Scruffy Murphy's Birmingham

Newton Street, Birmingham, B4 7LN

  • Scruffy Murphy's Birmingham
  • Scruffy Murphy's Birmingham
  • Scruffy Murphy's Birmingham
  • Scruffy Murphy's Birmingham
  • Scruffy Murphy's Birmingham
  • Scruffy Murphy's Birmingham

Scruffy Murphy's Birmingham

Extensive refurbishment Planned

A total transformation will aim to turn the bar - which is currently called Scruffy Murphy's but will be renamed - into one of the best places in which to eat and drink in Birmingham.

In a fantastic location, the pub is situated in Dale End, which sees high footfall throughout the day. The site is well located for local offices and the nearby law courts, while it will benefit from a large new apartment block nearby, which is scheduled to open in November this year. The site will also be near to the HS2network hub.

The varied demographics of the area will mean that the pub will appeal to a variety of customers, Including office workers and passers-by during the day. It is also next door to the student union and is only minutes away from the Birmingham City University campus, so it should prove popular with students. During the evening and over the weekend this cool and trendy venue will be attractive to the up-and coming trendsetters of the local Birmingham scene.

A great range of beers and ciders will cater to all types of consumers and will be complemented by an eclectic food offer to match. The 'chameleon' venue will be able to change its offer to reflect various trading periods over the course of the day. A fabulous interior 'Urban Garden' will produce an oasis in the city and create a real point of difference in comparison to the local competition.

Entrepreneurial High Street Operator wanted!

Ideally you will have experience running a high street/city centre bar with a flair for food and ambition to drive the business forward and make this pub the go to place in the city for quality food and drink. Knowledge of the area would be an advantage and help your vision to maximise the opportunity created by this rapidly improving area.

Pub Features

  • Rolling Tenancy
  • Function Room
  • Refurbishment Planned
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Outdoor Trade
  • Weekly Billing
  • Monthly Billing

Trading Area & Facilities


An eclectic mix of styles will appeal to a younger audience and a zonal system on the ground floor will appeal to groups as well as singles and couples. The Bohemian style will expose services and materials where necessary, and the creation of a mezzanine level will increase covers and provide an urban garden experience. Works will include, A new function room with sliding doors and glazing will be formed in the basement for private dining/meetings. A full refurbishment of the main trading area will take place. This will include the addition of new floor/wall/ceiling finishes, as well as new lighting, furniture and bric-a-brac. A new split-level mezzanine 'Urban Garden' terrace will be incorporated. This will include new decking, fixed seating and decorative metal gates, with space for 44 covers. The kitchen will have a complete refurbishment. The women's toilets will be relocated to the basement, while the men's will be retained in their existing basement position. The ladies will have a full refurbishment and the men's toilets will be retained as existing. Our state of the ark Smart Dispense system will be installed in the cellar.


A small external drinking area will be located to the front entrance, with planting and graphics providing a nod to the Urban Garden inside. New signage and lighting will help to create a new identity and give the venue a memorable edge.

Private Accommodation

There is no private accommodation

Premises Licence Details

Please refer to Premises Licence for full details.

Premises Licence Opening Hours

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
08:00 - 02:30 08:00 - 02:30 08:00 - 02:30 08:00 - 03:30 08:00 - 03:30 08:00 - 03:30 09:00 - 02:30


Annual Rent £
Estimated Annual FMOP (Licensee Profit) £
Representative HEINEKEN UK Brand Discount Per Barrel £
Estimated Annual Turnover £
Estimated Annual Barrelage

“The above figures are provided as a guide only and will be finalised as part of the commercial agreement (please download the rent model from Trading Information section for full financial details).

** All figures quoted are exclusive of VAT

*** FMOP = Fair Maintainable Operating Profit


Ingoing Costs
Estimated Licensee Fixtures & Fittings Value £
Estimated Fixtures & Fittings Valuation Fee £
Estimated Stock Valuation £
Deposit Amount £
Rent In Advance £
Training Fee £
Estimated Designated Premises Supervisor / Manager Fee £
Premises Licence Fee £
Rates Assessment Fee £
Estimated Legal Fees £
Estimated Total Ingoing Costs £
Estimated Minimum Ingoing Costs £

In order to ensure a successful start-up, all applicants must have a minimum £10,000 un-borrowed funds.

The Estimated Licensee Fixtures & Fittings (F&F) Value assumes that the pub will be let on a Rolling Tenancy or Business Start-Up Agreement, where we own the majority of the F&F. The F&F Value for Full Repairing & Insuring Leases will be significantly more.

The calculation of the Estimated Minimum Ingoing Costs assumes a minimum deposit of 1 month's rent or £3,000 (whichever is greater) and that fixtures and fittings (F&F) are rented. The subsequent deposit build up and F&F rental costs are not included in the rent model or ongoing costs below.

Other SP&B Ongoing Charges
Estimated Annual Buildings Insurance £
Estimated Annual Maintenance Compliance Charge £
Estimated Annual Accountancy & Stocktaking Charge (including tills) £

The above figures are provided as a guide only and will be finalised as part of the commercial agreement (please download the rent model from Trading Information section for full financial details)

* All figures quoted are exclusive of VAT

** Deposit build up will be payable over a maximum of 24 months

*** Fixtures and Fittings annual rental fee should be estimated at 15% of the F&F value. The actual F&F value will be determined on the day of entry

**** Maintenance Compliance Charge relates to the fees for various statutory inspections

***** Estimated Legal Fees is a charge applied to your account by SP&B for creation of your Lease. You are required to engage and pay for your own solicitor - your solicitor's fees are not included in the above estimate

****** The above figures assume that rent is billed weekly in advance and that Star Pubs & Bars retain ownership of large fixtures and fittings. Initial costs for a Fully Repairing and Insuring lease will be higher as rent is invoiced monthly in advance and all fixtures and fittings must be purchased