For Sale

Village Pub & Restaurant With A La Carte Menu

Saffron Walden, Essex

£89,999 +SAV

Ref: 14321 J

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Kai Pollitt-Parry


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Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market The White Hart, which has been owned by our clients, who are moving abroad, since 2005.

The White Hart offers classical homemade English and European cuisine along with some chef’s specials, with the choice of the A La Carte Menu and Sunday Roast Menus. The patio to the front is ideal for Al Fresco dining and there are large gardens for children to play.

The White Hart offers bespoke wedding packages. There are covers for circa 60 people.

There is a fantastic website and the establishment has a TripAdvisor certificate of excellence for 2017.

The bar has real ales, lagers and ciders on tap and serves an array of wines and spirits; however, this is an area that the profits can be improved on as this is a food led establishment.

The hours could also be looked at as an area to bring in extra income as they are currently open 6 lunchtimes and 5 evenings a week, Tuesday through to Sunday.

Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to avoid disappointment.



We are advised the business is being sold as a Leasehold business opportunity.

Original lease length: 20 years.
Lease expires in 2024.
Rent: £32,900 per annum.
Rent review due November 2019.


The business opening hours:

Monday: closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm – 3pm & 6pm – 11pm
Sunday: 12pm – 3pm

The hours could be changed to 7 days a week and all day.


The business is run and managed by our clients, with the help of 8 part time members of staff.

Financial Profile

The White Hart generated an advised turnover of circa £171,129 as of the 2016 accounts, with a gross profit of 50% after wages.


The White Hart is located in the village of Wimbish just outside the affluent Essex town of Saffron Walden.

Located on the B184 Saffron Walden to Great Dunmow road and with a bus stop directly outside, The White Hart attracts lots of passing trade and has ample parking for customers.


Outside there is a carriage driveway giving parking for guests and this leads to a further parking area. The driveway encircles a lawn to the front with outside seating on A frame tables. There is a patio directly outside the bar with seating on 5 tables for 20. To the side there is a large lawn which has seating under 2 covered areas. To the rear there is a formal lawn area with drying facilities.

The main bar area has two fireplaces, soft seating area and seating for 20 on 6 tables.

The bar itself has real ale, lager and cider on tap, a soft drinks dispenser, 3 x display drinks fridges, optics and wine store. The bar leads to the cellar.

The cellar has an air conditioning unit which keeps the kegs etc cool. There is shelving for storage, fridge, fridge/freezer, two washing machines, glass washer and door to the rear.

Dining room has seating for 20 on 8 tables.

The industrial kitchen has a 5* hygiene rating and is fitted out in stainless steel and has a 6 burner hob and cooker with industrial extractor over, 2 x fridges, stainless steel preparation table, 2 x microwaves and double deep fryer.

Customer toilets, there are separate WCs and the female WC doubles up as a disabled WC.

The flat is entered from the ground floor with a lockable door and has a large lounge, modern shower room, office/bedroom and two further double bedrooms.

The entire building is heated by a gas central heating system.

The premise has covers for around 60 people.

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