Could you run this Clacton on Sea pub?

If you’re a history enthusiast who yearns to live by the sea, this is the pub for you. The Ship Inn dates from the early 16th Century and is the second oldest local building after the church opposite.

It was a private home within an estate called Stringers. Records show that Lord Darcy bought it in 1639. Then Thomas Joy purchased the property and orchard for £45 in 1709. At this time, the village already boasted two alehouses: The Queen’s Head and the King’s Head. John Cobbold was the purveyor of beer for the pub in 1788 and subsequently bought it 12 years later. So, this grade II listed building is awash with stories of old.

You’ll find the Ship Inn sitting prominently about a mile and a half from the seafront. The savvy operator will capitalise on trade from the caravan site visitors nearby. The pub has established a reputation for high quality and reasonably priced pub food from a popular menu in which many specials are showcased. Here you’ll find an open plan trading area with a designated dining area to the rear on the far side. Guests also enjoy the beer garden in the summertime.

You’ll also harness the power of social media to reach a new audience and network with local businesses to promote your pub. The ideal operator will love running a community pub.

The location  

Clacton on Sea is a holiday resort and the largest town in the Tendring peninsula. You’ll capitalise on visitors to the area, particularly during the summer season.


Here you will find three private bedrooms, a kitchen, and a lounge.

The ideal operator

We are looking for a food enthusiast and natural chef to enhance the pub’s reputation for excellent service. You’ll ensure that every guest has a warm welcome. Excellent service will be at the nucleus of everything you do.

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 you a peace 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 of 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 2020!
  • 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

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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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