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Whitestonecliffe Inn Thirsk

Sutton, Thirsk, YO7 2PR

Pub Code: 2303137101

Key Features

  • Investment Tenancy
  • Refurbishment Planned
  • Recently Refurbished Letting Rooms
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Outdoor Trade

Est Min Ingoing Costs: £91,291

Annual Rent: £79,163

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Transformational Refurbishment
A fabulous refurbishment will transform the Whitestonecliffe Inn into a great destination food pub. Inside, the pub will be redecorated throughout each trading area with contemporary finishes; full overhaul of all the trade areas, locals bar, bar dining room, lounge dining and toilets with the kitchen fitted out to a high specification.

Six recently refurbished self-contained holiday apartments providing kitchen diners, sitting room and bedroom accommodation (offering 5 family suites and 1 double apartment). The external of the Inn/apartments will also be redecorated and new signage and lighting to the frontage. We will also redecorate the living accommodation above the Inn. The rear beer garden will feature new furniture sets, gazebo, festoon lighting, with improved planting and re-gravelled top surface. A new front terrace will be created with box hedges, loose benches and furniture sets with topiary trees each side of the main entrance. 

Picturesque location
The Whitestonecliffe Inn is located at the foot of the North York Moors National Park in the village of Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe. Arguably one of the most beautiful in the county offering heather clad moorland, through to rustic coastlands, providing acres of exploration and the great stargazing opportunities. There are 208 adults within 20 minutes walking distance but excludes the tourist visitors to the area looking for a great drive-to-destination and those staying on site in the six holiday lodges. There are three main competitors offering good food, two of which with high standard letting rooms.

Untapped potential
A historic 17th Century Inn brought back to modern standards. Offering six self-contained holiday apartments for the weary visitor and yet leading the local market with a good-sized car park, fantastic alfresco terraces and transformed country inn - premium drinks and quality chef made food enjoyed by all, creating a great ambience. Inside, 89 covers (locals bar 20, bar dining 42, lounge dining 27 covers) with 54 external covers (20 front terrace 34 rear garden/terrace).

The Whitestonecliffe Inn is available on our investment tenancy agreement. Click here for more information on this agreement. 

We’re always open to new ideas, what would you do to drive trade?

If you’ve benefited from running or owning a pub business, we’d love to hear what experience you can bring.

The right operator for the Whitestonecliffe Inn will have extensive experience in destination food outlet hospitality businesses. They will have a clear vision for their food & drinks menu and marketing strategy and can create a memorable experience for their customers.

If this sounds like the incredible pub opportunity you’ve been waiting for, apply today and tell us what you can bring to this pubs next chapter…

  • Investment Tenancy

  • Refurbishment Planned

  • Letting Rooms

  • Outdoor Trade

  • Private Accommodation

Trading Area & Facilities

The Whitestonecliffe Inn will be undergoing a refurbishment which will cover the interior and exterior of the pub.

A full list of works and pub floor plan can be found in the ‘refurbishment details’ in the downloads.

Applicants should be aware that all refurbishments are subject to final board approval which will be determined as part of the leasing process.

Where a significant investment is made in a pub by Star Pubs & Bars, an "Investment Exemption" will be required. The exemption means that the option of a Market Rent Option lease won't be available at rent review for a period of up to seven years for this site, as per The Pub Code (2016).

Private Accommodation

Private accommodation consists of 3 bedrooms, kitchen, a living room and bathroom Where required there will be appropriate works carried out in line with the Star Pubs & Bars Ready to Trade promise.

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The above figures are provided as a guide only and will be finalised as part of the commercial agreement. All figures quoted are exclusive of VAT.

Estimated Working Capital is an estimate of key start-up costs such as professional fees, training fee, premises license fee, F&F valuation fee & till floats. There will be additional ongoing charges payable during the term of the agreement such as property maintenance, repairs fund, SmartDispense. These costs will be outlined prior to completing a business plan and finalised at Heads of Terms.

The calculation of the Estimated Minimum Ingoing Costs assumes a minimum deposit of 1 month's rent and that fixtures and fittings (F&F) are rented. The subsequent deposit build up and F&F rental costs should be included in your financial assumptions in your business plan. Note that on FRI and Investment Tenancy Agreements deposits will always be 3 month's rent in advance and fixtures and fittings (F&F) must always be purchased. A deposit of 6 month's rent will be required for operators trading under a Limited Company with no Guarantors. In order to ensure a successful start-up, all applicants must have a minimum £10,000 un-borrowed funds.


Sutton, Thirsk, YO7 2PR

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