The Dog & Duck

Matthewsgreen Road, Emmbrook, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 1JT
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Letting Details

Description and Trading Style

The Dog and Duck is a recently refurbished pub/restaurant with a strong wet/locals trade supported by a good food offer aimed at families and the local community. The pub hosts regular events and entertainment, and is surrounding by increasing numbers of housing developments.

Location and Local Amenities

Wokingham is an affluent and well serviced town, with excellent road and rail links. It is close to many other towns, such as Reading, Bracknell and Maidenhead. There are a choice of local schools and colleges in the area, plus plenty of shops and services.


Trade: Large bar area (40 covers), a large restaurant area (100 covers), cellar, extended kitchen with walk in fridge and freezer and store rooms. Large car park (31 spaces), with a large patio terrace & garden. (150 covers). Private: Currently staff accommodation with 4 double bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, large sitting room.

Current and Future Markets

The current operators trade to the local population and provide a fresh, value food offer.
There is a housing development of 750 homes which has been built in the field opposite the pub.
Further development of the food and drink offer is needed.


We seek a "mine host" couple or family who will really make this pub and it's customers their own. Full of ideas for activities and events to keep the regulars coming back again and again.
Applicants must have or be able to apply for a personal licence.

Estimated Ingoings

Circa £29,000 to include a security deposit (3 months of base rent), rent , service charge and insurance advance, stock, glassware, loose goods & training contribution. Fixtures & fittings are circa £55,000 plus Vat and working capital is circa £7,500.

Payment plans for the fixtures & fittings are available.

Trade Volumes 2018 2019 2020 Covid To 13.10.21 Covid
Draught Beer and Cider (36 gallon units) 239.20 261.44 129.98 122.30
Packaged (litres) 678.10 613.52 308.06 293.76
Minerals (litres) 548.24 493.48 189.58 210.53
Spirits (litres) 541.45 376.00 192.45 224.15
Wines (litres) 4,098.75 4,268.50 1,828.50 1,338.00

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

Turnover based rent at 10%. Payable weekly in arrears by direct debit.


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 £24,450. 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, indoor sporting events, live music and dancing.

Permitted hours

Mon-Thurs: 11.00am - 23.00pm; Fri & Sat: 11.00am - 01.30am; Sun: 12.00 noon - 22.30pm

Current Offerings

Serves Food
Hold a party 
Sunday Roast
Cask Marque
Garden / Patio
Family friendly
Sports free zone 
Disabled access 
Dog friendly 
Park the car
Wifi access 

Current Opening Times

Mon – Thu 11am – 11pm
Fri 11am – 12am
Sat 11am – 12am
Sun 11am – 10.30pm

Kitchen open:
Mon – Thu 12pm – 10pm – (between 3pm and 5pm – lunch express menu only)
Fri 12pm -10.30pm – (between 3pm and 5pm – lunch express menu only)
Sat 11.30am – 10.30pm – Food served all day
Sun 11.30am – 9.30pm – Roasts available until 6pm