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Blue Anchor, Crowborough

Beacon Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1BB

The Blue Anchor is a large destination dining pub and restaurant located on the A26, just half a mile south of Crowborough in the Wealden district of East Sussex.

Key features

  • Prominent location on the A26
  • Recent internal refurbishment
  • Large, spacious pub with separate restaurant
  • Well-equipped and large trade kitchen
  • Large, recently landscaped gardens
  • Refurbished tenant private accommodation
  • On site customer parking



The Blue Anchor is a large destination dining pub and restaurant located on the A26, just half a mile south of Crowborough in the Wealden district of East Sussex.

Having recently undergone a refurbishment programme to both the landscaped gardens and the pub interior, you will find the Blue Anchor in great order throughout.

Internally the Blue Anchor houses a feature bar servery with two open plan drinking and dining areas and a separate restaurant for around fifty covers. Also updated as part of the refurbishment scheme, the large catering kitchen has now been fully equipped and is perfectly fit for purpose.

Externally, the impressively large Garden is one of the Blue Anchors key features. It boasts heated patios areas and children’s play equipment and it allows you to cater for  alfresco dining, BBQs, garden parties and weddings during the warmer months. There is also plentiful customer car parking on site.

The Blue Anchor has the potential to be a very high volume destination dining site, so we are looking for experienced tenants with strong catering skills that have the ability to market and operate the pub in a competitive market place. For more information or to arrange a formal viewing, please contact the Trade      Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01795 542132.


Feature bar with drinking and dining space.


Separate restaurant dining space for approximately 50 covers. Large trade kitchen with new equipment.


Extensive landscaped gardens with patios, heating, lighting and children’s play area. On site customer car parking.


Private accommodation has been recently refurbished and includes 2 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchenette, lounge, office and utility room.

Capital Requirements

Estimated capital requirements

Trading deposit£5000
Contract deposit
refundable on day of charge
+ monthly payments £50
Stock, glassware, cutlery, crockery, etc
Estimated subject to independent valuation by trade broker and stock taker
Working capital£7000
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£TBA£TBA£TBA
Per week£TBA£TBA£TBA

Council tax

Band A

Non Domestic Business Rates

Rateable Value 2018 - £31,000

Multiplier – 0.466

Estimated Rates Payable 2018/19 - £15,773

  • As at the time of publishing, the estimated rates payable, are based upon the assumption that the tenant occupies the maximum of one pub and therefore qualifies for small business rates relief.
  • We have also applied the relevant multipliers and estimated transitional relief where applicable.
  • The above calculations are estimations only and as rateable values are subject to change, we would recommend that the prospective new tenant checks the rates payable and any other relief prior to completing a financial plan.
  • Please note that we have not yet applied the Governments Pub relief of £1,000 on rates payable as many councils have yet to confirm.

Trading information


Year ending 30 June

2015 2016 2017 2018 (July-Dec 2017)
All beer and cider
135 102 48 32
520 429 196 92

Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
10 9 2 1
Traditional Spirits
24 15 1 1
Ready to drink litres
3983 2962 948 730

Estimated food turnover

£1,500 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)

£1,500 per annum approximately

Licence information

Hours authorised by the premises licence

Supply of alcohol, background music and provision of late night refreshment.

Sunday - Wednesday - 10:00 - 00:00
Thursday - 10:00 - 00:30
Friday - Saturday - 10:00 - 01:00

Open to the public

Sunday - Wednesday - 10:00 - 00:30
Thursday - 10:00 - 01:00
Friday - Saturday - 10:00 - 01:30

Live music

Sunday - Wednesday - 10:00 - 23:30
Thursday - 10:00 - 23:30
Friday - Saturday - 10:00 - 23:30

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