Uncle Jacks Lower Darwen

Branch Road, Darwen BB3 0PR

  • Uncle Jacks Lower Darwen
  • Uncle Jacks Lower Darwen
  • Uncle Jacks Lower Darwen
  • Uncle Jacks Lower Darwen

Uncle Jacks Lower Darwen

Superb Sports Site

Uncle Jacks occupies a prime site on a busy junction in Darwen. Currently, the pub is primarily drinks led with a focus on entertainment and a fantastic sports schedule, as it is within walking distance Blackburn Rovers football club.

The proposed transformational refurbishment will provide a great opportunity for Uncle Jack's to further tap into the local community. The works will reposition the venue as a vibrant and stylish sports pub with enhanced trade through the introduction of a simple food offer and a focus on entertainment.

The pub will receive investment from Star Pubs & Bars and an external refresh with a new signage and lighting scheme, in conjunction with a rename to 'The Jack Walker'. This will be complimented by an internal redecoration to revitalise the interior.

Situated across from local commercial premises and located in a profitable catchment area, this site presents an excellent opportunity for an operator to build a loyal customer base. An introduction of a simple yet tasty food offer will assist in this. Star Pubs & Bars, in conjunction with food partners can offer a comprehensive food package which will assist in the creation of a profitable food offer.

Innovative Operator Wanted

Are you looking to expand your business portfolio? As the future vision for the site is to provide a simple food menu, catering experience and knowledge is desirable, along with the ability to demonstrate innovation and great business management.

Pub Features

  • Rolling Tenancy
  • Music Venue
  • Car Parking
  • Refurbishment Planned
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Live Sports
  • Outdoor Trade
  • Private Accommodation
  • Cask Ale
  • Weekly Billing
  • Monthly Billing

Trading Area & Facilities

In good repair, the pub consists of a U-shape, open plan layout, with a large lounge and separate sports room. There is an under-utilised catering kitchen. A cask ales offer does not exist at present and this element of the trade presents an excellent area for growth. Star Pubs & Bars offers industry leading training in how to deliver an exceptional Cask offering.

The pubs kerb appeal will be improved with refreshed signage and lighting scheme. Wooden picnic tables can be found to the front of the site, attracting custom during summer months and a small beer patio also exists at the rear. There is a small number of parking spaces to the front of the property and additional street parking nearby to the site.

Private Accommodation

The private accommodation consists of a lounge, kitchen, bathroom with separate WC, three bedrooms. As part of our promise to you, we will ensure your private accommodation is in good order so that you can focus your energy on getting the business right.

Premises Licence Details

Please see Licence for full details.

Premises Licence Opening Hours

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
09:00 - 01:30 09:00 - 01:30 09:00 - 01:30 09:00 - 01:30 09:00 - 02:30 09:00 - 02:30 09:00 - 01:30


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).

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