Description and Trading Style
The Rising Sun is a country inn serving wholesome food in a relaxed atmosphere. There’s seating for about 45/50 in the dining areas, plus more in the snug area, and on busy summer days, the garden can get packed. It trades on being a delightful location, warm service and has a good food reputation.
Location and Local Amenities
Witheridge Hill is the central village of the three attractive Chilterns villages of Stoke Row, Witheridge Hill and Highmoor, in the Henley on Thames area. Close to the tourist attraction of the Maharaja’s Well and nearby Watlington and Wallingford. Easy access to M40/M4
Trade: bar, snug area (15 covers), restaurant (45/50 covers), trade kitchen, herb garden, cellar, dry stores, front garden (60 covers) and large car park. Outdoor smoking solution.
Private: 2 double bedrooms, bathroom / WC and living room - all recently renovated.
Current and Future Markets
The Rising Sun has an enviable reputation for food and great hospitality. It trades very well on home cooked food which is complemented with a strong wet side from the locals and destination visitors alike. Particularly popular with cyclists and walkers.
We are looking for an experienced operator to take on this superb country pub with a great local reputation for food , real ale and hospitality.
Applicants must have or be able to apply for a personal licence.
Circa £12,500 to include a security deposit (3 months of base rent), rent , service charge and insurance advance, stock, glassware and loose goods, training deposit. Fixture & fittings are £14,500 and working capital is circa £3,750.
|Trading Volumes||2016||2017||2018||To 31.7.19|
|Draught Beer and Cider (36 gallon units)||116.17||116.67||81.61||46.52|
|Minerals (10 litres)||307.09||342.27||193.89||175.99|
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.
£30,000 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 valueDraft 2010 figure £25,000. Please contact the local authority to find out actual rates payable.
Licenses & PermitsSale of alcohol by retail for consumption on and off the premises, live and recorded music.
Permitted hoursMon-Thurs: 11.00am-23.30pm, Fri & Sat: 11.00am-Midnight, Sun: 12.00 Noon - 22.30pm.
Current Opening Times
MONDAY – FRIDAY
12pm – 3pm & 5pm – 11pm
12pm – 11pm
12pm – 9pm
MONDAY – FRIDAY
12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 9pm
12pm – 2:30pm & 6pm – 9.30pm
12pm – 3pm