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Bear Inn

Market Place, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7AG

Located at the heart of Shepherd Neame home land in Favershm, Kent, the Bear Inn is a fine example of a successful and popular high street ale house.

Key features

  • Available due to early retirement 
  • Great central location in Faversham town centre 
  • Traditional community style Ale house 
  • Three bar areas to include restaurant dining space 
  • Weekly darts & crib teams, quiz and theme nights 
  • Lunchtime food offer seven days per week 



The Bear Inn is a fine example of a successful and popular high street ale house. You will  find it located at the heart of Shepherd Neames very own home town in Faversham, Kent.

Just a short hop from the brewery and boasting a great central location in Faversham town, the Bear is one of the towns most historic buildings packed with charm and character.

Internally the Bear houses a front saloon bar,  a main back bar with restaurant dining space and a true old fashioned snug area. The ceilings are lined with centuries-old oak beams which were salvaged from a ship in the near by boat yard and hops hang in and around the pub giving it a great, relaxed and cosy feel.

At the hub of the local community, there is  always something going on at the Bear. Together with being at the centre of the annual ‘Faversham Hop Festival’ events, it currently hosts weekly darts and crib teams, monthly quiz and scrabble nights, regular themed nights and it is home to several groups that meet regularly. Fresh, home-made food is on offer every lunchtime and Sunday Roasts remain ever popular at the pub.

Due to early retirement, we are now looking for experienced operators to take on the successful running of this site. The Bear requires tenants that will provide warm genuine hospitality together with great quality ales and a good consistent food offer. 

To arrange a formal viewing please contact us now on 01795 542132.


Three bar areas to include a front saloon bar with  seating, a back bar with restaurant dining space and a traditional style snug


Good sized trade kitchen with storage and prep area 




Large multi-use private accommodation to include bathroom, office, 2/3 double bedrooms, lounge and attic room

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£2500
Training deposit
£750 refundable on completion of training
Total estimated ingoings£34500

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£34112£34996
Per week£640£656£673

Council tax

Band A

Non Domestic Business Rates


MULTIPLIER 2018/2019 - 0.480


  • 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
All beer and cider
232 225 222 226
297 315 334 377

Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
23 26 26 18
Traditional Spirits
71 62 58 51
Ready to drink litres
3377 3044 3225 3343

Estimated food turnover

£800-£1000 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.

Sunday - Thursday - 10.00 - 00.00
Friday - Saturday - 10.00 - 01.00

Open to the public

Sunday - Thursday - 10.00 - 01.00
Friday - Saturday - 10.00 - 02.00

Live music

Saturday - Thursday - 10.00 - 23.30
Friday - 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