The Bricklayers Arms, Hitchin

The Bricklayers Arms, Hitchin

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Key Highlights

  • Popular town centre community pub
  • Situated on a busy road opposite the lively market square
  • Opportunity to develop a simple food offer
  • Car parking and rear patio area
  • Payment plan available for fixtures and fittings

Pub Overview

Situated on Queens St opposite a bustling market square, ‘The Brickies’ is a Hitchin landmark and a firm favourite with local beer aficionados thanks to its varied and well-kept real ale selection. The potential exists to complement this strong beer selection with a simple food offer and a wine menu, broadening the pub’s appeal and giving its already loyal clientele extra reasons to visit. With a strong focus on football, The Bricklayers Arms is renowned as the best place in Hitchin to watch the big game, but it has also had success with live music events in the past. There exists a real opportunity for the right operator to drive the pub’s entertainment calendar, enhance its bar sales and effectively market The Bricklayers Arms to its affluent local demographic of Hitchin and beyond. 

Suitable Applicants

The Bricklayers Arms Would suit an experienced, community-focused operator with the drive to maintain the pub's current level of footfall via an extensive weekly activity programme. Strong commercial and financial skills must complement a commitment to providing fantastic hospitality; catering know-how would also be advantageous if a basic food offer is to be introduced.

Financial Overview

ANTICIPATED INVESTMENT REQUIRED

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

Security Deposit in the region of:
(paid in advance to Charles Wells Ltd) held to cover credit and rental charges. Returnable at the end of the agreement.

£6,000

 

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. The successful applicant must reply upon the valuation provided by their appointed licensed trade valuer in relation to the actual sum to be paid.

£5,400

Stock and Glassware in the region of
(paid to the outgoing licensee on the day of changeover) to cover the value of opening stock.

£5,000

Valuers Fees in the region of
(paid to valuer) for valuing fixtures and fittings.

£800

Training Course Fees per person
(payable to Charles Wells Ltd) 5 day CRISP induction course mandatory for all licensees – NB £800 for two people.

£550

Administration Fee in the region of
(payable to Charles Wells Ltd in advance) to cover e.g. premises license changes, solicitors fees, and agreement.

£400

Advance Rent in the region of
(usually 1 month)   

£1,500

Minimum Working Capital Required 

£5,000

APPROXIMATE TOTAL
Please note that these are estimated figures, given as a guide only, and do not include fixtures and fittings.

£19,250

 

Ongoing Costs

Rent in the region of
(payable monthly in advance)

£18,000 pa

Service Charge in the region of
Payable `onthly, to include: Cellar cooling service, Buildings insurance, Fire Compliance, Boiler maintenance (tenancies only). NICEIC Electrical Test (tenancies only)

£1,820 pa

Accountancy Services in the region of
fees for a nominated accountant

£2,600 pa

Stocktaking Services in the region of
We recommend all licensees should have six professional stocktakes per annum

£1,560 pa

Please note that these are estimated figures, given as a guide only. Goods and services may be subject to VAT.

Pub Details

29 Queens Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9TP
Potential Partner Profit 18k pa
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Could this be the pub for you?

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