Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Time and Plaice Ltd. The business was originally established in 2009 and was taken over by our client in 2011. The owner is now looking to sell the business, due to the desire to focus on other interests.
The business runs as a traditional fish and chip shop selling a variety of chip shop classics. The menu includes fish and chips, sausage, burgers, pies, chicken and a range of side dishes and sauces. The premises is a generous size and includes a 70 cover restaurant seating area. Here they offer the chippy menu plus other extras, jacket potatoes, cream teas and desserts to name a few. This is a great asset to the business that has proven to be very popular in this town centre location.
The purchaser should look to offer deliveries via sites such as JustEat and Hungryhouse. These are great sites that allow customers to pay via card or cash on delivery. This is very popular with takeaways, other fish and chip shops and cafes.
The chippy features on TripAdvisor a popular review site. There are some excellent reviews on the site. We feel the business could further benefit from a social media presence. Facebook and Twitter are a great cost effective way of marketing and advertising a business.
The business has a bar and drinks preparation area. They offer a variety of alcohol on the licence. The new owner could look to extend opening hours and introduce bistro evenings. This should draw in more repeat loyal trade.
This is a fantastic Leasehold opportunity that is not to be missed. The business would be perfect for a husband and wife team with experience in the trade. Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to take in the full potential of the trade.
TENUREWe are advised the business is being sold as a Leasehold opportunity.
Original lease length: 20 years
Remaining lease length: 10 years as of 2016.
Rent: £20,000 per annum
HOURSThe business opening hours: -
Monday - Wednesday: 9:30am - 8:30pm
Thursday - Saturday: 8am - 9:30pm
STAFFThe business is run and managed by our client, with the help of four full time and four part time members of staff.
FINANCIAL PROFILETo be advised
Time and Plaice Ltd is located in Dartford, Kent.
The business is situated in the centre of Dartford amongst a retail parade of stores. This is a vibrant location that receives a generous amount of footfall and passing trade. The town has ample retail outlets, bars and restaurants. The town benefits from car parking close by.
Dartford boarders Kent, Essex and London. The town is a commuter town for those who work in London. Historically the town was important for religion, industry and culture. There were several industrial focuses, this included brewing of traditional beers and ales, lime burning, chalk mining and paper manufacturing.
The town centre benefits from several major A-roads, this includes the A2 and A282. These roads run directly into London and further connect to the motorway networks. Due to the town centre location, there is excellent public transport. The town has its own train station and several bus stops close by.
Time and Place Ltd boasts a large premises, the property is well-signed and looks presentable. The front of the store has bi-folding doors, this completely opens the chippy to passing trade. In the warmer summer months the shop also allows for outside seating.
On entry is the service counter for takeaway customers. To the side of the counter is the start of the seating area this goes around the counter and cooking area. This is a 70 cover fish and chip shop.
To the back of the room is a bar and drinks preparation area. There are separate areas, this includes the customer toilets, dishwashing room, storage room, kitchen and chipping and peeling room.
The customer toilets have been refurbed and look clean.
The kitchen is fully commercial with stainless steel equipment. There is a separate walk in chiller.
A full equipment list is to be supplied.