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William Caxton, Tenterden

West Cross, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6JR

The William Caxton is a pretty and spacious Grade-II listed pub & restaurant with letting bedrooms in charming Tenterden high street.

Key features

  • Great corner position at the end of Tenterden high street
  • Grade-II listed building with original features and an open fire place 
  • Large spacious pub with open plan space and separate restaurant 
  • Three double ensuite letting bedrooms 
  • Car parking at the front of the property 
  • Small trade garden 



You will find the William Caxton located at the top end of the high street in the pretty town of Tenterden, Kent.

A traditional Grade-II listed building with letting accommodation, the pub is in great order throughout and still boasts some of its original features and a large open fire place.

Internally the William Caxton is a large spacious pub offering a feature bar servery with an L-shaped drinking and dining area, together with a separate restaurant dining room/function room for approximately twenty four covers.

There are three letting bedrooms on site to include one premium and two standard double rooms, all of which are ensuite with tea & coffee making facilities and flat screen televisions. The accommodation proves popular all year round with a range of business and leisure guests visiting this historic tourist destination.

With three possible revenue streams available, this site would suit tenants that are looking to take on the additional challenge of managing onsite accommodation, alongside the ongoing development of the existing food and drink trade.

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


Feature bar servery with large L-shape trade drinking and dining area and separate restaurant for approx. 24 covers. Trade kitchen with plenty of storage room


Small trade garden to the rear of the building. 3 customer car parking spaces to the front of the property


One premier double room with and two standard double bedrooms, all ensuite with tea & coffee making facilities and flat screen televisions


Very well maintained private accommodation to include two large double bedrooms,1 single bedroom, kitchen/lounge, 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£5000
Training deposit
£750 refundable on completion of training
Total estimated ingoings£33500

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££28184££29640££28860
Per week££542££570££555

Council tax

Band A

Non Domestic Business Rates

Rateable Value 2018 - £15,520

Multiplier – 0.466

Estimated Rates Payable 2018/19 - £7,319.70

  • 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
100 84 80 39
661 672 609 288

Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
6 8 3 2
Traditional Spirits
27 26 20 11
Ready to drink litres
2625 2044 1836 1011

Estimated food turnover

£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.

Monday - Sunday - 10.00 - 00.00

Open to the public

Monday - Sunday - 10.00 - 00.30

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 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