• Fair Maintainable Trade* (FMT) Net Turnover: £800k per annum
  • Rent: minimum £65k per annum or 10% of turnover, but first year rent negotiable
  • Wet/Dry split: 40%/60%
  • Idyllic rural village location
  • Attractive courtyard garden
  • Bright and airy function room
  • Exceptionally sized private accommodation

The historic White Hart dates back from the 16th Century and is a classic oak beamed pub with a wealth of detail that will delight lovers of genuine English pubs. A large inglenook fireplace crackles gently through the winter evenings, giving a welcoming ambience, and the low beams and candlelit dining rooms lend a real warmth to this relaxed and spacious local pub. On sunnier days, guests can enjoy eating and drinking al fresco in the quaint and pretty walled garden. Although the White Hart is centrally located on Henfield’s attractive high street, it is only a few miles away from the stunning South Downs National Park.

Quality and Great Hospitality are the two fundamental pillars in the success of any dining experience in a pub. Our successful applicant will have a well honed offer to build upon the already exceptional offer of this pub; this will be based on some sound research into the demographics and understanding of the local competition. Casual dining has its place, but destination dining is an experience! When Business Partners get this right, word spreads, and they enjoy an abundance of repeat custom. We are looking for operators with some flair, a desire for delivering quality, and the ability to develop menus that are executed with pride and excellence.

Attention to detail is important, the ability to create the perfect atmosphere and deliver top notch customer service alongside delicious food is key. Operators of our country pubs need to have the ability to not only deliver an amazing offer but also to market their pubs, both locally and further afield, to drive new and repeat custom.

This pub has exceptionally large and spacious accommodation, boasting five bedrooms, an office, two bathrooms, a kitchen/diner, and a lounge.

Top Line Figures

  • Rent: minimum £65,000 per annum or 10% of turnover, but first year rent negotiable
  • Initial Investment: £40,000
  • Fair Maintainable Trade* (FMT) Turnover: £800,000 per annum

Full Investment Breakdown †

  • Deposit: £7,500
  • Training Fee: £1,000 plus VAT
  • Working Capital: £15,000
  • Fixtures & Fittings: approx. £50,000 (Inventory is an estimate net of VAT. Loan facilities are available for the purchase of fixtures and fittings).

Additional Information

  • Estimated Wet/Dry Split: 40%/60%
  • Business Rates: Nil payable until April 2021 / Payable £26,950 RV : £56,800
  • Available From: 01/10/2020
  • Closing Date: 31/10/2020
  • Last 3 year Volume
  • Beer & Cider - Barrels
  • Wines - Litres
  • Spirits - Litres
  • Soft Drinks - Litres
  • Current Year*
  • 191
  • 5020
  • 320
  • 4230
  • Last Year
  • 198
  • 4630
  • 260
  • 2770
  • 2 Years Previous
  • 201
  • 5050
  • 320
  • 3100

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There is a steady flow of trade which is spread throughout the week.  Lunchtime business is primarily seniors, whilst evening trade is a variety of guests of all ages, but mostly aged over 30.

*Trade volumes are up until February 2020, and do not include the Covid-19 lockdown period.


* 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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