“The Oddfellows needs an experienced, hands-on operator who enjoys the banter of regulars but also embraces visitors wanting a traditional wet-led pub experience.

Efficiency is key in being able to run the business on a tight budget, as is a passion for great ales and maximising community spirit.”

Ian Pearson

Business Development Partner, South West Region

The domestic accommodation is over two floors and provides a great space in the centre of Wimborne. On the first floor there is lounge/dining room and private kitchen, and above this there are two double bedrooms and on the top floor, a bathroom/wc and storage. All areas are in excellent condition.

Double Bedrooms – 2

Private Kitchen – Yes

Lounge / Diner  – 1

Bathroom / WC – 1

Storage Room – 1


  • Beautifully presented pub in Wimborne town centre, adjacent to the spectacular Minster and medieval town square
  • Famed for being the smallest pub in Dorset
  • Easy to operate and a low cost one bar operation
  • Great accommodation in the desirable and affluent town centre of Wimborne
  • Fair Maintainable Trade* (FMT) Net Turnover: £212k, with rent at £21k per annum

Top Line Figures

  • Rent: £21,000 per annum
  • Initial Investment: £22,000
  • Fair Maintainable Trade* (FMT) Turnover: £212,000

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: c.£5,000
  • Fixtures & Fittings: circa. £7,500 TBC (Inventory is an estimate net of VAT. Loan facilities are available for the purchase of fixtures and fittings).

Additional Information

  • Estimated Wet/Dry Split: 98%/2%
  • Business Rates: RV £11,700 (Below threshold so zero rates payable)
  • Available From: 19/06/2024
  • Closing Date: 10/06/2024
  • Last 3 year Volume
  • Beer & Cider - Barrels
  • Wines - Litres
  • Spirits - Litres
  • Soft Drinks - Litres
  • Current Year 2023-24
  • 139
  • 870
  • 150
  • 480
  • Last Year 2022-23
  • 116
  • 1090
  • 180
  • 480
  • 2 Years Previous 2021-22*
  • 78
  • 580
  • 150
  • 390

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The key to the Oddfellows’ success is maintaining consistent trade throughout the day and during the week. Given its compact size, busy Friday and Saturday nights are important, but not essential. The pub attracts a mature crowd through the week and a lively guest base at weekends.

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

British Institute of Innkeeping:  https://www.bii.org/

British Beer and Pub Association:  https://beerandpub.com/

Pre-Entry Awareness Training (PEAT):  https://www.bii.org/BII/Industry-Advice/PEAT.aspx

Personal Licence:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-licence-application–2

More Pubs to Rent: https://www.hall-woodhousepartnerships.co.uk/pubs-for-rent


* 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.

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