Thompsons Bell Walmer

335 Dover Road, Deal, Deal CT14 7NX

  • Thompsons Bell Walmer

Thompsons Bell Walmer

Extensive Refurbishment Planned

A transformational refurbishment will place the Thompsons Bell at the heart of the local community. A refreshed, spacious interior with a welcoming contemporary design, a vibrant outdoor space and a new premium pub food menu will set the pub apart from its competitors.

Excellent Location

Situated in the picturesque seaside town of Walmer, the Thompsons Bell is in the prime position to capitalise on passing trade. Found on the arterial Dover Road and only a short walk from the historic Walmer Castle, the rejuvenated pub will attract passing tourists and locals alike. With over 3,000 adults living within half a mile, and no pubs within a one mile radius, the Thompsons Bell has access to a large and lucrative market.

Friendly, Community Orientated Operator Needed

A complete refurbishment and redecoration of the Thompsons Bell will offer a cosy, welcoming atmosphere in the winter, whilst the enhanced beer garden will maintain the appeal into the warmer months. The updated food menu will be a stand-out, premium offering in the area. The right operator will be able to expand on this with themed food nights as well as a fantastic Sunday roast. We are looking to work in partnership with a friendly, charismatic operator who knows the Walmer area. If you love village life and have the entrepreneurial mind-set to drive footfall into your business, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Pub Features

  • Rolling Tenancy
  • Car Parking
  • Refurbishment Planned
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Outdoor Trade
  • Private Accommodation
  • Smoking Area
  • Cask Ale
  • Weekly Billing

Trading Area & Facilities

Internally, The Thompson's Bell has a traditional feel, with and L shaped bar area with tables and some boothed seating. There is a separate dining area to the rear. Outside, the pub has a charming rural feel - with floral window boxes, bay windows and a small smoking area. There is a beer garden to the rear of the property.

Private Accommodation

The private accommodation consists of three bedrooms, kitchen, living room, an office and a bathroom and where required there will be appropriate works carried out in line with the Star Pubs & Bars Ready to Trade Promise.

Premises Licence Details

Please refer to the Premises Licence for further details.

Premises Licence Opening Hours

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
08:00 - 01:00 08:00 - 01:00 08:00 - 01:00 08:00 - 01:00 08:00 - 01:30 08:00 - 01:30 08:00 - 01:00


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).

Historical volume figures may not include purchases made through 3rd Parties.

** 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