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White Horse, Boughton under Blean

The Street, Boughton-under-Blean, Faversham, Kent, ME13 9AL

Located half way between Faversham and Canterbury in the Kentish countryside and dating back to the 15th century, the White Horse Inn is a village pub & restaurant with 13 letting bedrooms.

Key features

  • Popular Village Pub & Restaurant
  • Bar area & Restaurant dining room for approx. 60 covers 
  • 13 ensuite letting bedrooms 
  • Large trade garden 
  • Customer car parking plus hotel guest car parking
  • Private accommodation is 2/3 bedroom house next door
  • Tenants private courtyard garden



Located half way between Faversham and Canterbury in the Kentish countryside and dating back to the 15th century, the White Horse Inn is a former coaching inn that to this day continues to serve an important role in the village of Boughton under Blean.

 Now a popular village pub & restaurant with thirteen letting bedrooms, the White Horse still wears its history with pride boasting low beamed ceilings, open log fires and providing an instant warm and cosy feeling on arrival.

 Internally you will find a central feature bar servery, the front bar which is used for more relaxed drinking and dining and the main restaurant dining room for approx. 60 covers. The Thirteen ensuite letting bedrooms are set across both the main building and the hotel wing and there is an additional two bed managers flat with a bathroom on site. The trade kitchen with large walk in fridge and freezer leads on to a tea & coffee station, an office, storeroom, staff room with toilet and an abundance of storage space to include a linen store.

 Outside you will not be disappointed, there is a pretty patio garden area with seating, a large customer car park with 15 additional private parking spaces for accommodation guests and there is a further large grassed garden area which is not currently utilised and could be bought back in to trade.

 The tenants private accommodation comes in the form of a private house next door to the pub with 2/3 bedrooms, a kitchen, lounge, two bathrooms and a small private courtyard garden.

 After nearly eleven years, Shepherd Neame is now looking for new tenants to take on the successful running of the White Horse, Boughton. This business has the potential to offer incoming tenants the opportunity to further enhance and develop all aspects of the trade, so for more information or to arrange a formal viewing of this site please contact the Trade Recruitment  Co-ordinator now on 01795 542132.


Central feature bar servery, front bar area & restaurant dining room for 60 covers. Trade kitchen, tea & coffee station, office, staff room with toilet, multiple storage rooms, linen store. Private managers flat with 2 rooms and a bathroom


Trade patio garden with outdoor seating, large unused grassed garden, large customer car parking and 15 private customer car parking spaces for accommodation guests


Thirteen ensuite letting bedrooms. The hotel wing houses letting bedrooms 1-6 and rooms 7–13 are in the main building


The tenant accommodation is directly next door to the pub in the form of a private house which includes 2/3 bedrooms, bathroom, large lounge with open fire, kitchen, downstairs shower room and a small private garden

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£44500

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£58500£59956£61464
Per week£1125£1153£1182

Council tax

Band C

Non Domestic Business Rates



ESTIMATED RATES PAYABLE - (From 01/04/21 to 30/06/21) - N/A

ESTIMATED RATES PAYABLE - (From 01/07/21 to 31/03/22) - £2,994


  • Retail relief is 100 % for the hospitality industry until 30th June 2021, it will then be reduced to 66% rate relief for the remainder of the rating year until 31st March 2022
  • 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
209 114 96 33
779 423 312 92

Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
2 3 1 0
Traditional Spirits
46 22 16 6
Ready to drink litres
7637 4272 3011 885

Estimated food turnover

£4,000 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 - Friday - 10.00 - 00.30
Saturday - Sunday - 12.00 - 00.30

Open to the public

Monday - Thursday - 10.00 - 01.00
Friday - Saturday - 10.00 - 01.00

Live music

Monday - Sunday - 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