The Gardeners Arms is a traditional village pub and restaurant with 2 letting bedrooms in the historic village of Higham, near Rochester in Kent.
The Gardeners Arms is a traditional village pub & restaurant with letting bedrooms in the charming village of Higham, near Rochester in Kent.
Just minutes from beautiful Knowle Country House, the Gardeners Arms sits in a prominent corner plot directly opposite the shops and local amenities in Higham. It is the only pub in the village, making it a both a focal point and popular drop in spot for the for the Higham locals.
The Gardeners Arms underwent a complete refurbishment scheme in 2017, to include the pub exterior, repositioning of the bar, restaurant and snug areas and the two letting bedrooms, so you will find this site immaculate condition throughout.
The pub boasts a restaurant for approximately 28 covers, a snug with an additional 18 covers, plenty of relaxed drinking space in the bar and a small but well equipped trade kitchen. Upstairs there are two en-suite letting bedrooms with televisions and tea & coffee making facilities.
Outside you will find a great paved trade garden with a covered patio area and private customer car parking.
With the local community at the heart of this business, the Gardeners Arms is perfectly equipped for purpose and has everything that you would expect from a great village pub.
Available in or potentially before November 2019, Shepherd Neame is now looking for new operators that will enjoy immersing themselves into a local community and running a village pub.
For more information or to arrange a formal viewing of this site, please contact the Trade Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01795 542132.
Large open plan bar with relaxed drinking area, private restaurant area for approx. 28 covers, snug for 18 covers. Small well equipped trade kitchen and there is a large walk-in fridge in the cellar
Well kept trade patio garden to the rear of the property with a large covered seating area, BBQ area and seating with three tables. Private car parking is shared with the local library behind the pub
Two refurbished double en-suite letting bedrooms on the first floor with televisions and tea & coffee making facilities
1 double bedroom, lounge, kitchenette and bathroom
refundable on day of charge
+ monthly payments £50
|Stock, glassware, cutlery, crockery, etc|
Estimated subject to independent valuation by trade broker and stock taker
£750 refundable on completion of training
|Total estimated ingoings||£12500|
|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.|
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
RATEABLE VALUE - £25,750
MULTIPLIER 2019/2020 - 0.491
ESTIMATED RATES PAYABLE - £8,429
Year ending 30 June
|2016||2017||2018||2019 (Jun 18 - Jan 19)|
|All beer and cider
Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
Ready to drink litres
£1,200 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.
£1,100 per annum approximately
Supply of alcohol, background music and provision of late night refreshment.
Sunday - Wednesday - 10:00 - 00:00
Thursday - Saturday - 10:00 - 01:00
Open to the public
Sunday - Wednesday - 10:00 - 00:30
Thursday - Saturday - 10:00 - 01:30
Monday - Sunday - 10:00 - 23:00