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White Hart, Canterbury

Worthgate Place, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2QX

The White Hart is a busy Pub & Restaurant located just a stone’s throw from the main city  centre, Canterbury East train station and Dame John Gardens in historic Canterbury, Kent.


Key features

  • Available immediately if required
  • Great location in Canterbury City
  • Traditional style pub & restaurant for approx. 50 covers
  • Feature bar servery with open plan drinking & dining area
  • Small werll equipped trade kitchen
  • Great gardens with patio seating area
  • Private accomodation with 2 bedrooms



The White Hart is a busy Pub & Restaurant located just a stone’s throw from the main city centre, Canterbury East train station and Dame John Gardens in historic Canterbury, Kent.

Due to its great location, the White Hart benefits from a diverse customer base to include locals from the surrounding residential area, tourists visiting and staying in the city,  after work drinkers and diners, passers-by enroute to the train station and revellers attending various events at Dame John Park.

The pubs popular Tuesday night quiz brings in the regulars on a weekly basis and there is also a range of other seasonal events on offer at the White Hart. A homemade, freshly-cooked classic pub menu is available seven days a week and Sunday lunches are a continued hit with the locals.

The pub offers its customers a warm, cosy feel with a central feature bar servery, an open plan u-shape trade drinking & dining area for approximately 50 covers and a log burner fire place. The trade kitchen is small but perfectly well equipped with a wash up area and storage.

Outside, the White Hart has one of the best beer gardens that Canterbury has to offer. It has a patio area with a custom built wooden gazebo and there is a large grassed garden with plentiful beer tables which is a huge draw for customers during the warmer seasons.

For the right tenants, this site has the potential to be available immediately.

For more information please contact the Trade Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01795 542132.


Feature bar servery with open plan u-shaped drinking and dining space for approx. 50 covers. Fire place log burner


Small well equipped trade kitchen with a wash up area


Patio area with custom built wooden gazebo. Large grassed garden with wooden beer tables


Private accommodation includes two bedrooms, bathroom, storage room and loft room

Capital Requirements

Estimated capital requirements

Trading deposit£5000
Contract deposit
refundable on day of charge
Repair scheme
+ monthly payments £50
Stock, glassware, cutlery, crockery, etc
Estimated subject to independent valuation by trade broker and stock taker
Working capital£3000
Training deposit
£750 refundable on completion of training
Total estimated ingoings£29500

Minimal capital considered

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

Rent and charges


Year 1Year 2Year 3
Per anum£29900£30784£31720
Per week£575£592£610

Council tax

Band A

Non Domestic Business Rates




  • 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
  • Retail relief has been applied to all pubs with a rateable value of £51,000 or less. This entitles the occupier to a third reduction in rates payable after all other reliefs and will run for the 2020/21 rating years. This is an assumption that should be confirmed with the local authority
  • The above calculations are estimations only and as rateable values are  subject to change, we would request that the prospective new  tenant checks the rates payable and any other relief with the local authorities prior to completing a financial plan


Trading information


Year ending 30 June

2017 2018 2019 2020 (Jul 19 - Jan 20)
All beer and cider
126 122 110 60
434 420 411 252

Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
12 16 12 3
Traditional Spirits
32 59 64 36
Ready to drink litres
2751 3904 3922 2184

Estimated food turnover

£1,500 per week approximately 

Shepherd Neame has no access to the tenant's food turnover figures. Please note this figure is estimated as accurately as possible at time of publishing.

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 - 23.00

Agreement Overview

  • This pub is being offered on a traditional rolling tenancy agreement that is subject to a five year rent review
  • This agreement is covered by the ‘Landlord & Tenant Act’
  • This is a fully tied agreement across all beer, cider, wine, PPS, spirits and minerals
  • 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