Chequers Inn

Berrick Salome

Description and Trading Style

The Chequers is a traditional style village pub with a strong food offer. The food is currently good pub food with some Modern British dishes, an ideal opportunity for a talented chef to continue and further develop the offer.

Location and Local Amenities

Berrick Salome is off the B4009 between Benson and Watlington or the A329 between Wallingford and Thame. With Wallingford & Watlington in close proximity, there is a good range of local shops, schools, and other amenities.


Trade: bar area 12 covers with wood burner, main restaurant 30 covers, granary restaurant 24 covers, snug 6 covers, kitchen plus service area, stores, WCs incl disabled, ground floor cellar, large car park & terrace 28 covers, gardens, secure children’s play area 100 covers. Private: 3 double bedrooms, sitting room, bathroom, kitchen & office.


We seek pro active and hands on operators with a flair for wholesome home cooked food, and a mine host personality. Ability to hold a personal licence is imperative.

Estimated Ingoings

Circa £17,000 to include a security deposit (3 months of base rent), rent , service charge and insurance advance, stock, glassware, loose goods and training contribution. Fixtures & fittings are circa £17,000 (excl Vat) and working capital is circa £5,250.

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

£42,000 per annum payable weekly in advance by direct debit. Retail Price Indexation applies to rents.


Five year 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 £16,000. 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. Extra provisions for live and recorded music, dancing, indoor sports and film exhibition..

Permitted hours

Mon – Thurs: 10.00am - 23.00pm; Fri & Sat: 10.00am – 00.00 Midnight; Sun: 10.00am - 23.00pm

Trade Volumes


2020 Covid

2021 Covid


To 27.7.23

Draught Beer & Cider (36 gallon units) 68 58 53.96 58.24 45.18
Packaged (litres) 163 270 196.56 215.04 101.16
Minerals (10 litres) 207 126 135.17 163.89 73.66
Spirits 86 95 89.60 81.25 66.50
Wines (litres) 2,035 1,219 1,699.50 1,547.92 783.60