• Fair Maintainable Trade (FMT) turnover – £205,000 per annum on a 70/30 split
  • Projected rent – £15,000 per annum
  • Beautiful enclosed courtyard garden
  • Easy to operate bar servery
  • A great first pub for new entries into the trade

The private accommodation is sited over the pub and comprises three large bedrooms, a lounge/dining room and a bathroom/wc, with use of the commercial kitchen. The standard of décor is high and as befits an old building, is full of character and quirks. The garden has been divided to provide a private garden area for the business operator.

Bedrooms – 3

Private kitchen – No

Lounge/diner – Yes

Office – No

Bathrooms – 1

Top Line Figures

  • Rent: £15,000 per annum
  • Initial Investment: £18,000
  • Fair Maintainable Turnover: £205,000 per annum

Full Investment Breakdown †

  • Deposit: £7,500
  • Training Fee: £1,000 plus VAT
  • Working Capital: £5,000
  • Fixtures & Fittings: TBC but 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: 70%/30%
  • Business Rates: £182
  • Available From: 27/04/2022 (possibly earlier by negotiation)
  • Closing Date: 15/12/2021


  • Last 3 year Volume
  • Beer & Cider - Barrels
  • Wines - Litres
  • Spirits - Litres
  • Soft Drinks - Litres
  • Current Year*
  • 25
  • 260
  • 20
  • 180
  • Last Year*
  • 30
  • 470
  • 40
  • 320
  • 2 Years Previous
  • 28
  • 210
  • 20
  • 210

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Trade is made up of a strong regular drinking trade that requires a visible figure front of house. The food trade can be developed further and the business would benefit from a small traditional food offer that could provide a USP for the business. Trade has historically come from the school opposite, the brewery, Blandford St Mary locals and the nearby campsite.

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

“The Stour is a great traditional pub and requires an operator who is keen to develop authentic pub values of a warm welcome, homely service and a drive to offer great ales, wines and spirits, whilst serving traditional pub food . Being at the centre of the local community is key to developing local networks to drive sales, and by making the pub a haven to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life.”

Ian Pearson

Business Development Partner, South West 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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