Ainsworth Lord Estates

To Let in Smokies Restaurant, Duckworth Street, Darwen, Lancashire - £200 , Fees Apply

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Ainsworth Lord Estates are delighted to be offering for sale "SMOKIES" - "THE BEST RESTAURANT IN DARWEN" - RATED No1 ON TRIPADVISOR.

Situated in a prominent location on one of the busiest main roads in the County, with ample parking at the front and nearby, this established, TOP RATED, AWARD WINING RESTAURANT (with a 5* Food Hygiene Rating) is ready for a new owner to take it to the next level.

Currently with approx 30 covers (which means tables and seating for approx 30 people) there is ample scope to increase turnover and profits by expanding the business into the Take Away sector.

The style of cuisine currently offered is based on a bar-be-que theme with emphasis on southern smoked meats, which has been welcomed by locals and diners afar.

Turnover & Business Info:
This business has a great turnover with an excellent profit margin.
There is enormous scope to increase profits further by developing the take away part of the business, something the current owners have not done.
We have been advised the current turnover is approx £5k per week.
Trading 27 hours a week, with 1 Full Time Member of Staff (Owner) and 2 x part time staff.
We believe increasing the trading hours and developing the takeaway part of the business would significantly increase profits.

The current owners are willing to support the new owners with any training they need, the details of which will need to be finalised by both parties.

Fixtures & Fittings:

The current fixtures and fittings are for sale as part of this transaction, subject to negotiation, and include:

A fully equipped kitchen,
Including: 1 Smoker, 2 x C-Vaps (Holding Cabinets), 3 Stainless Steel Work Benches and Racking
Dining area with Tables and Chairs etc
CCTV, Alarm, Washer-dryer,
and other counter/serving equipment, Inc Cash Register
Fixtures & Fittings Value is negotiable and can be discussed after you have viewed the property.
Office Equipment

The purchase of the goodwill is included in the price.

About the property itself....

This cafe operates from a very well presented and very well looked after property.

Ground Floor:
The ground floor is where the cafe operates from and is comprised of a large spacious dining area, measuring: 12.25m x 4.5m

At the back of the property is a professional kitchen, measuring: 4.9m x 3.4m

There are also two immaculate toilets (inc disabled) off to the side, at the back of the property.

First Floor:
Access to the first floor is through the cafe.

Upstairs we have a flat with family bathroom, two bedrooms and a spacious lounge. There is no kitchen in the flat above.

This property is available with a long lease, the current lease has 2 years left to run, but the Landlord is happy to grant a brand new 10 year lease for the new tenants, subject to negotiation.

In order to take over the current lease, or obtain a new one, you will need the following:

Good References
Sound Business Approach
A Guarantor may be required.
As is normal with commercial leases, you will be responsible for the Landlord's costs of preparing the new Lease (Approx £750+vat)

In Return...
You will be able to secure this uniquely positioned Restaurant on one of the busiest main roads into Darwen Town Centre, close to other busy retailers food operators.


Rent: £9620 pa (£801.67 pcm) £185 per wk


Now you have a better idea on what it is we are offering here why don`t you call our office to view it yourself.
Unlike other Agents in the area we are open for our customers 6 days a week!
Monday to Friday 9am till 6pm (7pm on Weds) - and Saturday 9am till 4pm
Our contact number is 01254 760660 you won`t be disappointed.


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