Rising Sun

Witheridge Hill, Highmoor, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 5PF
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Letting Details

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.

Estimated Ingoings

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
Packaged (litres) 143.58 190.32 154.86 89.58
Minerals (10 litres) 307.09 342.27 193.89 175.99
Spirits (litres) 119.20 159.30 102.80 41.30
Wines (litres) 2,309.96 2,981.93 1,867.80 1,260.00

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

£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 value

Draft 2010 figure £25,000. 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, live and recorded music.

Permitted hours

Mon-Thurs: 11.00am-23.30pm, Fri & Sat: 11.00am-Midnight, Sun: 12.00 Noon - 22.30pm.

Current Offerings

Serves Food
Hold a party 
Places to Walk
Cask Marque
Garden / Patio
Family friendly
Disabled access 
Dog friendly 
Park the car
Wifi access 

Current Opening Times



12pm – 3pm & 5pm – 11pm


12pm – 11pm


12pm – 9pm





12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 9pm


12pm – 2:30pm & 6pm – 9.30pm


12pm – 3pm