Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this very long established free of tie public house in Chipperfield, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire. The business was established in 1610 and has been in our clients careful hands since 2005.
The business is only now being offered to the market due to our clients desire to take a well-deserved retirement. The business is open 5 days a week and generates a turnover in the region of £100,000 per annum with a gross profit of approximately 37%.
The Boot Tavern is a 17th century public house with many original historic features that add a lot of character to the premises. The public house has an olde worlde look and feel and provides a very welcoming traditional English country pub experience. The business has an excellent reputation with a vast loyal customer base. The land is approximately one acre in size, which is used as a popular venue for outdoor music and local charity events.
The restaurant offers a range of different meals including but not limited to, jacket potatoes, baguettes, pies, meats, lasagne, pasta, chilli con carne, burgers, Sunday roast, soups, sandwiches, curries, fish, Cheesecakes, ice creams, and a range of hot and cold beverages.
Fantastic owners accommodation is in place on the first floor and includes 2 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom, spacious lounge and 2 separate fully fitted bathrooms. The accommodation is beautifully presented and is decorated to a high standard, the new owner could possibly rent out the accommodation for extra income.
A website is already in place for the business, we feel the website would benefit from a redesign and update. The website currently has menu information, reservation facility, opening times, location information, photo gallery, news items, job opportunities, contact information and more, www.the-boot.co.uk.
As well as website improvements the business could possibly increase turnover by expanding opening hours and by opening on Mondays. More food variety could also be added to the menu to increase the popularity of restaurant further.
This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this long-established business to the next level; therefore, an early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
TENUREWe are advised Leasehold.
Original lease length: 20 years
Remaining lease length: 6.5 years
Reviewed: August 2016
Rent: £34,000 per annum
HOURSThe business is open:
Tuesday - Saturday: 12am till 11pm
Sunday: 12am till 10.30pm
STAFFThe business is owner run and managed with the assistance of 1 full time chef and 2 part time bar staff members.
FINANCIAL PROFILEWe are advised the business generates a turnover in the region of £100,000 per annum and a gross profit of approximately 37%.
The Boot Tavern is located in Chipperfield, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire.
The public house is ideally situated in a well sought-after area of Tower Hill in Chipperfield. The business has superb footfall from passing local residents and motorists, it benefits greatly from being located very close to the arterial road A41 and the M25 junction 20. Two bus stops are located directly outside of the premises.
Chipperfield is a village in the Dacorum district of Hertfordshire, the village is located approximately 5 miles southwest of Hemel Hempstead and 5 miles north of Watford. The village has a population of approximately 1700.
Kings Langley is a historic village, which is located approximately 21 miles northwest of central London. The village is divided between two local government districts by the River Gade with the larger western portion in the Borough of Dacorum and smaller part, to the east of the river, in Three Rivers District.
Picturesque historic detached premises, briefly summarising:-
The premises has an olde world style and retains many original character features including original fireplaces and exposed beams on the walls and ceilings. The premises is fitted to a high standard and presented very well throughout. The property is fitted with a gas central heating system and benefits from a security full fire and intruder alarm system.
We are advised our client has spent £5000 on window repairs and £1400 on roof repairs in the last 6 months.
The cellar is currently used as a storage area for barrels with racking and shelves for ale and wine storage.
The ground floor is made up of the 2 bar areas, the front of main bar is fitted with 9 pumps and has a dark red tiled floor, with period beamed ceiling. An open doorway leads into a small bar area with disused open fronted fireplace and further leads through to the restaurant area.
Behind bar area:-
1 x industrial chilled juice dispenser.
1 x till
1 x double door chiller.
1 x single door chiller.
1 x glass washer machine.
As well as optics, lower bar storage areas and some low level cupboards.
A large log fuelled fireplace with seating area, the high quality tables and chairs are finished in a beautiful dark oak. A large flatscreen TV is in place adjacent to the fireplace.
The restaurant area consists of high quality dark oak tables and matching chairs with dark red upholstered seats with cover for approximately 16. The area also has a disused open fronted fireplace.
Pot wash area:
The pot wash area is made up of a dual 2 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink unit with under side storage shelf. Freestanding industrial dishwasher with slide out door drying rack.
An open fronted store room used for dry store, the room consist of multiple wooden shelves and is equipped with an electronic bug zapper affixed to upper wall.
Main kitchen area:
The kitchen is fitted to a high standard and is equipped with:
1 x meat slicer standing on stainless tell prep table with under side shelf.
1 x Menumaster built in microwave oven.
1 x 4 door hot cupboard
1 x turbofan 31 oven
1 x Caterlux hot cupboard
1 x six burner hob with oven
1 x Lincat dual deep fat fryer
1 x double width flat grill
Full width overhead ducting (covers from 6 burner-deep fryer-flat grill)
Lean to store:
The lean to store is situated to the rear of bar area, the structure is PVC covered and wood built. The area is mostly used as storage of refrigerated appliances and general vendor storage.
The lean to store is equipped with but not limited to:-
3 x chest freezers
2 x upright fridge/freezers
2 x two door industrial grade freezers
1 x single door freezer
2 x single door fridges
1 x washing machine
1 x spin dryer
The first floor provides an equally high standard and attractively presented owners accommodation, which consists of a spacious lounge and 2 x good-sized double bedrooms, together with a further single bedroom and 2 x separate fully fitted bathroom facilities.
The exterior of premises is well signed and pleasantly presented and is situated in generous surrounding grounds, which we are advised are approximately 1 acre in size, which are a popular venue for outdoor music and local charity events. A £5000 marquee is in place on the land.
The grounds currently feature a large private patrons' car park which may comfortably accommodate up to 40 vehicles, in addition to extensive, well maintained and furnished public beer gardens to the front, side and rear providing approximately 150 external covers and including fully equipped children's play area