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Sussex Arms

30 West Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4EQ

The Sussex Arms is a wet only, community led pub located on the outskirts of East Grinstead, a vibrant market town in West Sussex.

Key features

  • Wet only pub, community led pub 
  • Open plan trade area for approx. 30 covers 
  • Darts and Pool area, with a weekly pool team 
  • Trade garden to the back of the property
  • 3 bed private accommodation set out over two floors 

Floorplan

THE SUSSEX ARMS 

The Sussex Arms is a wet only, community led pub located on the outskirts of East Grinstead, a vibrant market town in West Sussex.

Sat in a residential area and just a short walk from the main town centre, the Sussex Arms’ business is built around its loyal local customers that pop in each day of their usual pint and catch up. It is home to a pool team in the local league that meet up on a weekly basis and the occasional weekends with a DJ are well received by the locals.

Internally at the Sussex Arms you will find a central feature bar servery and an open plan U-shape trade area for approx.30 covers including a pool table and darts area. There is also a small trade kitchenette on the first floor that this is not currently utilised.

There is a small trade garden to the back of the property and customer car parking comes in the form of a public pay and display car park opposite the pub.

The tenants private accommodation is set out over two floors and includes three bedrooms, a bathroom and  kitchenette on the first floor and a private kitchen, lounge, dining room and bathroom on the second floor.

The Sussex Arms is a lifestyle business and Shepherd Neame is now looking for new tenants that enjoy running a wet led pub at the heart of a local community. For the right applicants, this site has the potential to be available immediately.

For more information or to arrange a formal viewing of this site please contact the Trade Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01795 542132.

BAR & RESTAURANT 

Feature bar servery with u shape trade area for approx. 30 covers with a pool and darts area

KITCHEN

Unused domestic kitchenette on the first floor

OUTDOOR & PARKING

Trade garden to the rear of the property. No private customer car park but there is a pay and display opposite the pub

PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION

Set out over two floors to include: First floor; 3 bedrooms, bathroom and kitchenette Second floor; Private kitchen, lounge, dining room and bathroom

Capital Requirements

Estimated capital requirements

Trading deposit£5000
Contract deposit
refundable on day of charge
£500
Repair scheme
+ monthly payments £50
£1000
Inventory£8000
Stock, glassware, cutlery, crockery, etc
Estimated subject to independent valuation by trade broker and stock taker
£2500
Working capital£3000
Training deposit
£750 refundable on completion of training
£1000
Total estimated ingoings£21000

Minimal capital considered

Minimum capital considered
Based on: Trading deposit + stock, glassware, cutlery,
crockery, etc, working capital + training deposits + misc
£13000
Please note: Where only minimal capital is available inventory will be rentalised.

Rent and charges

Rent

Year 1Year 2Year 3
Per anum£17680£18304£18980
Per week£340£352£365

Council tax

Band B

Non Domestic Business Rates

RATEABLE VALUE 2017 - £14,300

MULTIPLIER - 2017/2018 - 0.466

ESTIMATED RATES PAYABLE - 2017/2018 - £5,108

  • As at the time of publishing, the estimated rates payable, are based upon the assumption that the tenant occupies the maximum of one pub and therefore qualifies for small business rates relief.
  • We have also applied the relevant multipliers and estimated transitional relief where applicable.
  • The above calculations are estimations only and as rateable values are subject to change, we would recommend that the prospective new tenant checks the rates payable and any other relief prior to completing a financial plan.
  • Please note that we have not yet applied the Governments Pub relief of £1,000 on rates payable as many councils have yet to confirm.

Trading information

Trade

Year ending 30 June

2015 2016 2017
All beer and cider
Barrels
49 81 96
Wine
Gallons
PPS
Gallons

Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
Traditional Spirits
Gallons
Minerals
Ready to drink litres

Estimated awp profit (Amusement with prizes)

Approximately £1,500 per annum 

Licence information

Hours authorised by the premises licence

Supply of alcohol, background music and provision of late night refreshment.

Sunday - Thursday - 10.00 - 00.00
Friday - Saturday - 10.00 - 01.00

Open to the public

Sunday - Thursday - 10.00 - 00.30
Friday - Saturday - 10.00 - 01.30

Live music

Monday - Sunday - 10.00 - 00.00

Agreement Overview

  • This pub is being offered on a fixed term tenancy outside of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 Part II
  • This site is tied only on beers & ciders
  • Any deviation from the standard terms outlined above should be discussed at interview stage with your designated  Business Development Manager
  • Please note that we require all licensees to pass the Pre-Entry Awareness Training Course (PEAT) a minimum of five days before you can attend a formal shortlist interview with us. Please ask us for more information about PEAT if required
  • You can see our code of practice at the top of this page