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Bucks Head, Godden Green

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

The Bucks Head is a perfect example of a food led, Kentish country pub & restaurant  located in the rural village of Godden Green, Sevenoaks.

Key features

  • Beautiful food led, Kentish village pub & restaurant 
  • Great location near to Historic Knole Park and Wilderness Golf Club  
  • Open plan bar & restaurant area for approx. 80 covers
  • Large well kept gardens to the back of the property
  • Terrace seating and parking to the front of the site 



The Bucks Head is a perfect example of a food led, Kentish country pub & restaurant located in the rural village of Godden Green, Sevenoaks.

Just a stones throw from historic Knole Park and the Wilderness Gold Club, the Bucks Head plays host to a very diverse customer base including hungry walkers leaving the nearby countryside, drinkers and diners passing through and of course its loyal regulars from the Sevenoaks area.

The ever changing seasonal menu keeps happy diners returning time after time at the Bucks Head, their winter specialities include venison, wood pigeon, pheasant and other game dishes and there is a popular Sunday roast available each week.

Internally the Bucks Head houses everything that you would hope for in an old village pub, with oak beams, roaring log fires and comfy sofas. Its central feature bar servery sits within an open plan drinking and dining space for approx. 80 covers and there is a further small private dining room for approx.10 covers.

To the back of the property you will find the Bucks Heads very own ‘great outdoors’ in the  form of a large fenced in, family friendly garden which is a hit during the warmer months.

Due to retirement, Shepherd Neame is now looking for new operators with proven catering experience to take on the successful running of the Bucks Head.

For more information or to arrange a formal viewing of this site, please contact the Trade Recruitment Co-ordinator 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


1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom 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£40500

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£41600£42640£43784
Per week£800£820£842

Council tax

Band B

Non Domestic Business Rates



ESTIMATED RATES PAYABLE - (Until 31/03/2022) - £3,184.03

ESTIMATED RATES PAYABLE - (From 01/04/22) - £6,237.50


  • Retail relief for the hospitality industry is reduced to 66% rate relief for the remainder of the rating year until 31st March 2022
  • 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 and any other relief with the local authorities prior to completing a financial plan

Trading information


Year ending 30 June

2017 2018 2019 2020
All beer and cider
127 120 79 58
857 714 490 256

Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
10 7 3 3
Traditional Spirits
21 19 18 13
Ready to drink litres
4655 3914 3373 1993

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