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Chequers Inn, Doddington

The Street, Doddington, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 0BG

Located on the outskirts of Faversham, Kent, the Chequers Inn is a destination dining pub & restaurant that has played an integral part in Doddingtons' village life for centuries.

Key features

  • Destination dining village pub & restaurant 
  • Family friendly pub & gardens
  • Feature bar servery with two trade areas
  • Able to accomodate approx. 65 covers
  • Trade kitchen
  • Great outdoor areas with patio and garden
  • Private accommodation includes 2 bedrooms and private garden & parking 
  • Available early June 2020



Located on the outskirts of Faversham, Kent, the Chequers Inn is a destination dining pub & restaurant that has played an integral part in Doddingtons' village life for centuries.

 A beautiful 14th Century former coaching inn that has recently benefited from a complete internal and external redecoration, the Chequers Inn truly exudes history and charm. It still boasts some of its original features to include age-old timbers, mullion windows and an inglenook fireplace and its attractive hanging hops provide the pub with its quintessentially Kentish feel.

Space is plentiful at the Chequers Inn, with a central feature bar servery, the snug and two separate trade drinking & dining areas which cater for approximately 65 covers in total.

Externally, this large, family friendly pub is well equipped with a good sized customer car park, a  terraced patio area with seating surrounding the building together with a  fenced in grassed garden with play equipment to the back of the property.

The private accommodation houses two double bedrooms, two large reception rooms, a bathroom, office and a large private garden area with car parking for the tenants.

 The Chequer Inn has a great following from its local community and it plays host to a diverse customer base to include families from the nearby camp site and hungry local diners. It is also doubles up as the village post office every Tuesday.

 Available in early June 2020, Shepherd Neame is looking for new tenants than will immerse themselves in to community life in Doddington whilst also marketing and further enhancing the Chequers reputation as a great destination dining pub & restaurant in the area.

 For more information please contact the Trade Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01795 542132.


Central bar servery with two trade bar & restaurant areas. One area for approx. 40 covers and the second for approx. 25 covers. Snug area


Well equipped trade kitchen and a large storage/preparation area


Patio terrace area with seating surrounding the property and a large fenced in garden with play equipment. Good sized customer car park


Private accommodation includes 2 bedrooms, 2 large reception rooms, bathroom with separate WC, office, private garden and parking

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£2500
Training deposit
£750 refundable on completion of training
Total estimated ingoings£23000

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





  • 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

2017 2018 2019 2020 (Jul 19 - Jun 20)
All beer and cider
78 73 82 31
193 308 327 139

Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
3 3 1 1
Traditional Spirits
12 17 23 10
Ready to drink litres
1610 1569 1845 701

Estimated food turnover

£1,000 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 - 23.00
Friday - Saturday - 10.00 - 01.00

Open to the public

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

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