Overview

Could you run this pub?
The White Lion is a fantastic pub/restaurant business opportunity which sits just outside the market town of Dunstable, Bedfordshire in the East of England. It’s a spacious destination pub (serving up to 100 covers and parking for up to 80 vehicle) which also benefits from the busy A5 road that it sits on, so there is plenty of passing trade. The pub has established a great reputation for offering a warm welcome for anything from a great beer to a relaxing brunch or Sunday roast or a special meal to mark an occasion. It often caters for parties and events and there is an opportunity to grow this side of the business.

Business facilities
The pub offers some excellent facilities including a spacious separate lounge bar and dining area which is well decorated and demonstrates the highest of standards. When you walk in through the hallway, you are met by the bar. To the right is the 100-seater dining room set over two levels with comfy banquette seating and soft cushions and on the left is the bar with a mixture of high seating and horseshoe banquette seating. The bar is large and spacious and offers a great selection of premium draught beers including cask ales.
Through the lower dining room is the patios with 20 covers set under a lovely wooden pergola, and beyond this there is a patio is the beer garden for the warmer days and evenings. The pub offers generous parking for up to 80 cars.

Accommodation
This pub offers spacious private accommodation with four bedrooms, a kitchen and lounge, a bathroom and toilet,

About the local area
The white Lion is situated off the A5 on the outskirts of Dunstable. With the new link to the M1 the White Lion has fantastic transport link local attractions include Whipsnade Zoo, Luton, Luton Airport, London and to the North. There is a flurry of buildings along the new M1 A5 link including residential areas and industrial and business buildings which offer potential business.

This pub may suit
This is a great opportunity for an experienced operator that has history managing a great pub/restaurant business, who is confident in offering a fantastic customer experience, making it the best locally and confident in delivering excellent food and service.

About the Agreement

Our Management Partnerships are a fantastic way to run a pub on a self-employed basis, but have the comfort and support of knowing that we are right beside you to guide you through this business venture

You’ll have the peace of mind knowing that the fixed costs associated with running a small business are not yours. Leaving you free to focus entirely on delivering a great retail offer to drive sales and profit.

What’s on Offer

  • Low cost entry
  • Self-employed
  • A ready-made pub with tried and tested food and drinks offers
  • 3-year agreement (3-month notice period) rent free
  • Most of the day to day running costs are covered by us
  • LOTS of support from Punch
  • Accommodation included
  • 5-day Induction course – free of charge is provided together with additional on-going training, a support package and a dedicated Operations Manager to help you develop your business

You only pay for:

  • Labour
  • Consumables
  • Internal Maintenance

* The calculation of the initial ingoing costs assumes a minimum deposit (£3,000 or £5,000) plus legal fees. The subsequent deposit build up can be paid over the term of the contract and up to £100 per week. This can be discussed with an Operations Manager.

Financial Information

Initial Deposit*
£5,000
Legal Fees
£295
Maintenance Fund Per Week
£40
Working Capital
£2,000
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