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Earl Grey, Northfleet

177 Vale Road, Northfleet, Kent, DA11 8BP

The Earl Grey is a friendly and traditional locals pub located in Northfleet, Kent. 



Key features

  • Available Spring 2020
  • Wet only community pub
  • BT Sports, darts and quiz nights
  • Feature bar servery with separate pool area
  • Potential to introduce a trade kitchen
  • Enclosed garden with childrens play equipment
  • Private accommodation includes 2 bedrooms



Opened in 1745, the Earl Grey is the oldest pub in Northfleet, Kent, and it has been a popular watering hole for more than 250 years. 

Currently operating as a wet only business, the Earl Grey is a friendly and traditional locals pub with bags of community spirit and a host of longstanding regular customers.

There is always something going on at the pub  to include live sports courtesy of BT sports, quiz and charity nights, a Sunday meat raffle and race nights. The video juke box is a popular feature with the locals and there are also three darts teams that meet at the pub on a weekly basis.

Inside you will find a cosy trade area with a feature bar servery and built in seating  together with a separate area to play pool and darts. As there is currently only a domestic kitchen on site there is no existing food offer at the Earl Grey, however, there is the potential for a trade kitchen to be installed.

The Earl Grey has recently benefited from a refurbishment scheme to the pubs exterior, giving it far greater kerb appeal to the front of the property. To the back of the building you will find a large fenced in and family-friendly garden together with a large customer car park with a gated entrance in to the garden.

Due to retirement, the Earl Grey will be looking for new tenants to take over in spring time 2020.

For more information or to arrange a viewing of the Earl Grey, please contact the Trade Recruitment Co-Ordinator now on 01795 542132.


Central feature bar servery with an open plan trade area to include built in seating. Pool & darts area


Domestic kitchen only


Large, family friendly fenced garden with children's play equipment


Private entrance to the back of the property, lounge, bathroom, two bedrooms and a large attic room



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£2000
Training deposit
£750 refundable on completion of training
Total estimated ingoings£18500

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 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

2019 2018 2017 2016
All beer and cider
159 167 163 171
149 161 137 157

Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
2 12 9 4
Traditional Spirits
31 42 44 42
Ready to drink litres
2279 2323 2611 2699

Estimated food turnover


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.

Estimated awp profit (Amusement with prizes)

£3,000 per annum approximately 

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

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

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