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Divers Arms

66 Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5JQ

With live music and pub sports at the heart of the business, the Divers Arms is a great traditonal wet led pub overlooking the sea on Herne Bay seafront, Kent.

Key features

  • Great location overlooking the beach on Herne Bay seafront 
  • Long open plan trade area with feature bar servery 
  • Live music and pub sports are at the heart of this site 
  • Basic trade kitchen and plenty of storage available 
  • Large private tenant accommodation 
  • This site has the potential to be avaiable quickly 



Built in the early Victorian era, allegedly on the proceeds of a smuggler and one of the worlds first salvage divers, the Divers Arms is a great traditional style pub that wears its maritime heritage with pride.

Boasting a great sea front location on the seafront in Herne Bay, Kent, the Divers Arms is a wet led operation with live music and pub sports at the heart of the business. Hosting a wide range of genres, customers flock to see live music every Friday and Saturday night whilst local darts and pool teams keep the pub busy during the week.

 Due to regular events in the evenings, the Divers Arms only offer a daily lunch menu, which includes a great array of fresh, classic pub dishes.

 Internally you will find a long galley style trade area, a feature bar servery, pool and darts  area and a small trade kitchen with plenty of storage. To the back of the property you will find a court yard style garden that proves a hit with the customers all year round.

 The tenant private accommodation is of a good size and includes four double bedrooms, a lounge, utility room and bathroom.

 Shepherd Neame is now looking for tenants that can take over the successful running of the Divers Arms and who will enjoy running a wet and music led venue in a great seaside location.

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

BAR & RESTAURANT                 

Long open plan trade area with feature bar servery for approx. 30 covers, pool table and darts area. Live event numbers approx.120


Basic trade kitchen with large storage area


Court yard garden area to the rear of the property


Bathroom, utility room, lounge and four double bedrooms

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£1000
Training deposit
£750 refundable on completion of training
Total estimated ingoings£25500

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£28600£29484£30420
Per week£550£567£585

Council tax

Band A

Non Domestic Business Rates



ESTIMATED RATES PAYABLE (Until 31/03/2022) - £2,356

ESTIMATED RATES PAYABLE (From 01/04/22) - £4,616


  • Retail relief for the hospitality industry is reduced to 66% rate relief for the remainder of the rating year until 31st March 2022
  • 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
175 177 130 113
137 197 138 108

Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
8 24 10 4
Traditional Spirits
62 102 103 85
Ready to drink litres
2761 3330 4100 2625

Estimated food turnover

£800 per week approximately net. 

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)

£1,000 per annum approximately 

Licence information

Hours authorised by the premises licence

Supply of alcohol, background music and provision of late night refreshment.

Monday - Saturday - 10.00 - 01.00
Sunday - 10.00 - 00.00

Open to the public

Monday - Saturday - 10.00 - 01.30
Sunday - 10.00 - 00.30

Live music

Monday - Saturday - 10.00 - 00.00
Sunday - 10.00 - 22.30

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