Could you run this pub?

The Bell at Danbury is an attractive and well-established Cask Marque pub in an affluent part of Essex, within easy reach of Chelmsford the county town. It is known for its relaxed atmosphere, excellent dining and drinks. This pub offers great facilities with an easy to run trading space, additional function room and lovely beer garden for the warmer days of spring and summer.

Business facilities

This pub offers easy to manage trading space with one main bar in a welcoming and cosy layout full of character, with relaxed dining (28 covers) throughout and the benefit of a private function room on the first floor.

The pub also offers a catering kitchen, parking for up to 20 cars, a lovely beer garden space and Wi-Fi.

It has been well established as an independent food house for a number of years.


We are looking to upgrade this pub inside and out, retaining its character features and re-furbishing the external areas including the car park and beer garden. Full details tbc.


The private accommodation includes a studio with a kitchenette.

About the local area

Situated in Danbury, which is a big village it’s a lovely place just off the Blackwater estuary and sits between Maldon (famed for its seas salt) and Chelmsford a lovely town, which is home of Essex County Cricket club, great shopping, well known events including the V Festival.

The pub is sat nearby a roundabout with residents living in houses nearby and within easy walking distance and is home to National Trust woodlands and a lovely drive to spot for food and drinks.

This pub may suit

An operator skilled at offering quality food and drink and with an enthusiasm for a village pub, which is welcoming to the wider area. You will enjoy building relationships within the local community and have a ability to encourage return trade, offer great standards of service and market this lovely venue to its best.

About the Agreement

Our Tenancy agreements vary between 3 – 5 years offer a flexible approach to running your own pub business. Your pub will be ready to trade, with carefully tailored food and drinks menus in place which you can evolve as you go along.

You will receive a high level of support and everything you need to run a successful business. From the beginning, you will have dedicated Punch Development Manager, plus access to training and development, business planning, operations and accounting expertise.

Once you’ve completed the 5-day induction course we’ll provide you with ongoing support to help you maximise the efficiency, sales and profitability of your pub. This includes helping you decide on the right drinks offer, guidance on margin and support creating a marketing plan to build for continued success. To help market your pub, we also offer lots of support and advice.

Punch Tenancy agreements have shared repairs liability, we will help you manage your ongoing repairing obligations. We do this by operating a repairs and maintenance fund for all new agreements.

* The calculation of the initial Ingoing Costs assumes a minimum deposit (£3,000 or £6,000) plus legal fees. The subsequent deposit build up (if any) will need to be paid over 52 weeks. This can be discussed with the recruitment team or Operations Manager.


Financial Information

Initial Deposit*
Full Deposit
Legal Fees
Maintenance Fund Per Week
Fixtures & Fittings Initial Payment
Working Capital
£2,000 - £4,000
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Forecasted Annual Wet Turnover
Forecasted Annual Food Turnover
Forecasted Annual Other Turnover
Weighted Average Discount Per Barrel
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