Status: Completed
Tenure: Leasehold
Leasehold Rent: £33,024 per annum
Turnover: £485,607
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£160,000 + SAV

Busy delicatessen/Café Business in Bristol

  • Reference: 13090 H
  • Location: Bristol, Bristol
Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this very popular and award winning delicatessen and café business, which is ideally located within the bustling city of Bristol, South West England.

The business was originally established in 2006 and has been in our clients' careful ownership since November 2009. Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our clients' family commitments. The business currently operates 7 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £485,600 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 47%.

Our clients offer a wide variety of gourmet delicatessen food and wine from around the world including a vast array of over 60 artisan cheeses, as well as local favourites such as Stinking Bishop and Montgomery Cheddar. The deli counter has a wide range of cured meats, including Serrano, Chorizo, Salami and locally smoked ham, to name a few.

The café is open 7 days per week with 28 internal covers and 38 external covers. The café offers a wide variety of fayre including breakfast pastries and croissants, sandwiches, salads, platters and delicatessen dishes, as well as a range of cakes and treats. Our clients' also offer cheese and wine evenings, which has proven to be very popular.

The business has built up an excellent reputation within the area for the very high quality of the goods and service offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.

The delicatessen has won numerous awards including a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016, Deli of the Year 2015 by the Global Cheese Awards and Best Deli from Bristol Good Food Awards in 2014, to name a few. The deli are also former winners of the prestigious UK Deli of the Year competition.

We feel there is scope to increase the turnover by extending the opening hours, perhaps by opening later and catching the early evening clientele; an evening bistro should benefit the business further. There is also scope to offer a delivery service within the area. Our clients currently offer a limited catering service, this should be looked into further as it would complement the business well.

A new owner could also embark on a modest marketing campaign to highlight the excellent goods and service offered. The business already has a very informative website in place at

This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner, perhaps a husband and wife team or partnership, to take this already thriving business to the next level; therefore, early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.


We are advised Leasehold:

Original lease length: 9 years
Remaining lease length: 2 years as of November 2016
Rent: £33,000 per annum


The business is open:


Monday - Thursday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Friday - Saturday: 9.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am - 5.00pm


Monday - Saturday: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Sunday: 11.00am - 4.00pm


The business is managed with staff members, including 1 x full time manager, 5 x part time staff deli staff (25-30 hours per week) and 6 x weekend staff, with more in the summer months.


The business generates a turnover in the region of £485,600 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 47%.
Arch House Deli occupies substantial ground floor premises, ideally located within Clifton in the popular city of Bristol, South West England. The business is located on a very busy road and is surrounded by a wealth of complimentary shops and businesses, therefore, benefiting from a high volume of footfall and passing trade. The business further benefits from good car parking facilities within the area.

The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. The nearest railway station is Clifton Down, which is just over a mile away. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with the A4 being within close proximity, which links to the national A-road and motorway networks. Bath is approximately 15 miles away and Weston-Super-Mare is 22 miles away.
Substantial ground floor premises in an ideal trading location, briefly comprising:

Large sales and display area with:

Excellent décor.
Large display table in the middle of the room.
Large display clock.
Deli cabinets to the rear right hand side.
Large bespoke display cabinets to the perimeter walls.
Triple door stainless steel refrigerator for wines, soft drinks and dairy produce.
Small kitchen area to the right hand side.
Hand wash basin.
Commercial stainless steel serve over counter.
4 x door refrigerator.
Coffee machine.
Microwave oven.
Meat slicer.
2 x deli counters, one large, one small, both with glass display chiller units.
Ice-cream freezer.
Wooden work tops.
Various displays with lighting, shelving etc.

Café area with:

28 covers.
4 x large benches.
Wooden flooring.
Tables and chairs.
Large tables in front of window, using the window sill and a bench.
High table and chairs.
Bar style seating for about four persons.

The café is also used in the evenings to hold events such as, cheese and wine tastings. It could also potentially be utilised as a bistro.

Main kitchen/preparation area with:

2 x freezers.
Wash-up area with stainless steel two bowl sink unit and drainer.
Large commercial refrigerator.
Display freezer.
Standard upright refrigerator.
Large extraction system.
Commercial oven and 6 x hob burner.
Microwave oven.
Stainless steel preparation tables.
Large mixer.
Racking and shelving.

Office with whiteboard, desk and chairs.


Large display window.
38 external covers.
4 x camera CCTV system.

There is also a van included within the sale.