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Queens Head, Boughton

111 The Street, Boughton, Nr Faversham, Kent, ME13 9BH

Located just off of the A2, half way between Canterbury and Faversham in Kent, the Queens Head is a traditional village pub & restaurant that is currently closed for refurbishment in Boughton Under Blean high street.


Key features

  • Due to open July 2019 
  • 1 Year agreement or Tenancy at Will available immediately
  • Village pub & restaurant 
  • Excellent high street location in Boughton Under Blean
  • Open plan trade area with feature bar servery, restaurant & small function room
  • Large recently refurbished customer car park
  • Large gardens also being refurbished   




Following a complete refurbishment scheme that is due to finish at the end of June, we are looking for experienced operators that are available to take on a new project immediately at the Queens Head, Boughton.

Located just off of the A2, half way between Canterbury and Faversham in Kent, the Queens Head is a traditional village pub & restaurant sat at the top end of Boughton Under Blean high street. It has just undergone a complete refurbishment scheme to include redecoration and an upgrade of all the trade areas and fixtures and fittings, new flooring, complete renovation to the customer toilets and an extension and upgrade to the outside patio and garden area at the back of the property. Externally, the pub has already benefited from exterior redecoration and a car park refurbishment in the last few years.

There is plenty of internal space at the Queens Head to include a feature bar servery and drinking and dining area, a restaurant dining room and a small private dining room come function room. Externally the large garden with children’s play equipment and plenty of car parking makes the Queens Head ideal for families, large gatherings or a great spot for alfresco dining when the sun is shining.

With significant investment from Shepherd Neame almost complete, the Queens Head is looking for food loving operators that can establish themselves in the Boughton Under Blean community and reposition this business as a great drinking and dining spot in the local market place.

This is an exciting opportunity to 'Try Before you Buy' at this great site or even just to keep you busy whilst we source suitable tenants for this brand new, fully equipped pub & restaurant. We also have the option of a 1 year agreement available, so if you think the Queens Head is the perfect site for you, but you don't have all the funds available immediately.

To find out more about the scheme or arrange a formal viewing whilst it is closed, please contact the Trade Recruitment Co-ordinator now on 01795 542132.


Feature bar servery with open plan drinking and dining area, restaurant dining room and small private dining/function room


Fully fitted trade kitchen


Large trade garden with decking area, childrens play equipment and refurbished customer car park.


One Double bedroom, lounge, bathroom and shower room.

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£40000

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 B

Non Domestic Business Rates


MULTIPLIER 2019/2020 - 0.491


TRANSITIONAL RELIEF APPLIES AT THIS SITE (For more information, please contact the local authorities)

  • 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
  • Retail relief has been applied to all pubs with a rateable value of £51,000 or less. This entitles the occupier to a third reduction in rates payable after all other reliefs and will run for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 rating years. This is an assumption that should be confirmed with the local authority
  • 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

2016 2017 2018 2019 (Jun 18 - Jan 19)
All beer and cider
186 164 106 54
720 563 253 155

Premium packaged spirits (eg WKD)
10 17 9 4
Traditional Spirits
38 45 32 29
Ready to drink litres
3983 4531 2649 1187

Licence information

Hours authorised by the premises licence

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

Sunday - Thursday - 10.00 - 00.00
Friday - Saturday - 10.00 - 01.00

Open to the public

Sunday - Thursday - 10.00 - 00.30
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