• Fair Maintainable Trade* (FMT) Net Turnover: £400k per annum
  • Rent: £35k per annum
  • Wet/Dry split: 50%/50%
  • Traditional pub with flagstone floors in the bar, inglenook fireplace and separate dining room
  • Solid regular guest base
  • Beautiful spacious garden
  • Petanque court


The Foresters Arms offers private accommodation comprising a large lounge with a partitioned office, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, and a small living room/office/storeroom. The property also offers a separate flat with kitchen/living room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, and a private entrance with staircase.

Bedrooms – 2

Private kitchen – Yes

Lounge – Yes

Office – Yes

Bathrooms – 1

Top Line Figures

  • Rent:  Base rent £35,000 per annum
  • Initial Investment: £50,000
  • Fair Maintainable Trade* (FMT) Turnover: £400k per annum

Full Investment Breakdown †

  • Deposit: £7,500
  • Training Fee: £1,000 plus VAT
  • Working Capital: £10,000
  • Fixtures & Fittings: £30,000 (Inventory is an estimate net of VAT. Loan facilities are available for the purchase of fixtures and fittings).

Additional Information

  • Estimated Wet/Dry Split: 50%/50%
  • Business Rates: Approx. £12,600
  • Available From: TBC
  • Closing Date: 01/11/2021
  • Last 3 year Volume
  • Beer & Cider - Barrels
  • Wines - Litres
  • Spirits - Litres
  • Soft Drinks - Litres
  • Current Year 2021*
  • 93
  • 1180
  • 100
  • 890
  • Last Year 2020*
  • 80
  • 1030
  • 80
  • 690
  • 2 Years Previous 2019
  • 133
  • 1610
  • 160
  • 1370

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Trade opportunities are open for the new Business Partner to capitalise on, but traditionally the Foresters Arms has had a strong community presence and a well respected food offering. Currently the pub’s guest base includes couples, food enthusiasts, families, independent diners/drinkers, and regulars, with the chance of a local celebrity stopping by too!

*Trade volumes have been affected by Covid-19 lockdown closure periods.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for a strong, charismatic Business Partner(s) with loads of entrepreneurial spirit to run a pub with a unique opportunity. We’re looking for an operator who is willing to put in the hard work and focus on the goals to succeed in achieving an amazing business.

Ideally our new BP will be enthusiastic, motivating and passionate and, with our support, will be able to provide amazing hospitality; grow sales; motivate their team through exceptional leadership; and deliver and maintain the high standards required for guests to have an exceptional experience.

We are prepared to invest in the pub to give our BP the freedom to express their ideas and implement them.  A love of pubs and a strong working knowledge of fresh food is essential to succeed at The Forester’s Arms.”

Foggy Dessillas

Business Development Partner, South East Region


* 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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