The Snowdrop is truly a characterful pub, an ideal outlet for an operator who is keen to make their mark in the next chapter of this pub’s successful history. The Snowdrop benefits from a public bar and restaurant with a beautiful snug and open inglenook fireplace. A large car park and well maintained outside terrace make the Snowdrop accessible all year around.

The Snowdrop is currently undergoing a major refurbishment, to include both internal and external decoration, modification of the bar layout and installation of two bay windows. This refurbishment will increase the number of internal covers from 50 to 78.

At present, the pub is categorised as a ‘Quality Village Local’ due to its traditional features and service to the residents of the village of Lindfield. Post refurbishment, with the right operator at the helm, this beautiful pub could be repositioned to service a mid-market offer.

The business currently trades approximately 50:50 wet and dry and has an excellent reputation for food, quality ales, wine and excellent hospitality. The key trading periods tend to be Thursday through to Sunday, where 80% of the trade occurs. The Snowdrop also has a vibrant local lounge bar where the local community drive the bulk of the business. Darts teams, quiz nights and the occasional bit of rugby on telly help to keep a really mixed customer base happy. Functions and beer festivals make the Snowdrop a great all round pub.

  • Rent: TBC
  • Rateable Value: £9,719
  • Minimum Investment: † £35,000
  • Full Investment Breakdown:
    • Deposit: £7,500
    • Training fee: £780
    • Working capital: £7,000
    • Fixtures and Fittings: TBC
    • Fair Maintainable Turnover*: £261,240 (pa)
    • Estimated Wet/Dry Split: 50% wet / 50% dry

Letting Rooms: There are no letting rooms

Private Accommodation: The private accommodation comprises three double bedrooms, a living room with a working fire and a bathroom. You might need to watch your head as the character of the property makes some of the door frames a bit on the low side!

Number of Covers: There are 50 internal covers and a further 70 in the garden.

Parking Spaces: 21


* 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 Area Manager 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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