• Rent – £49,000 per annum
  • Fair Maintainable Trade (FMT)* – £360,000 per annum
  • Estimated Split: 40% wet/ 60% dry
  • Located in the idyllic Dorset village and civil parish Sturminster Marshall
  • Domestic accommodation available

The internal décor is traditional and welcoming; the bar takes pride of place with a dining area surrounding it offering ample covers. The pub also features a cosy wood burning fireplace and an additional restaurant area boasting an extra 30 covers. The Red Lion also features a secluded garden area which is tucked away behind the pub.

The ideal candidate/s will be looking to operate a strong, food-led community pub, therefore catering experience is necessary.

There are no letting rooms at this property.

This property offers domestic accommodation including 3 bedrooms, a lounge and bathroom.

Top Line Figures

  • Rent*: £49,000 per annum
  • Initial Investment: £25,000 (Minimum)
  • Fair Maintainable Turnover (FMT)*: £360,000


Full Investment Breakdown †

  • Deposit: £7,500
  • Training Fee: £780
  • Working Capital: £10,000
  • Fixtures & Fittings: Estimated at £20,000 (Inventory is an estimate net of VAT. Loan facilities are available for the purchase of fixtures and fittings



Additional Information

  • Estimated Split: wet 40%/ dry 60%
  • Business Rates: £10,877
  • Available From: 01/01/2019
  • Last 3 year Volume
  • Beer & Cider - Barrels
  • Wines - Litres
  • Spirits - Litres
  • Soft Drinks - Litres
  • Current Year
  • 67
  • 1450
  • 20
  • 1320
  • Last Year
  • 64
  • 1340
  • 20
  • 1330
  • 2 Years Previous
  • 66
  • 1677
  • 20
  • 1330

Asset 2

The pub benefits from a strong and loyal trade having built up a good reputation in the local community. Trade increases during peak visiting periods at local attractions such as Kingston Lacy.



* 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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