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Tudor Rose, Borden

Chestnut Street, Borden, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 8BT

Located to the South West of Sittingbourne in Kent, the Tudor Rose is a large, well established destination dining Pub & Restaurant in Borden village Kent.

Key features

  • Destination dining, food led pub & Restaurant in Borden Village
  • Bar, restaurant & conservatory dining space for approx. 80 covers
  • First floor dining room / private event room for approx. 80 covers
  • Large trade kitchen on first floor & holding kitchen on the second floor 
  • Trade garden to the back of the property for approx. 60 covers
  • Private customer car park
  • Private accommodation is two bed cottage a few doors from the pub 
  • Available quickly for the right applicants 



Located to the South West of Sittingbourne in Kent, the Tudor Rose is a well established family friendly Pub & Restaurant in Borden village.

 Dating back to 1750, the Tudor Rose wears its age well with hard wood floors, oak furniture and paintings of the local area lining the walls. It retains its classic, cosy Kentish pub feel and has benefited from an internal redecoration in the last year.

 Currently trading as a food led business with a very strong winter trade, the Tudor Rose is popular for it’s a la Carte menu and specials board full of classic British dishes during the week and it hosts a popular Carvery with all the trimmings in the upstairs dining room every Sunday. The Tudor Rose is very much the venue of choice for a high volume of local private events, weddings and after funeral gatherings.

 Internally on the ground floor you will find a large bar area with snug used for relaxed drinking and dining space for approx. 40 covers, together with a bright, airy conservatory for a further 40 covers. The Sunday Carvery and private events are held          upstairs on the first floor in a  private dining room for a further 80 covers. The trade kitchen is of a good size on the ground floor and there is also a second holding kitchen on the first floor.

 To the back of the back of the property you will find a large grassed trade garden with bench seating for approx. 60 covers and there is also a private customer car park, along with plenty of street side parking.

 The private accommodation at the Tudor Rose comes in the form of a two bed cottage located just a few doors up from the pub with private off road parking.

 After ten years, Shepherd Neame is now looking for new tenants to take on the successful running of the Tudor Rose, so for more information or to arrange a formal viewing of the site, please contact the Trade Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01795 542132.


Ground floor: Feature bar servery with large drinking & dining area and  snug for approx. 40 covers. Conservatory dining room for approx. 40 covers. First floor: Private restaurant dining room/function room for approx. 80 covers


Large fully equipped trade kitchen on the ground floor and a second holding kitchen on the first floor


Family friendly fenced in trade back garden with bench seating for approx. 60 covers. Private customer car park plus street side parking


Tenants private accommodation is a two bed cottage with a kitchen, lounge and bathroom a few doors down from the pub. It also has private off street car-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£10000
Training deposit
£750 refundable on completion of training
Total estimated ingoings£74500

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£59800£60944£62140
Per week£1150£1172£1195

Council tax


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

2018 2019 2020 2021
All beer and cider
141 144 112 41
847 778 578 200

Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
22 22 11 5
Traditional Spirits
39 46 43 17
Ready to drink litres
10518 12301 9379 3400

Estimated food turnover

£14,000 per week net 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.

Monday - Saturday - 10.00 - 01.00
Sunday - 12.00 - 01.00

Open to the public

Monday - Saturday - 10.00 - 01.30
Sunday - 12:00 - 01:30

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