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Gate Inn

Church Lane, Boyden Gate, Chislet, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 4EB

Available Immediately and tucked away in North-East Kent between Canterbury and Thanet, the Gate Inn truly is destination dining at its best in rural Chislet.

Key features

  • Beautiful village county pub & restaurant 
  • Mature well kept gardens with a stream
  • Two bar areas separated with an open fire place 
  • Restaurant dining room for 48 covers 
  • Able to cater for private weddings and events internally and externally in a Marquee
  • Customer car parking available
  • Large tenant accommodation 
  • Available immediately 


Destination dining at its best, the Gate Inn is the perfect example of a successful and popular village pub & restaurant. Tucked away in North-East Kent between Canterbury and Thanet, the Gate boasts a serene countryside location in rural Chislet.

Every inch the classic country pub, hops hang from the authentic Kentish decoration and the Gate honours timeless tradition by serving beer straight from the barrel. Separated by a double sided open fire, the two spacious bar areas have quarry tiled floors and church pew seating and the L-shaped Old  Bakery Restaurant dining room can cater for a further 48 covers.

To the side of the property there is a large mature and well kept trade garden with a stream and you can also spot the resident free-range chicken and ducks roaming around freely. There is customer car parking on site for up to five cars and there is plenty of street side parking available locally.

The Gate Inn plays host to a diverse customer base to include the village locals and walkers and cyclists exploring the local area. They are recognised locally for their great Sunday lunches and you can hire the pub for private weddings and events either internally, or outside in the Marquee during the finer weather.

Available Immediately with a ‘Tenancy at Will agreement’ now available, we are now looking for experienced operators with proven catering experience to further build on this already well established business.

The Gate is a beautiful pub with great opportunity so to arrange a formal viewing please contact the Trade Recruitment Co-ordinator now.


Two feature bar areas separated by a large double sided open fire place. L-Shape restaurant dining room able to cater for approx.48 covers


Fully equipped and good sized trade kitchen with additional walk in fridge freezer


Large mature and well kept trade garden with a stream to the side of the building. External storage space with sheds


Large private accommodation to include five bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and bathroom


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£47500

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£TBA£TBA £TBA
Per week£TBA£TBA£TBA

Council tax

Band B

Non Domestic Business Rates



MULTIPLIER 2019/2020 - 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
125 105 103 93
517 483 440 412

Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
Traditional Spirits
15 23 24 16
Ready to drink litres
5530 5190 4716 4482

Estimated food turnover

£4,000 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 - Sunday - 10.00 - 00.00
Sunday - 10.00 - 23.00

Open to the public

Monday - Saturday - 10.00 - 00.30
Sunday - 10.00 - 23.30

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 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