2 Sandwich Road, Whitfield, Dover, Kent, CT16 3LG
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Letting Details

Description and Trading Style

The Archer is a thriving local community pub with a strong and broad following. The pub offers high quality pub food with theme menus eg. Mothers Day. Pub quiz, darts, pool and sports TV are available and live music nights are also popular.

Location and Local Amenities

The Archer is in the heart of the village of Whitfield which is approx. 4 miles from Dover. The pub lies on the main A2 road from the Dartford Tunnel to Dover.


Trade: Main bar area (14-16 covers), restaurant (32 covers), pool table, darts board, WC’s including disabled, commercial kitchen, cellar, separate skittle alley building (not currently used), small front and large rear garden (approx. 60 covers) and large car park.
Private: 2 double bedrooms, 1 single/office, WC, kitchen/diner, sitting room and bathroom.

Current and Future Markets

Customers are a broad mix of local residents, business, motorists on the A2, the Womens Institute, council members etc. The opportunity is to further develop the food offer and continue to develop the wet side of the business.


We are looking for an experienced couple with strong food and community pub experience. Must be keen to be part of the local community.
Applicants must have or be able to apply for a personal licence.

Estimated Ingoings

Circa £13,000 to include a security deposit (3 months of base rent), rent , service charge and insurance advance, stock, glassware and loose good and training deposit. Fixtures & fittings are circa £18,000 and working capital is circa £3,125.

Trade Volumes (FOT=Free of Tie) 2016 2017 2018 2019
Draught Beer and Cider (36 gallon units) 189.47 252.51 194.06 188.83
Packaged (litres) 95.04 158.40 150.48 579.76
Minerals (10 litres) FOT FOT 17.44 221.32
Spirits (litres) FOT FOT 58.00 247.00
Wines (litres) 613.47 835.50 399.00 455.40

Estimated Turnover

You will need to estimate the turnover you expect from the pub. The current barrelage is given to assist you with calculations, but you need to estimate the food sales.

Guide Rent

£25,000 per annum payable fortnightly in advance by direct debit. Retail Price Indexation applies to rents. This level of rent assumes a full wet tie.


Five year renewable tenancy agreements with an additional service charge that covers property insurance, servicing of heating and cellar cooling equipment etc. There is a full wet tie unless agreed otherwise.

Rateable value

Draft 2010 figure £30,000. Please contact the local authority to find out actual rates payable.

Licenses & Permits

Sale of alcohol by retail for consumption on and off the premises, exhibit film, indoor sports event, live, recorded music and dancing.

Permitted hours

Mon-Thurs: 10.00am-01.00am, Fri & Sat: 10.00am-02.00am, Sun: 10.00am-01.00am.

Current Offerings

Serves Food
Average price of main course under £12
Garden / Patio
Watch Sports
Pool table 
Family friendly
Park the car
Wifi access 

Current Opening Times

Mon – Thur 11.30am – 11pm, Fri – Sat 11.30am – 11pm, Sun 12pm- 11pm Food times: Served every day from open until 9pm