Could you run this pub?
The Besom is a traditional Cask Marque community pub/restaurant located in the heart of the Borders town of Coldstream, just on the English-Scottish border. It is a period pub with many features such as open fires and a warm and welcoming traditional bar. The site is famous for its attractive wall ivy to the front of the pub and the extensive floral decorations throughout the summer. It’s well known across the local area and there is opportunity to establish a business that offers excellent pub food, great service and a welcoming place to enjoy a drink with friends, family and the community and visitors to the area.

Business facilities
The site offers a good mix of trading space for varied use including eating and drinking. There is a cosy public bar with welcoming open fire, a lounge bar, a pool/sports room and a commercial kitchen. Outside the pub has drinking areas at the front of the pub and beer gardens to enjoy the warmer days and evenings, some of which are covered and a separate function room from the pub which can be used to host events. The pub also offers a smoking solution and WIFI.

The private accommodation includes two private bedrooms, a kitchen and lounge.

About the local area
Coldstream is a small borders town, just north of the River Tweed. The Besom sits in the heart of the town on the High Street and nearby local amenities and accommodation businesses and benefits from with steady passing trade and local customers. The area also attracts a steady flow of tourists who visit the area for walking, hunting, bird watching at nearby Hirsel Country Park and fishing. The town is historically known for giving its name who travelled to London in 1660 to restore Charles II and the local museum celebrates this alongside the annual August Civic Week.

This pub may suit
Would suit a couple keen to establish a business in the Scottish Borders or a first-time operator with food and drink experience keen to develop their own business and with the skills to establish a great offer for this beautiful area in this traditional pub.

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 a dedicated Operations 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 an Operations Manager.

Financial Information

Initial Deposit*
Full Deposit
Legal Fees
Maintenance Fee
Fixtures and Fittings Weekly Rent
Working Capital
£2,000 - £4,000
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Annual Rent
Weekly Rent
Forecasted Annual Wet Turnover
Forecasted Annual Food Turnover
Forecasted Annual Other Turnover
Weighted Discount Per Barrel
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