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Bucks Head, Godden Green

Park Lane, Godden Green, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0JJ

The Bucks Head is a beautiful village pub & restaurant with large gardens in rural Godden Green, Sevenoaks, Kent. 












Key features

  • Beautiul village pub & restaurant 
  • Great location near to HIstoric Knole Park and Wilderness Golf Club  
  • Open plan bar & restaurant area for approx. 80 covers
  • Open fire
  • Large well kept gardens to the back of the property
  • Terrace seating and parking to the front of the site 
  • Available June 2019




The Bucks Head is every inch the classic country Pub & Restaurant, located in rural Godden Green, Sevenoaks, Kent.

This beautiful site boasts everything that you would expect from a traditional style pub including old oak beams, roaring log fires, comfy sofas and a  relaxed drinking space in its large open plan bar area and a private restaurant dining room for approximately 45 covers.

Due to its great location close to both historic Knole Park and the Wilderness Gold Club, the Bucks Head plays host to a diverse customer base to include walkers in the local area, lucky passers by and of course its loyal regulars from the local area.

A family friendly and food led site, the Bucks Head offers its customers a fresh seasonal home made menu every day.  Winter specials include venison, pheasant and other game dishes, a lighter menu is available during the summer months and Sunday Roasts remain a hit week after week.

If you are looking for large gardens and the option to cater for alfresco dining and events, then the Bucks Head is on point. There is a large, mature and beautifully kept garden to the rear of the property together with terrace seating at the front of the pub. There is limited forecourt customer parking available and plenty of street side parking outside too.

The Bucks Head is looking for experienced caterers with a passion for delivering great quality fresh food, super customer service and a good selection of well kept of beers.

Available around June 2019, this site is one not to be missed. For more information or to arrange a formal viewing, please contact the Trade Recruitment Co-ordinator now on 01795 542132.


Feature bar servery with a large open plan bar and restaurant dining area for approx. 80 covers. There is also a small private dining room for a further 10 covers to the back of the property


Good sized well equipped trade kitchen


Large fenced in and beautifully kept garden which is family friendly, only accessible from the back of the property. Terrace seating is available at the front of the pub. Forecourt customer parking


Two bedrooms, lounge, bathroom and office

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£3000
Training deposit
£750 refundable on completion of training
Total estimated ingoings£37500

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£37960££39,104££40,300
Per week£730££752££775

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
115 107 119 125
800 776 782 841

Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
10.5 7 10.5 10.5
Traditional Spirits
17 16 19 21
Ready to drink litres
4226 4339 4651 4618

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.

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

Open to the public

Sunday - Thursday - 10.00 - 00.30
Friday - Saturday - 10.00 - 01.30

Live music

Monday - Saturday - 10.00 - 23.00
Sunday - 10.00 - 22.00

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