Please quote reference B06391
Hilton Smythe is delighted to present to the market The Huntsman Carvery, a highly renowned restaurant offering a traditional English carvery cooked to the highest standard.
The well-established restaurant opportunity was opened by our client over 35 years ago and is now being offered for sale due to ill health.
The ‘turn-key’ business currently only opens at weekends with constant bookings of over 300 over the two days as well as a healthy takeaway trade of around 100 meals.
Our client only added the takeaway option due to the forced closed period through the COVID pandemic however they have decided to keep the option since reopening the restaurant.
The Huntsman Carvery offers a set 3 course menu with a choice of 7 starters, 3 meats and 4 desserts. The main event includes Roast Rib of Beef, Roast Turkey or Roast Gammon sourced from a local award-winning butcher established in 1922.
All the main courses come with a choice of yorkshire puddings, sage & onion stuffing, hand-made sausages, roast potatoes, mashed potato, two vegetable sides and gravy.
One of the key reasons the business model works so well is that every booking is made prior to visiting the restaurant with a £5 non-refundable booking deposit. This enables the kitchen to pre order the correct level of ingredients and the owner to rota the correct number of staffing to allow a smooth service.
Our client admits they run the restaurant to suit, and any new owner will have the ability to not only extend the current opening hours but to add an outside catering side which would easily increase the current turnover levels.
Key selling points -
Highly respected restaurant model
Over 500 Google reviews with 4.7/5 current score
Facebook page - 2,987 followers
Instagram page - 686 followers
TripAdvisor - 649 reviews with rating of 4.5/5
New lease term to be offered
High level of equipment throughout
Experienced team in place
Increasing demand for takeaway
First floor storage/owners accommodation
The following is included in the sale:
External Yard -
Zanotti cold room h6’ x w 6’ x d4’
Crypto peerless potato peeler
Outdoor shed (plastic) h4’x d2.5’ x 5’w x 2
Outdoor shed (plastic) 6’h x 4.5’w x 2.5’d
Electronic scales - TCS
Blue seal turbo fan oven D3, E31 (3 off), E32 max, E32
Buffalo heavy duty mixer GL31
Internal cold room 7’h x 7’d x 6’w
Chest freezer with stainless steel top 4’w
Alto shaam oven (2 off)
TK2 food mincer
Microwaves x 2
Robocop blender MP450 ultra
Hat on gravy warmer
Sharpenset knife grinder
7’ starters bar - refrigerated
Bar aid dishwasher
Worcester Bosch hot water heater
Lincat 3KW fryer (2 off)
Smokaroma pressure smoker (2 off)
Moffat plate warmer
Blue seal solid top range
Imperial 10 ring burner
3 KW electric griddle
Midland catering carvery unit 11’w x 3’d x 3’h
LGC7KW AC unit
Large stainless-steel shelves (7 off)
Smaller stainless-steel shelves (11 off)
Stainless steel dresser (2 off)
Stainless steel tables (2 off)
Steel shelving units - 1 x 5 shelf, 1 x 3 shelf
Utensils, cutlery, hanging bars, saucepans, plates, dishes, glasses etc.
Still area and incidentals -
Parry bread warmer
Fridge freezer 3’h x 2’ x 2’
Lincat hot water boiler
Buffalo pour over coffee machine
Domestic type refrigerator (2 off)
Maidaid Halcyon glass washer
Carpigiani cream machine
Excel100 Gel-magic ice cream machine
Vest frost glass fronted refrigerator 6’h x 2’ x 2’
Bar area -
Sliding door bottle cooler 4.5’w x 3’h x 2’d
Tefcold wine refrigerator 6’h x 2’ x 2’ (2 off)
Delonghi bean to cup coffee machine
ICR touch POS system
Acme water softener
LG neo plasma AC
Restaurant areas -
Mitsubishi inverter AC 3KW
Top area AC
Ancor AC 3 KW
Restaurant sound system -QD4240
6 high chairs
Smaller dressers (2 off)
First floor -
Chest freezer 5’ wide (3 off)
Smaller upright freezer 3’h (3 off)
Microwaves (3 off)
Lighted gantry unit
Washing machine (2 off)
Tumble driers (3 off)
Very rarely do independent restaurant opportunities of this standard and location come on to the open market and we therefore highly recommend early viewing to avoid disappointment.
The Huntsman Carvery is located in the centre of the historic village of Dunchurch.
Dunchurch is a large village, located on the south-western outskirts of Rugby in Warwickshire, the centre of Rugby is just 2.5 miles.
The business is surrounded by a selection of complementary businesses including public houses, florist, hair salon, estate agents as well as other restaurants/takeaways.
The Huntsman Carvery is a destination business attracting people from outside the area.
Dunchurch is accessed just off the A426 and M45 motorway.
The business benefits from free customer parking directly outside.
Ground floor -
98 cover traditional dining area
Carvery service area
First floor -
Staff room/changing facilities
Rear External -
We are advised the business is being sold on a Leasehold basis with a new Lease to be granted to a new owner. The rent is £2,583 per month with business rates payable at £15,474 per annum.
The business trading hours are as followed:
Monday to Friday - Closed
Saturday - 17:00pm - 20:00pm
Sunday - 12:00pm - 20:00pm
The business is run and managed by 1 full time and 4 part time staff members.
We are advised that the business generated a turnover of circa £550,000 in 2019, further financial information can be made available upon request.
Please quote reference B06391