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Coach & Horses, Whitstable

Oxford Street, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1DB

Located at the North end of Whitstable’s busy high street, the Coach & Horses is a charming and roomy 17th Century pub & restaurant which has everything that you would expect from a great traditional locals' pub.


Key features

  • Available for the first time in 22 years due to retirement
  • Great high street location at the North end of Whitstable town
  • Long standing and loyal customer base 
  • 17th century pub with restaurant dining space for approx 20 covers 
  • Well equipped trade kitchen
  • Courtyard garden to the back of the property 




For the first time in over 22 years, due to retirement Shepherd Neame is looking for new tenants to take over the successful running of the Coach & Horses, Whitstable.

Located at the North end of Whitstable’s busy high street, the Coach & Horses is a charming and roomy 17th Century pub & restaurant which has everything that you would expect from a great traditional locals' pub.

One of the only pubs in Whitstable that opens at 10.00am, it has a very loyal and long standing customer base with a lovely warm atmosphere and genuine sense  of community spirit. Great hospitality together with regular pub quizzes, darts and dominoes have kept the locals returning week after week, year after year at the Coach & Horses.

Internally the pub is in great order throughout and it includes a feature bar servery, an open plan u-shaped trade drinking area, a snug and restaurant dining space for approximately 20 covers.

There is a good sized and well equipped trade kitchen on site but currently the Coach & Horses only operates a limited Sunday lunch menu offer. Every week the existing lunches are a real hit with the Whitstable locals, so there is certainly the potential to implement a more consistent daily food offer moving forward.

Available from January 2018 onwards, the Coach & Horses is looking for new tenants that will immerse themselves in to Whitstable's local community. Whilst there is the opportunity to further develop both sides of the business at this site, it will also be vital that you maintain the friendly locals and its existing drinking trade at this pub.


Feature bar servery with multiple trade areas to include a snug, main drinking area and restaurant dining space for approximately 20 covers.


Fully equipped trade kitchen in good order.


Courtyard garden to the back of the property.


Large double bedroom, lounge, kitchenette, large bathroom and office.

Capital Requirements

Estimated capital requirements

Trading deposit£5000
Contract deposit
refundable on day of charge
+ 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£36500

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£33280£34268£35360
Per week£640£659£680

Council tax


Non Domestic Business Rates

Rateable Value 2018 - £12,750

Multiplier – 0.466

Estimated Rates Payable 2018/19 - £1,485

  • 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


Year ending 30 June

2015 2016 2017 2018 (July-Dec 2017)
All beer and cider
157 143 149 72
332 331 307 135

Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
15 11 10 2
Traditional Spirits
151 99 108 48
Ready to drink litres
2801 2158 2887 1433

Estimated food turnover

£400 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)

£3,000 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 - 01.30

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 three 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