The Ship, Cambridge
Three Months Commercial Rent Free Offered

The Ship, Cambridge

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Key Highlights

  • Prominent location on the east side of Cambridge
  • Enclosed garden and dedicated car park
  • Good sized catering kitchen, with plenty of storage capacity
  • Three months commercial rent free
  • Payment plan available for fixtures and fittings

Pub Overview

With historic good levels of trade established by previous operators, The Ship presents an enticing opportunity to take on a popular community-focused local pub. Located in the Kings Hedges area of Cambridge, within easy reach of the area's sizeable population, The Ship occupies a prominent location and has a good roadside presence, with a dedicated car park. Two beer gardens, one overlooked by the main bar, provide ample trading space as well as great potential for sporting and live music events.

Suitable Applicants

The Ship would suit operators committed to providing great hospitality, with a desire to engage with their local community, enhance the pub’s food offer and build upon its already strong reputation for community activity. Financial know-how is required to maximise the pub’s profit potential, as is marketing experience in order to promote The Ship's events programme to the wider area.

Financial Overview


We estimate the Investment required for this pub would be as follows:

APPROXIMATE TOTAL Please note that these are estimated figures, given as a guide only, and do not include fixtures and fittings. £26,200
Security Deposit Approximate figure, paid in advance to Wells & Co. Ltd held to cover credit and rental charges. Returnable at the end of the agreement. Note - If the business is to be run as a limited company, personal guarantors from each company director are required. £6,000
Stock and Glassware In the region of (paid to the outgoing licensee on the day of changeover) to cover the value of opening stock. £3,500
Valuers Fees In the region of( paid to valuer) for valuing fixtures and fittings.Minimum working capital required £800
Training Course Fees   Per person (payable to Wells & Co. Ltd) 5 day  induction course mandatory for all licensees – NB £800 for two people £500
Administration Fee In the region of (payable to Wells & Co. Ltd in advance) to cover e.g. premises license changes, solicitors fees, and agreement £400
Advance Rent In the region of (usually 1 month)  TBC
Working Capital Minimum working capital required £15,000
Fixtures and Fittings  Estimated valuation (paid to the outgoing licensee via the valuer at least 7 days in advance) to purchase e.g. carpets, curtains, tables and chairs, kitchen equipment.  TBC

Ongoing Costs

Service Charge Payable monthly, to include: Cellar cooling service, Buildings insurance, Fire Compliance, Boiler maintenance (tenancies only). NICEIC Electrical Test (tenancies only) £2,732pa
Accountancy Services fees for a nominated accountant £2,600pa
Stocktaking Services We recommend all licensees should have six professional stocktakes per annum £1,560pa
Rent In the region of (payable monthly in advance) £18,500pa
Please note that these are estimated figures, given as a guide only. Goods and services may be subject to VAT.

Pub Details

Northfield Avenue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 2LG
Destination community wet
Potential Partner Profit 18.5k pa
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