The Bedford Arms, Oakley
Bedford - Riverside location

The Bedford Arms, Oakley

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Key Highlights

  • Stunning village pub with a fantastic reputation for quality food and service
  • Single bar operation with 80 internal and 50 external covers
  • Attractive rear garden with delightful decking area
  • Ample parking and storage areas
  • Private accommodation including staff bedsit
  • Payment plan available for fixtures and fittings

Pub Overview

Bounded on three sides by the Great River Ouse in the heart of the pretty village of Oakley, this 16th-century inn is surrounded by beautiful countryside but only a short drive from Bedford. Its county-wide reputation for excellent food is entirely warranted, and will allow a new operator to build on this momentum while lending their own touch to the pub.

The large main dining area is complemented by several cosy snug areas; a beautiful conservatory overlooks the sizeable garden and provides an ideal space for private dining, while also functioning as a picturesque meeting room for the many local interest groups who frequent the pub. Whether dining, drinking or socialising is the order of the day, the Bedford Arms has something to delight everyone who chooses to visit.

Suitable Applicants

The Bedford Arms would be an ideal business for an experienced food operator or couple, someone ready to hit the ground running and build on the pub’s already strong reputation for superb food. Strong marketing skills are a must, as is the desire to become a key member of the Oakley village community.

Financial Overview

ANTICIPATED INVESTMENT REQUIRED

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
£22,700
Security Deposit
Payable in advance to Wells to cover charges incurred by your business - trading as a Ltd Co
£12,750
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
Working Capital
Minimum working capital required
£8,000
Stock & Glassware
In the region of to cover the value of opening stock
£4,000
Valuers Fee
In the region of (paid to valuer) for valuing fixtures and fittings.
£800
Advanced Rent
In the region of (usually 1 month)
£4,250
Fixtures & Fittings
Estimated valuation to purchase e.g. carpets, curtains, tables and chairs, kitchen equipment (£ est)
£30,000

Ongoing Costs

Service Charge
Payable monthly, to include: Cellar cooling service, Extract clean, Buildings insurance, Fire Compliance, Boiler maintenance (tenancies only).  Electrical Test (tenancies only)
£3,799 pa
Accountancy Services
Fees for a nominated accountant (in the region of)
£325.41 pm
Stocktaking Services
Six professional stocktakes per annum recommended
£80 each
Rent
In the region of (payable monthly in advance)
£51,000 pa
Please note that these are estimated figures, given as a guide only. Goods and services may be subject to VAT.

Pub Details

The Bedford Arms, Oakley, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK417FY
Neighbourhood Premium
Total Investment 20k - 30k
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Could this be the pub for you?

Please ring 01234 244453 to speak with our recruitment team.