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Bonny Cravat

Bethersden Road, Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3QQ

Located just outside of Ashford, Kent, in rural Woodchurch, the Bonny Cravat is a large village pub & restaurant boasting great outdoor space.




Key features

  • Large village pub & restaurant 
  • Two large bar areas and a separate restaurant dining room for 50 covers
  • Games room with pool table 
  • Large well equipped trade kitchen
  • Garden to the rear of the property & patio area 
  • Private customer car parking 
  • Good sized tenant accommodation with garden & parking



Located just outside of Ashford, Kent, in rural   Woodchurch, the Bonny Cravat is a large village pub & restaurant boasting great outdoor space.

Encompassing destination dining, community locals and passing tourist trade, the Bonny Cravat has a broad customer base and has something for everyone. They open every day serving traditional, home cooked pub food and a well-established Sunday carvery lunch is available every week. Occasional live music and events are hosted and the restaurant dining room is available for private hire for parties and functions.

In good order throughout, the Bonny Cravat has plenty of space internally and includes three cosy fireplaces, two large bar areas, a separate restaurant dining area for approx. 50 covers and a games room. The cellar has its own unique quirks too, with an old tunnel leading to the local church, dating back to the time of the Reformation.

Together with private car parking, externally you will also find a large grassed garden surrounding the building and a paved terrace area for outside dining to the rear of the property.

Shepherd Neame is now looking for new tenants to take on the running of the Bonny Cravat and it has the potential to be available quickly for the right applicants. Please contact us now to arrange a formal viewing.


Two large open plan drinking/dining areas and a restaurant dining room for approx. 50 covers. Games room with pool table


Large well equipped trade kitchen.


Spacious garden to the side and rear of the property and a patio/terrace area. Private customer car parking for approx. 15 cars.


Private accommodation to include 3 double bedrooms, lounge, office, bathroom, private garden and car parking

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£3500
Training deposit
£750 refundable on completion of training
Total estimated ingoings£40000

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£26000£27040£28340
Per week£500£520£545

Council tax

Band B

Non Domestic Business Rates






Retail relief for the hospitality industry is 50% rate relief from the 1st April 2022 until 31st March 2023

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, eligibility criteria and any other relief with the local authorities prior to completing a financial plan


Trading information


Year ending 30 June

2018 2019 2020 2021
All beer and cider
172 128 61 49
214 218 170 221

Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
6 12 2 5
Traditional Spirits
19 10 12 22
Ready to drink litres
3209 4044 2391 3268

Estimated food turnover

£4,000 per week approximately gross.

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.

Estimated awp profit (Amusement with prizes)



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 traditional rolling tenancy agreement that is subject to a 5 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