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Dog & Gun, Maidstone

Boxley Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 2TL

Located on the outskirts of town in Maidstone, Kent, the Dog & Gun is the epitome of a traditional, wet led community pub.

Key features

  • Wet led community locals pub in Maidstone 
  • Home to numerous league pool & darts teams
  • Popular live music following
  • Great paved garden with built in bar, BBQ and stage area   
  • Large 4 bed private tenant accommodation in good order throughout
  • The opportunity to implement a food offer 



Located on the outskirts of town in Maidstone, Kent, the Dog & Gun is the epitome of a traditional, wet led community pub. Weekly live music and sports are at the heart of this popular local and it is home to numerous league pool and darts teams.

Internally you will find a feature bar servery with a large open plan drinking and dining area and a separate corner used for pool and darts games.

Although there is no current food offer at the Dog & Gun there is ample dining space available, presenting incoming tenants the opportunity to implement a good, traditional style food offer together with Sunday lunches.

There is plenty of outdoor space at the Dog & Gun including a paved garden area, an external bar and BBQ area, seating and a large stage which is used for live music and fundraising events during the warmer weather.

If you are looking for large private tenants accommodation the Dog & Gun will not disappoint. It houses four good sized double bedrooms together with a lounge/diner, a kitchen, bathroom and office.

The Dog & Gun is now on the lookout for new tenants that will enjoy immersing themselves into a well-established local community and running a traditional style wet led business.

For more information or to arrange a formal viewing of the site, please contact the Trade Recruitment Co-ordinator now on 01795 542132.


Feature bar servery with large open plan drinking and dining space. There is a  separate pool table area and also a darts board


Small well equipped trade kitchen


Large paved garden to the rear of the property with a full equipped outdoor bar & BBQ. There is also a large stage area at the very back of the garden


Large spacious private accommodation which has been kept in good order. It includes 4 very big double bedrooms, lounge/diner, well equipped private kitchen, large bathroom with new shower and office.

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£2000
Training deposit
£750 refundable on completion of training
Total estimated ingoings£22000

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£14560£15548£16640
Per week£280£299£320

Council tax

Band B

Non Domestic Business Rates


MULTIPLIER 2019/2020 - 0.491


  • 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
All beer and cider
179 160 140 116
302 238 213 187

Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
28 25 15 14
Traditional Spirits
52 50 44 35
Ready to drink litres
4261 3982 3257 2186

Estimated awp profit (Amusement with prizes)

£3,500 per annum approximately


Licence information

Hours authorised by the premises licence

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

Monday - Sunday - 10.00 - 01.00

Open to the public

Monday - Sunday - 08.00 - 01.30

Live music

Monday - Sunday - 10.00 - 23.30

Agreement Overview

  • This pub is being offered on a traditional rolling tenancy agreement that is subject to a three 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