Chequers Inn

Fingest Lane, Fingest, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 6QD
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Letting Details

Description and Trading Style

This is a beautiful country village pub with a strong reputation for food and drinks, also for being at the heart of the village.

Location and Local Amenities

Situated in Hambledon close to Henley and Marlow with good access to the M40 and London. It is well located to attract diners to a good quality food offer and drinkers from the local villages.


Trade: 60 cover restaurant, two bar areas, one with an open fire (the bars together give an extra 30 covers). Car park and over flow parking and a very large trade garden.
Private: Two floors including two double rooms, single room/office and bathroom.

Current and Future Markets

The current tenants have traded the pub very successfully for 10 years, we are seeking tenants to continue this success by serving its loyal customer base and villagers.


Quality couple with excellent food skills, who would like a business where they can become part of the village run a growing food led pub. Applicants must have or be able to apply for a Personal Licence.

Estimated Ingoings

Circa £16,500 to include a security deposit (3 months of base rent), rent, service charge and insurance advance, stock, glassware, loose goods and training contribution. Fixtures & fittings are circa £23,000 and working capital is circa £4,500.

Trade Volumes 2018 2019 2010 - Covid To 22.4.21 - Covid
Draught beer and Cider (36 gallon units) 89.65 102.14 57.08 2.68
Packaged (litres) 188.40 134.32 83.40 0
Minerals (10 litres) 266.83 279.52 168.43 0
Spirits (litres) 117.00 141.70 48.90 0
Wines (litres) 1,949.20 2,683.15 1,152.30 40.50

Estimated Turnover

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

Guide Rent

£36,500 per annum payable fortnightly in advance by direct debit. Retail Price Indexation applies to rents.


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 2017 figure is £29,900. 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, live music and dancing..

Permitted hours

Mon - Sat: 10.00am - 00.00 Midnight; Sun: 12.00 Noon to 23.30pm

Current Offerings

Serves Food
Hold a party 
Average price of main course £12 to £18
Places to Walk
Garden / Patio
Family friendly
Disabled access 
Dog friendly 
Park the car
Wifi access 

Current Opening Times

Mon – closed, Tues – Fri 12pm – 3pm & 5.30pm – 11pm, Sat 12pm – 11pm, Sun 12pm – 10.30pm Food times: Tues – Thurs 12pm – 2pm & 7pm – 9pm, Fri 12pm – 2pm & 7pm – 9.30pm, Sat 12pm – 3pm & 7pm – 9.30pm, Sun 12pm – 4pm & 7pm – 9pm