Status: Completed
Tenure: Freehold
Turnover: £137,934
16th Century Tea Rooms and Bakery in Whitby for Sale16th Century Tea Rooms and Bakery in Whitby for Sale16th Century Tea Rooms and Bakery in Whitby for Sale16th Century Tea Rooms and Bakery in Whitby for Sale16th Century Tea Rooms and Bakery in Whitby for Sale
£275,000 + SAV

16th Century Tea Rooms and Bakery in Whitby for Sale

  • Reference: 1471
  • Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire
Hilton Smythe are delighted to introduce The Old Bakery Tearooms to the market serving both the local community and the many visitors alike.

The business has been lovingly run and managed by our client for the last eight and half years, operating from this unique historical building, immaculately maintained throughout, with beamed ceiling and exposed stone brickwork.

The onsite bakery produces daily freshly prepared cakes and scones served in the tearooms, we feel that the bakery is currently under utilised and there is massive scope to develop this side of the business, perhaps, by introducing a selection of daily breads available to take away or introduce an outside catering arm of the business.

The Old Bakery can cater for around 50 covers serving traditional English basic fare including breakfasts, jacket potatoes, a wide range of hot and cold beverages, fresh salads, toasted sandwiches and hot and cold sandwiches also available to take away. There is tremendous scope to extend the menu to introduce additional food items, the bakery is certainly well equipped to manage the expansion.

The business is proving extremely lucrative in the summer months achieving £6000 turnover in some weeks, which is quite remarkable with such a basic menu and only trading until 5.00pm. We would suggest extending opening hours to take advantage of evening trade and perhaps introduce a bistro style menu which would bring in additional revenue, particularly in the quieter winter months.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experience caterer or baker to fully exploit the potential of this concern, whilst offering a quality lifestyle in one of the most popular fishing villages in the country.


We are advised Freehold.


The business operates the following hours in the summer months:-

Monday to Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm

In the winter the business opens:-

Monday to Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm



The business reports a yearly turnover of just under £138,000 per annum with reported gross profit at £85,600.


The business is located in the charming and picturesque fishing village of Robin Hoods Bay within the tourist hotspot of the North Yorkshire National Park, only 5 miles south of Whitby and 15 miles north of Scarborough.

The Old Bakery Tearooms trades from a unique building dating back to 1646, situated on Chapel Street in the heart of the community. There are many enjoyable walks in and around the area and the bay is close to the North York Moors and Heartbeat country making the area a honeypot for tourism with many cyclists, ramblers and walkers attracted to the region alongside the many families whom holiday in the area.

This quaint village is a delight to stroll around, with many of the streets being little more than cobbled walkways, red-roofed cottages perch on the side of the cliff, and the bay is seeped in atmosphere of those bygone days when sailors, fishermen and smugglers roamed around these streets.

Access to the village is via the A171 and regular bus services between Scarborough and Middlesbrough pass through Robin Hoods Bay. The bay is the eastern terminus of the infamous Wainwrights coast to coast walk.
This rather unique 2 storey property built circa 1646 briefly comprises:-

The main tea room with carpeted floor covering, beamed ceiling, set for approximately 50 covers incorporating an overhanging bay window with fixed bench style seating overlooking the river.

Timber server with tiled toped and serve over refrigerated display counter, behind which is 2 coffee percolators, pressure steamer and drinks display chiller.

Through to the rear kitchen with non-slip flooring, ample stainless steel worktop surfaces around perimeter, griddle, upright fridge, under counter freezer, 1 commercial microwave, 1 domestic microwave, 2 four slot toasters, 2 sandwich toasting griddles and industrial Miele dishwasher.

To the lower ground floor is the spacious bakery including 4 deck electric oven, large food mixer, 4 stainless steel preparation tables, chest freezer, 4 fridges, dough divider and upright prover.

Through to the rear office.

Access onto the balcony leading to the staff toilets.

We would like to point out that the property was rewired 4 years ago.