The Volunteer, Surrey

Water Eaton Lane, Sutton Abinger, Nr Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6PR

Rent: £36,465* Minimum Investment: £35,000*

The Volunteer is a charming country village pub.

The trading areas comprise front and rear bar & dining areas for some 70 diners with beautiful terraced garden and front patio area overlooking the village. There is ample parking. The pub is in excellent decorative order throughout.

Key Business Details

  • Rent:
    £36,465 (pa)*
  • Rateable Value:
    £10,274

    To find out how to calculate business rates payable click here

  • Minimum Investment: †
    £35,000
  • Full Investment Breakdown:

    Deposit:
    £7,500
  • Training fee:
    £780
  • Working capital:
    £10,000
  • Fixtures and Fittings:
    £20,000
  • Fair Maintainable Turnover*:

    Turnover:
    £342,000 (pa)
  • Estimated Wet/Dry Split:
    30% wet
    70% dry
  • Available from:
    4 July 17
  • Closing date for applicants:
    31 May 17
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Trade

Food led business offering traditional home cooked and of great quality. The pub also attracts walkers and cyclists and has a thriving pub cricket team.

Last three years volume :
Year Beer&Cider barrels Winelitres Spiritslitres Soft Drinkslitres
2015 - 2016 62 2200 39 1176
2014 - 2015 71 2378 30 1483
2013 - 2014 69 2441 30 1410

Accommodation

Domestic accommodation comprises a self contained 1 bed room flat with en suite plus a further 4 bedrooms, lounge, bathroom , kitchen and box room.

Letting Rooms

Number of Covers

There are 70 covers on the front patio and the terraced garden in addition to the 74 internal covers.

Parking Spaces

30

Applicant profile

We are looking for a proven quality food operator with a track record of developing food led country pubs.

Pub Documents

Mostly in PDF format (Get a PDF reader)

  • Boundarypdf
  • Boundarypdf
  • EPC Certificatepdf
  • Asbestos Surveypdf
  • Floor planspdf
  • Premises Licencepdf

Misrepresentation Act 1967 We provide these particulars as a general guide to the property.
Misdescriptions Act 1991 No guarantee is given to the accuracy or condition of this description. Hall and Woodhouse advises all potential applicants to rely on their own views when regarding the potential trading opportunity of the property. The information given on this website is not under assurance or warranty. All measurements, areas and distances are approximate.

* Fair Maintainable Trade (FMT) is the level of turnover and profit that we believe that the business is capable of delivering if being operated competently. The FMT is usually calculated by the Area Manager for the pub, who will produce a shadow profit and loss account for the business which supports the rent. A copy of the shadow profit and loss account will be provided during the recruitment process. Please see our Code of Practice for more information on FMT and rent. The Fair Maintainable Trade is not a guarantee of levels of trade or profit that will be made from the business - we strongly recommend you seek appropriate independent legal and business advice as part of your Business Plan.

† The Full Investment Breakdown for each public house is higher than the minimum investment we will accept because potential Business Partners with the minimum investment available can still be accepted as we are able to offer them financial support for the rest of the monies. The working capital incorporates the purchase of stock, glassware, loose catering effects and valuer fees – please note the number quoted on this website are based on estimates. The exact costs will be determined on the day you take on the public house by independent valuers and stock takers. Please see our Code of Practice for more information about investment.

Located in the idyllic Surrey village of Sutton Abinger, within easy distance of Dorking and Guildford.

The Volunteer is in the Surrey Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, which is bordered by the A3, A24 and the M25 and easy access to London and Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

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The local area

Surrey is a county in the South East of England, and one of the home counties. The county borders Greater London, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire, and Berkshire, and its historic county town is Guildford. Surrey County Council sits extra territorially at Kingston upon Thames, part of Greater London since 1965.
Surrey is an affluent county with a service-based economy closely tied to that of London. Surrey has the highest GDP per capita of any county in the UK and the highest cost of living in the UK outside the capital. The county is said to have the highest proportion of millionaires in the UK. The average wage in Surrey is bolstered by the high number of residents who work in financial services.
Significant landscapes in Surrey include Box Hill just north of Dorking; the Devil’s Punch Bowl at Hindhead and Frensham Common. Leith Hill south west of Dorking in the Greensand Ridge is the second highest point in south-east England. Witley Common and Thursley Common are expansive areas of ancient heathland south of Godalming run by the National Trust and Ministry of Defence. The Surrey Hills are an area of outstanding natural beauty

* Fair Maintainable Trade (FMT) is the level of turnover and profit that we believe that the business is capable of delivering if being operated competently. The FMT is usually calculated by the Area Manager for the pub, who will produce a shadow profit and loss account for the business which supports the rent. A copy of the shadow profit and loss account will be provided during the recruitment process. Please see our Code of Practice for more information on FMT and rent. The Fair Maintainable Trade is not a guarantee of levels of trade or profit that will be made from the business - we strongly recommend you seek appropriate independent legal and business advice as part of your Business Plan.

† The Full Investment Breakdown for each public house is higher than the minimum investment we will accept because potential Business Partners with the minimum investment available can still be accepted as we are able to offer them financial support for the rest of the monies. The working capital incorporates the purchase of stock, glassware, loose catering effects and valuer fees – please note the number quoted on this website are based on estimates. The exact costs will be determined on the day you take on the public house by independent valuers and stock takers. Please see our Code of Practice for more information about investment.