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“I am looking for a proven village pub operator who ensures great hospitality is at the heart of everything they do. Applicants should be able and willing to put themselves at the heart of the local community and to seek new and innovative ways to develop a traditional business. The new Business Partner must be prepared to pursue a diverse offer and to include the development of food trade.

This pub may suit a family or couple with experience in delivering great home cooked food.”

Peter Hurdle

Associate Business Development Partner, South East Region

The private accommodation comprises 4 en-suite rooms on the first floor with a living room, kitchenette and an office on the ground floor. There is also a small and secure rear garden.

Bedrooms – 4

Lounge – 1

Private kitchen – 1

Bathrooms – 4

Office – 1

  • Fair Maintainable Trade (FMT) turnover – £446,142 per annum
  • Idyllic village pub in an affluent location
  • Only pub in the village with a great local reputation
  • Beautiful setting, adjacent to the village green and cricket pitch
  • Private accommodation with own secure private garden

Top Line Figures

  • Rent: 9% of Net Turnover, with a Base of £28,100
  • Initial Investment: minimum £30,000
  • Fair Maintainable Turnover: £446,142 per annum

Full Investment Breakdown †

  • Deposit: £7,500
  • Training Fee: £1,200 incl. VAT
  • Change of DPS Fee: £300 incl. VAT
  • Digital Assets Fee: £200 incl. VAT
  • Working Capital: £5,000
  • Fixtures & Fittings: Estimated £30k, subject to valuation (Inventory is an estimate net of VAT. Loan facilities are available for the purchase of fixtures and fittings).

Additional Information

  • Estimated Wet / Dry Split: 65%/ 35%
  • Business Rates: £5,190
  • Available From: 31/10/2024
  • Closing Date for Applications: 31/07/2024
  • Last 3 year Volume
  • Beer & Cider - Barrels
  • Wines - Litres
  • Spirits - Litres
  • Soft Drinks - Litres
  • Current Year 2023-24
  • 143
  • 3040
  • 80
  • 1280
  • Last Year 2022-23
  • 137
  • 2480
  • 120
  • 1230
  • 2 Years Previous 2021-22*
  • 142
  • 2530
  • 140
  • 1390

Asset 2

The Cricketers appeals to local guests and visitors as a charming destination pub. It has a great reputation for good quality home-cooked food, warm and friendly service and excellent hospitality. Currently the guest base is drawn from up to 20 minutes drive time away and as far as the nearby town of Henley in neighbouring Oxfordshire.

The pub has the added attraction of being next to the village cricket green which is well used during the summer months and brings real benefits, particularly as the Cricketers is the only pub in the village.

*Trade volumes affected by Covid closures

British Institute of Innkeeping:

British Beer and Pub Association:

Pre-Entry Awareness Training (PEAT):

Personal Licence:–2


* Fair Maintainable Trade (FMT):

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 to rent, 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.

Code of Practice:

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:

The Full Investment Breakdown for each public house is higher than the minimum investment we will accept. This is 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.

Working Capital:

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.

Asset 2

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