvery.  Currently food is not available all day which may be an opportunity going forward.  There is very little local drinking trade due to the lack of nearby housing and nearly all visitors arrive by car.


* Fair Maintainable Trade (FMT) is the level of turnover and profit that we believe that the business is capable of delivering if being operated competently. The FMT is usually calculated by the Business Development Partner for the pub, who will produce a shadow profit and loss account for the business which supports the rent. A copy of the shadow profit and loss account will be provided during the recruitment process. Please see our Code of Practice for more information on FMT and rent. The Fair Maintainable Trade is not a guarantee of levels of trade or profit that will be made from the business – we strongly recommend you seek appropriate independent legal and business advice as part of your Business Plan.

† The Full Investment Breakdown for each public house is higher than the minimum investment we will accept because potential Business Partners with the minimum investment available can still be accepted as we are able to offer them financial support for the rest of the monies. The working capital incorporates the purchase of stock, glassware, loose catering effects and valuer fees – please note the number quoted on this website are based on estimates. The exact costs will be determined on the day you take on the public house by independent valuers and stock takers. Please see our Code of Practice for more information about investment.

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