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Bonny Cravat

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

The Bonny Cravat is a large village pub & restaurant with great outdoor space located in rural Woodchurch, just six miles outside of Ashford in Kent



Key features

  • Village pub & restaurant 
  • Two large bar areas and a seperate restaurant for 50 covers 
  • Games room
  • 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



The Bonny Cravat is a large village pub & restaurant with great outdoor space located in  rural Woodchurch, just six miles outside of Ashford in Kent.

 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.

 Recently refurbished, the Bonny Cravat has plenty of space internally and includes three  cosy fireplaces, two large bar areas, a separate restaurant dining area for approximately 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 with a paved terrace area for outside dining to the rear of the property. The garden could lend itself to tenants that would like to enhance the outside space and add value to the business.

 Shepherd Neame is now looking for new tenants to take on the successful running of the Bonny Cravat and it could have potential to suit either a chef operator or management couple.

 For more information or to arrange a formal viewing of the Bonny Cravat, please contact the Trade Recruitment Co-ordinator directly on 01795 542132.


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£39000

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£31200£32316£33124
Per week£600£618£637

Council tax

Band B

Non Domestic Business Rates





  • Retail relief has been increased to 100 % for the hospitality industry between 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021
  • 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
All beer and cider
171 191 172 128
319 329 214 218

Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
23 19 6 12
Traditional Spirits
20 49 19 10
Ready to drink litres
5881 5645 3209 4044

Estimated food turnover

£2,500 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.

Estimated awp profit (Amusement with prizes)

£2,000 per annum approximately 

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 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