Regional focus on...Kent

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Kent focus: A look at pub properties on the market in Kent
Kent focus: A look at pub properties on the market in Kent
What properties are on the market in Kent?

Population (and density): ​1,832,300 (1,300 per square mile)

Largest towns and cities: ​Maidstone, Dover, Ashford, Ebbsfleet, Tunbridge Wells, Margate, Sevenoaks, Dartford, Tonbridge, Folkestone, Canterbury

What the experts say: ​Kent is a county with a rich pub heritage and an exciting future – it really is an exceptional place to run 

a pub. With the arrival of HS1 and other significant transport investments, the visitor economy has sky-rocketed. People come from all over the UK and beyond for breaks and to experience the beauty of the east Kent coast. Pubs that do well tend to offer high-quality food and drink of local provenance. 

“Unlike other counties, Kent is not dominated by one major city. Yes, Canterbury is a significant global heritage site, but the beauty of the region is in the many pretty villages and market towns, such as Deal, Sandwich, Cranbrook or West Malling, which offer would-be pub owners the chance to invest in some of the UK’s best heritage pub stock.

“The infrastructure investment has also seen economic regeneration and correspondingly an increase in the volume of house building. New communities are springing up, most notably along the HS1 route into London, which includes locations like Ashford and Ebbsfleet. These communities have affluent new arrivals who want accessible, high-quality pubs. Pub operators have a chance to invest in new-build sites that provide first-class experiences.” Jonathan Neame, chief executive, Shepherd Neame

Done deals

The Carpenters Arms, Newbigg, Doncaster, Lincolnshire
Carpenters Arms - Done Deal

Price: ​£375,000

Tenure:​ Freehold

Turnover: ​£170,000

Wet: dry split: ​100:0

Agent: ​Davey Co 0333 200 8788

Currently deriving its trade entirely from wet sales alone, this substantial village freehouse offers potential for the development of a successful food trade in this well-served, thriving village near Doncaster on the South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire borders. It has two superbly presented lounge bars and excellent outside trading facilities. The property also has potential for a number of letting bedrooms. An additional self-contained cottage is also included.

The Carriers Arms, Stockton, Wiltshire
Carriers Arms - Done Deal

Price: ​£28,000

Tenure: ​Private free-of-tie lease

Rent: ​£21,000

Turnover: ​circa £141,000 (inc VAT)

Wet: dry split: ​90:10

Agent: ​Guy Simmonds
01332 865112

This inn is located is a sought-after village and civil parish, set in the Wylye Valley. The village lies eight miles south-east of Warminster, between Warminster and Salisbury. The pub has a lounge bar/dining area (circa 40 covers), public bar (c25c) and a beer garden and patio area (c50c). It has a catering kitchen, two-bedroom living accommodation and ground-floor cellar.

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