Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this popular and busy café business, which is ideally located within the village of Long Marston, near Tring, Hertfordshire.
The business was established by our clients in 2012 and is only now being offered to the market, due to our clients' other interests. The business currently operates 7 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £195,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 51%, as per the 2016 accounts.
Our clients offer a wide variety of fayre including all day breakfasts, hot and cold sandwiches, baguettes, burgers and omelettes, to name a few, as well as crisps, confectionery, Sunday lunches and hot and cold beverages. The property boasts 108 sq. metres of floor space, is very well maintained and decorated to a high standard. The café offers approximately 50 covers.
The business has built up an excellent reputation within the area for the high quality of the food and services offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.
We feel there is scope to increase the turnover by extending the opening hours on Saturdays and Sundays. A new owner could also embark on a modest marketing campaign to highlight the food and services offered. The business could also benefit from the launch of a website to promote the business, as well as utilising social network websites, such as Facebook and Twitter. The café has excellent reviews on the popular travel website Trip Advisor.
This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner, perhaps a husband and wife team or partnership, to take this busy café business to the next level; therefore, early discussions with Hilton Smythe must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
TENUREWe are advised Leasehold:
Lease details to be advised.
Rent: £12,000 per annum
HOURSThe business is open:
Monday - Friday: 6.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday: 7.00am - 3.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 3.00pm
STAFFThe business is owner run and managed with 2 x full time and 2 x part time staff members.
FINANCIAL PROFILEThe business generates a turnover in the region of £195,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 51%, as per the 2016 accounts
Jackies Café occupies substantial ground floor premises, ideally located within the village of Long Marston, near Tring, Hertfordshire. The business is situated on Old Airfield Industrial Estate on Cheddington Lane, and is surrounded by complimentary businesses, from which the café derives much of its trade. The business benefits from excellent car parking facilities to the front and side of the premises.
Long Marston is a village to the north of Tring in Hertfordshire. Tring, which is approximately 4½ miles away, is a market town and civil parish. The town is situated in a gap passing through the Chiltern Hills, classed as an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. Tring is the home to Tring Festival, a preview festival in July, featuring many well-known comedy acts previewing their new shows.
The area of the business is served by the public transport system. The nearest railway station is Cheddington, which is approximately 2 miles away. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with the A41, A418 and A5 being within easy driving distance, which link to the national A-road and motorway networks. Aylesbury is approximately 9 miles away and Luton is 15 miles away.
Substantial detached, ground floor premises in a prime trading location, briefly comprising:
Windows to front and side.
Tables and chairs for approximately 40 covers.
2 x breakfast bars, with seating for 14 covers.
Wood effect flooring.
2 x sofas and coffee table.
Serve over counter with EPOS cash register.
Stainless steel food warmer.
Display chiller unit.
Greeting card display carousel.
Double door drink refrigerator.
Ice cream freezer.
Rear door access.
Side door access.
Kitchen and store room.
5 x refrigerators/chiller units.
2 x preparation tables.
Ice cream freezer.
2 x cookers with ovens.
3 x freezers.
Deep fat fryer.
Hot water dispenser.