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Monument, Canterbury

St Dunstans Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8BZ

Just a few minutes walk from Westgate Towers, the Monument is a plant only based Pub & Restaurant located just west of Canterbury city centre in Kent.


Key features

  • Available December 2019
  • Located a few minutes walk from Canterbury City Centre
  • Currently trading as a pure vegan food & drink offer 
  • Open plan trade area for approx. 60 covers 
  • Grassed garden area with patio seating 
  • Private accomodation set out over two floors 


Just a few minutes walk from Westgate Towers, the Monument is a plant only based Pub & Restaurant located just west of Canterbury city centre in Kent.

Sat on St Dunstans Street, directly opposite the church, the Monument has spent the last two and a half years trading as a 100% vegan offer across both the wet and dry products, serving local ales, craft beers and classic pub dishes with a vegan twist.

Internally you will find the Monument in great order throughout. There is a feature bar servery with an open plan trade drinking and dining area with an open fire place, a small conservatory area and a snug, catering for approx. 60 covers in total.

To the back of the property you will find a good sized grassed trade garden with a raised patio area with bench seating.

The Private accommodation at the Monument is set out over two floors  and includes a lounge with an open fire place, a fully fitted kitchen, dining room, bathroom and an office/bedroom. The second floor houses three rooms, one of which has a low ceiling.

As of early December 2019, Shepherd Neame is looking for a new operator that can further develop the existing Vegan trade and offer at this site, with the potential to also consider other options if presented.

For more information or to arrange a formal viewing please contact the Trade Recruitment Co-Ordinator on 01795 542132.


Feature bar servery with open plan drinking & dining area and an open fire place, conservatory and snug area.       Approx. 60 covers in total


Fully equipped trade kitchen


Trade garden to the back of the property with a patio    area and grassed garden with bench seating


Private accommodation is set out over two floors and includes a lounge with open fire place, fully fitted kitchen, dining room, office/small bedroom and bathroom on the first floor. The Loft space includes 3 rooms (one with a very low ceiling)

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£28500

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£22100£22724£23400
Per week£425£437£450

Council tax

Band A

Non Domestic Business Rates


MULTIPLIER 2019/2020 - 0.491


  • 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
  • Retail relief has been applied to all pubs with a rateable value of £51,000 or less. This entitles the occupier to a third reduction in rates payable after all other reliefs and will run for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 rating years. This is an assumption that should be confirmed with the local authority
  • 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

2016 2017 2018 2019
All beer and cider
52 51.5 76 48
128 147 200 113

Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
Traditional Spirits
75 54 65.5 20
Ready to drink litres
1842 2050 2840 1665

Estimated food turnover

£3,200 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 - 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