Could you run this pub in York?

The Dawnay Arms is a traditional pub in the picturesque village of Shipton by Beningbrough, York. The pub has a classic feel and is bursting with charm, making it a popular destination for both passing visitors and locals. The cosy trading area is made up of central bar that serves both the dining area to the front and the rear drinkers bar and snug.

The pub is renowned for it’s a delicious home cooked food and cask marque accredited ales. It offers something for everyone from an enjoyable night out joining in the weekly quiz or a relaxing day in its beautiful beer garden. The pub also benefits from parking for up to 24 cars.

About the local area

Shipton by Beningbrough is a quaint village only six miles from the city centre of York. The pub is nestled within a residential area which makes it the heart of the community and Beningbrough Hall is nearby to the pub which also means it’s in a prime location to attract tourists looking for a well earned pit stop.

Ideal Operator

We are looking for a Publican with a passion to drive a high quality food offer and the ability to deliver exceptional service. You will also be keen to become part of the local community by building lasting local relationships in order to open the Dawnay’s doors to customers old and new.


The domestic accommodation consists of 3 bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge area.

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 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 Operations Manager.

Financial Information

Initial Deposit
Full Deposit
Legal Fees
Maintenance Fund Per Week
Fixtures and Fittings Weekly Rent
Working Capital
£2,000 - £4,000
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Business Information

Annual Rent
Forecasted Annual Wet Turnover
Forecasted Annual Food Turnover
Forecasted Annual Other Turnover
Weighted Average Discount
5 Year Tenancy

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