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Gate Inn

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

Located on a peaceful country lane between Canterbury and Thanet, the Gate Inn is a traditional style village pub & restaurant in rural Chislet, Kent.


Key features

  • Community led village pub & restaurant 
  • Great garden and outdoor space
  • Two bar areas separated with an open fire place 
  • Restaurant dining room for approx. 35 covers 
  • Large private tenant accommodation 


Located on a peaceful country lane between Canterbury and Thanet, the Gate Inn is a traditional style village pub & restaurant in rural Chislet, Kent.

The Gate Inn truly sits at the heart of Chislet life and is the central hub for the local famers and villagers on a daily basis. It also captures custom from the other surrounding towns and villages, local campsites during busy seasons and hungry walkers or cyclists exploring the local countryside.

The Gate currently trades seven days a week and opens 12.00-15.00 & 18.00-21.00 Monday to Friday, 12.00-00.00 on Saturdays and 12.00-17.30 on Sundays. Freshly made, home cooked food is available every day during limited hours and Sunday roasts are a hit during the colder months. Every Monday is farmers night, a live acoustic music night takes place on the third Monday of the month and the locals quiz night is held every Wednesday evening at 9pm. During the warmer weather and over bank holiday weekends the garden is a real unique selling point and the outdoor live music events prove a real hit.

The pub boasts a large grassed garden full of willow trees together with a patio area, an outdoor bar servery, a babbling stream and free range ducks and chickens roaming around the open space.

Internally you will find a feature bar servery with a cellar and tap room directly behind it, two relaxed trade bar areas with an open fire place separating them and a restaurant dining room for approx. 35 covers that doubles up as private space for local parties, gatherings and events. There is a fully equipped trade kitchen on site with a recently introduced air conditioning unit, walk in fridge and freezer units just outside of the kitchen door and plenty of old barn and storage space.

The tenants private accommodation is of a good size and depending on the layout can include up to 5 double bedrooms, a kitchen, family bathroom, lounge and a private garden to the back of the building.

Shepherd Neame is now looking for new tenants to take over the running of the Gate. This site has the potential to suit a management couple or chef operator that are prepared to immerse themselves into local village life whilst further capitalising on other sales opportunities. Please contact us now for more information or to arrange a formal viewing.


Feature bar servery with two bar areas separated by a central open fire place and private restaurant dining room for approx. 35 covers. Cellar & Tap room


Fully equipped trade kitchen with recently introduced air conditioning unit. Walk in fridge and freeze units outside of the kitchen door 


Large trade garden and patio area with outside bar and seating. External barn/shed storage space. Limited private customer car parking  to front of property and plenty of street side car parking


Private accommodation includes 3 large double bedrooms, 2 smaller rooms/bedrooms, kitchen, lounge, office, bathroom, private garden and car parking

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£5000
Training deposit
£750 refundable on completion of training
Total estimated ingoings£36000

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£31200£31876£32604
Per week£600£613£627

Council tax

Band B

Non Domestic Business Rates



ESTIMATED RATES PAYABLE 2022/2023 (From 01/04/22) - TBA


  • 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
74 76 60 62
251 233 176 198

Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
3 0 0 0
Traditional Spirits
20 16 19 26
Ready to drink litres
2972 2941 3114 2595

Estimated food turnover

£3,500 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
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