William Bray

Shere Lane, Shere, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9HS
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Letting Details

Description and Trading Style

The William Bray is a large food led pub nestled in the Surrey Hills.

Location and Local Amenities

Shere is a beautiful village just off the A25 between Guildford and Dorking. There are bus and rail links.


Trade: Large bar (approx. 20 covers), dining area (approx. 38 covers) and two large garden areas (approx. 100 covers). Two sets of ladies/gents WC's. Commercial kitchen, cellar, stores and 3 garages used for stores, one with a walk in fridge. Large car park for approx. 35 cars.
Private: 2 double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, 2 small single bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, double bedroom, office and bathroom. In a separate block there are 3 double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms.

Current and Future Markets

Customers come from Dorking and Guildford as well as the village itself. Other groups include walkers, cyclists, historical study groups, families and tourists especially in the summer.

This pub has many different aspects and a solid base which needs to be maximised.


We seek experienced operators with a strong food expertise who enjoy being part of a village community. Applicants must have or be able to apply for a Personal Licence.

Estimated Ingoings


Trade Volumes 2015 2016 2017 2018
Draught Beer and Cider (36 gallon units) 160.74 129.93 82.66 67.25
Packaged (litres) 306.96 275.88 315.06 FOT
Minerals (10 litres) FOT FOT FOT FOT
Spirits (litres) FOT FOT FOT FOT
Wines (litres) FOT FOT FOT FOT
Free of tie (FOT) on wines, spirits and minerals

Estimated Turnover

A business plan, menus, P&L and cash flow will be required to progress an application.

Guide Rent



Five year renewable tenancy agreement 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.
A lease may also be available.

Rateable value

Draft 2017 figure £66,900. 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.

Permitted hours

Mon - Sat: 10.00am - 11.00pm, Sun: Noon - 10.30pm

Current Offerings

Serves Food
Places to Walk
Garden / Patio
Dog friendly 
Park the car
Wifi access 

Current Opening Times

Open 9am – 11pm

Kitchen open
9am – 11am
12pm – 3pm
6pm – 9:30pm