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Orange Tree, Wilmington, Dartford

Hawley Road, Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1NR

The Orange Tree is a busy community pub & restaurant located in the village of Wilmington in Dartford, Kent.

Key features

  • Well established community pub & restaurant 
  • In great condition internally and externally
  • Large open plan trade area with bar, games area and restaurant 
  • Well equipped trade kitchen on site
  • Large patio garden to the back of the property
  • Recently installed outdoor toilet block
  • Large private customer car park 


Built back in the 1800’s, the Orange Tree is a busy Pub & Restaurant located on Hawley Road in the village of Wilmington, Dartford.

A listed building and in great order both inside and out, the Orange Tree boasts a superb reputation in Wilmington village amongst its locals but also with customers further afield in Dartford.

There is always something going on to keep you entertained at the Orange Tree, including a DJ  every Friday evening, occasional live bands and music, BBQ’s in the summer months, steak and specials nights, private parties or a great roast dinner all year round on a Sunday. Sport is also at the heart of this family friendly pub with BT sports on offer together with a large games area with a pool table and darts, both of which have their own in house teams.

Internally you will find a feature bar servery with a relaxed drinking area, a large games room with a pool table, a darts area and a restaurant dining area for approx. 30 covers. There is an immaculate and well equipped trade kitchen on site and a small area which has previously been utilised for carveries.

The large, pretty and well kept patio garden to the back of the property is a real selling point at the Orange Tree all year round. It also benefits from a recently installed outdoor toilet block and a large private and gated customer car park with access in to the garden.

The private accommodation at the Orange Tree includes four bedrooms, a lounge, bathroom, toilet and office.

The Orange Tree is now looking for new operators to take on the running of this already well established and trading business.

For more information or to arrange a formal viewing of this site, please contact us now on 01795 542132.


Feature bar servery with relaxed drinking area, large games area with pool table, darts area and restaurant  dining area for  approx. 30 covers


Good sized and well equipped trade kitchen with storage area and washing machine


Large, attractive courtyard garden with seating and a recently installed outdoor toilet block to the back of the property. Gated private customer car park


Four bedrooms, lounge, bathroom, toilet 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£2000
Training deposit
£750 refundable on completion of training
Total estimated ingoings£24500

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 B

Non Domestic Business Rates


MULTIPLIER 2020/2021 - 0.499


  • Retail relief has been increased to 100 % for the hospitality Industry between 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021
  • 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
269 259 262 266
318 302 237 240

Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
22 26 18 21
Traditional Spirits
127 123 118 109
Ready to drink litres
6027 5539 5134 5496

Estimated food turnover

£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.

Estimated awp profit (Amusement with prizes)

£5,000 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

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