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White Horse, Maldon

26 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PJ

Boasting an attractive blend of rustic charm and modern style, the White Horse is a community led, high-street pub & restaurant with five letting bedrooms located in Maldon, Essex.

Key features

  • Busy pub & restaurant in a high street location
  • In great condition throughout 
  • Five ensuite letting bedrooms 
  • Open plan restaurant & dining area for approx. 40 covers 
  • Small covered yard style area to the side of the property 
  • Available quickly if required 



Boasting an attractive blend of rustic charm and modern style, the White Horse is a community led, high-street pub & restaurant with five letting bedrooms located in Maldon, Essex.

Maldon town boasts a lovely location on the Blackwater Estuary where the open water, mudflats and saltmarsh provide a superb landscape for walking, boating and fishing.

With the locals at the heart of everything that they do, the White Horse always has something going on. It is a popular venue for weekday OAP lunches, there is a wide range of live music at weekends for a diverse customer base, they are host to their own darts team every second Tuesday and their Sunday lunches are in demand, currently serving approx. 80–100 covers each week. 

You will find the White Horse in great condition throughout and it has recently benefited from a redecoration to all of the trade bar & restaurant areas and the letting bedrooms.

Internally a feature bar servery sits within a long open plan trade area that is broken up in to defined drinking and dining spaces for approx.40 covers. The dining area also doubles up as a breakfast room for the overnight guests. To the side of the building there is a covered yard style area with seating which has been created for use during the warmer months.

The letting bedrooms are amongst the best standard accommodation in the local area and they include one twin room, three double rooms and a family room. All rooms are en-suite with flat screen TV’s, tea & coffee making facilities and hairdryers.

This site has the potential to be available quickly for the right applicants, so for more information or to arrange a formal viewing of the White Horse, please contact the Pub Business Recruitment Manager on 01795 542132.


Long open plan trade area with defined seating and dining areas for approx.40 covers and a feature bar servery. Good sized and well equipped trade kitchen


Court yard area to the side of the building with seating


Five en-suite letting bedrooms to include one twin, three doubles and a family room. All bedrooms are en-suite (two of them have showers only) and they include flat screen TV’s, tea & coffee making facilities, hairdryers



The Private accommodation was recently refurbished as part of the development scheme. It includes a large lounge area, double bedroom, office and bathroom. It also has a private court yard area and one car parking space


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£35500

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£40300£41496£42796
Per week£775£798£823

Council tax

Band A

Non Domestic Business Rates



ESTIMATED RATES PAYABLE 2022/2023 (From 01/04/22) £0


  • Retail relief for the hospitality industry is 50% rate relief from the 1st April 2022 until 31st March 2023
  • 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, eligibility criteria and any other relief with the local authorities prior to completing a financial plan

Trading information


Year ending 30 June

2018 2019 2020 2021
All beer and cider
82 84 58 127
246 231 164 334

Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
6 2 0 3
Traditional Spirits
25 17 14 28
Ready to drink litres
2757 2458 1520 3339

Estimated food turnover

£3,000 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 - Friday - 10.00 - 23.30
Saturday - Sunday - 10.00 - 23.30

Open to the public

Monday - Friday - 07.00 - 00.00
Saturday - Sunday - 08.00 - 00.00

Live music

Friday - Saturday - 10.00 - 23.00
Sunday - 10.00 - 18.00

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