Could you run this pub in Ickford?

Are you looking for a pub steeped in history? If so, the Rising Sun could be the one for you. It’s a traditional 15th Century, Grade II Listed thatched pub in Ickford Village, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

An opportunity exists to retain the locals and attract destination trade, enhancing and premiumising the current draught portfolio, wines, and spirits range, and re-introducing a good food offer will help this pub flourish.

The pub and location

The Rising Sun sits in a prime position for passing trade. You’ll find it in the small village of Ickford, just off the A418 between Thame and Wheatley. The busy market town of Thame, on the route of the Phoenix cycling trail, is just four miles (eight minutes) away. Junction 8A of the M40 motorway is also 3.5 miles (10 minutes) away. The pub sits on the Ickford Loop 35km cycling route.

This attractive dog-friendly pub enjoys trade from the local community, passers-by, dog walkers, cyclists, and running clubs. The right operator will also establish it as a destination venue for good pub food, a pint, or drinks with friends. Car parking on site offers spaces for approximately 12 vehicles.

The pub boasts a large beer garden complemented by a children’s play area and an Aunt Sally throw. The outside space is fantastic for hosting barbeque events in the warmer weather and is large enough for a marquee for wedding parties, beer or gin festivals, special occasions etc.

The pub has two trading areas. The main bar has flagstone flooring with low ceilings and beams that give the pub real character and charm. There’s also a cosy feature open fireplace with seating for 25 covers, making it an ideal venue for weekend dining.

The smaller bar area/dining has wooden flooring with seating for approximately 15 covers. There’s also a large wooden traditional bar servery with cask ales, lagers, cider, and stout. The pub also benefits from a small, commercially equipped trade kitchen.

Ideal operator

The Rising Sun is the perfect pub opportunity for a skilled operator looking for their first business venture or an experienced operator keen to immerse themselves in village life.

You will have good customer service and hosting skills alongside in-depth food knowledge and preparation skills. Local networking and promoting a robust social, and online presence will be essential. You’ll have a passion for people, your products and business. You will be a great communicator with exceptional standards and the ability to motivate a team to deliver outstanding service going above and beyond every day.

Local knowledge is beneficial but not essential.

Private accommodation

This excellent opportunity comes with three bedrooms and a lounge.

 About the Agreement

We love working with experienced entrepreneurs and we’re happy to be flexible with our agreements and products to match your business and vision.

Our Flexible Tenancy agreement offers a piece of mind approach to running your own pub business for a total term of up to 5-years with a flexible notice period. We also offer flexible deposit options, with build ups from as little as £1,000 as well as flexible price bands and release fees which are available.

Whatever the agreement, with Punch you always get:

  • A progressive pub company – winners of the Publican Awards 2022!
  • Industry leading investment with a whole world of possibilities
  • Industry leading training, with our Academy and Kitchen
  • Industry leading e-commerce platform – Punch Buying Club
  • Expert coaching and advice every step of the way

* The calculation of the initial Ingoing Costs assumes a minimum deposit, £1,000 & 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

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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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Forecasted Annual Wet Turnover
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