Old Bell

20 Bell Street, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2BG
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Letting Details

Description and Trading Style

The Old Bell is currently traded as a town centre bar in the centre of Henley on Thames. Being a long narrow building, there are rooms that lead into one another, giving the pub a great eclectic feel. There is currently no food offer.

Location and Local Amenities

Henley is a large market town, close to reading, Maidenhead and Marlow, and with good road and rail links. Being on the Thames, and with lots of annual events, Henley attracts a lot of seasonal visitors.


Trade: Front bar leading into bar at rear, patio garden, cellar and small trade kitchen. Approx 20-25 covers inside and 10 outside. The WC's are outside.

No private accommodation is available.

Current and Future Markets

Currently the pub attracts Henley locals and regulars. New operators would want to maximise the potential of a town centre site, with an imaginative offering that will appeal to both residents and visitors. The opportunity is to continue to develop the small food offering.


We seek an experienced operator with a good track record in high street operations.
Applicants must have or be able to apply for a personal licence.

Estimated Ingoings

Circa £6,000 to include a security deposit (3 months of base rent), rent, service charge and insurance advance, stock, glassware, loose goods and training deposit. Fixtures & fittings at circa £6,000 and working capital is circa £3,000.

Trade Volumes 2016 2017 2018 To 22.10.19
Draught Beer and Cider (36 gallon units) 69.72 69.32 79.73 56.20
Packaged (litres) 227.20 326.12 233.68 205.92
Minerals (10 litres) 92.13 93.53 61.95 42.75
Spirits (litres) 154.00 503.30 365.40 216.30
Wines (litres) 1,721.06 1,343.25 998.25 809.25

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

£12,000 per annum payable fortnightly in advance by direct debit. Retail Price Indexation applies to rents.


Five year renewable 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 £16,550. 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 and recorded music, dancing and late night refreshment.

Permitted hours

Mon - Weds: 11.00am - Midnight; Fri & Sat: 11.00am - 02.30am; Sun: 12.00 - 02.30am.

Current Offerings

Serves Food
Average price of main course under £12
Garden / Patio
Dog friendly 
Wifi access 

Current Opening Times

Mon Closed, Tues, Wed and Sun – 2pm – 12am, Thurs, Fri and Sat – 2pm – 3am