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Award Winning Restaurant With Caravan Park In Staffordshire For Sale

Stafford, Staffordshire, UK
Asking Price:
£1,400,000 Furniture / Fixtures included
Sales Revenue:
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The long running and reputable restaurant “The Shropshire Inn” is now up for sale.

• Multi-award-winning restaurant
• Gorgeous owner’s accommodation plus caravan park included in price
• Renowned reputation with loyal, repeat customer base

Situated in the picturesque village of Houghton in Shropshire, this esteemed restaurant is prominently located on a main road position, making it easily accessible for its frequent, loyal customers and footfall walk ins. The restaurant is beautifully presented and maintained, with clear visible signage and distinctive livery. The site sits on 3/4 acre of land, used as a caravan park with electric hook ups. This is a superb opportunity to take on a high turnover local business in an area teeming with customers.

The Shropshire Inn is a popular bar/restaurant with a renowned reputation amongst local residents. It is known as the “go to” in the area for incredible food served in a friendly, relaxed setting. The restaurant boasts glowing online reviews, achieving 4.6/5 on facebook.

This esteemed reputation has earnt the business a host of awards, which they are justifiably extremely proud of. The owners have worked hard to build up their reputation, achieving circa 5 consecutive years of the Taste of Staffordshire awards, recognising their efforts. Additionally, the business is proud to have been awarded an AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence from 2015 up to 2020.

This award-winning restaurant offers a range of menus including A La Carte, children’s menu, bar meals and Sunday lunches. The business prides itself on the quality of its meals that are freshly prepared on the premises. They use locally sourced products where possible, from vegetable suppliers to their Butcher, who not only rears, but butchers his own cattle no more than 20 miles away. When the seasons allow, the Head Chef will source from local farms to obtain produce, such as fresh quails eggs, raspberries and asparagus.
This restaurant business is committed to supporting the local farming community and other producers.

The restaurant promotes a range of special offers such as Valentines, Steak and Fish and Chip nights. The Shropshire Inn is able to offer a number of options for private functions and celebrations, however large or small. The beautiful restaurant is ideal for family gatherings, weddings or other special occasions for up to 90 people. Alternatively, a superb marquee covering the beer garden is available for larger events.

This reputable restaurant is highly profitable, generating an advised current turnover of circa £508,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 54% and an adjusted net profit of roughly £84,000 and continues to grow at an impressive pace. Not only will the buyer be taking on a thriving, lucrative business, the sale also includes lovely owner’s accommodation in the price.

The Shropshire Inn was founded over a hundred years ago and the current owner has run it successfully and profitably since 2011. The business has been a real labour of love for the owner and his wife and has accrued many regular customers and a burgeoning reputation. Alas, this wonderful business is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with a heavy heart, only due to poor health and a wish to enjoy a well-earned retirement. The vendor is keen to see his beloved Pub / Restaurant pass to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner who can take this already thriving business to the next level.

With an unparalleled reputation, a loyal, pre-existing customer base and impressive profits, this well-established business is an exciting turnkey opportunity for prospective buyers.

For more information about this business, please contact the seller on this page.

Property Information



Living Accommodation:

First Floor
To the first floor is generous living accommodation that is immaculately presented and briefly comprises:

Generous landing with boiler cupboard and door to roof terrace.

Family Bathroom
Nicely fitted with white sanitary ware. WC

Separate WC with close coupled toilet

Lovely bright room, generously proportioned with window to front, dado rail, TV point and interesting beamed ceiling

Bedroom 1
Good sized double with window to front, radiator and beamed ceiling.

Bedroom 2
Good sized double with window to front, radiator and beamed ceiling

Second Floor
Boiler Room. Shower Room
With window to side, fully fitted with white sanitary ware and washing machine point. Office /
Bedroom 3
With feature beamed ceiling, Velux window and Safe.

Bedroom 4
Good sized double with beamed ceiling and window to side.

To the rear of the business is a lovely manicured garden with lawned area, herbaceous borders and well established plants and shrubs.

There is a large car park providing parking for approximately 45 cars.

Beyond the car park is a large field with 8 electric hook ups for campers, caravanners and motor home owners. Superb 3/4 acre field with electric hook up facilities for caranvaners.


he Shropshire Inn is located in Haughton - a village in Staffordshire approximately 4 miles outside and to the west of the county town of Stafford. It lies on the A518 between Stafford and Gnosall.

A small and peaceful rural village, the population at the 2011 census was 1,082. In the centre of the village situated on the main road is Haughton church, alongside which is the Old Village School (now a bed and breakfast).

The village offers a selection of shops: a recently refurbished and combined Post Office, General Store and Newsagents, hairdressers, traditional butcher shop and a farm shop.
The Shropshire Inn is prominently located in a main road position and is beautifully presented and maintained with clear visible signage and distinctive livery.

There is free parking in the large car park behind the premises.

Premises Details:

The Shropshire Inn occupies an attractive detached property and briefly comprises;

Circa 413sq m

Ground Floor Bar
Dual aspect with windows to front (bay) and side, bespoke tongue and groove bar, 2 wall mounted TVs, radiator, access to roof space, nice quality tables and chairs, feature fire place with chunky timber mantas and open grate.

Lovely generous and airy restaurant, triple aspect with high ceilings and large windows creating a light and inviting interior, long bespoke bar fully fitted to suit trade with 4 glass fronted drinks chillers, glass wash and numerous points of dispense and optics. Exobar coffee machine, coffee grinder, expensive looking wood floor complimented by slate effect tiling, expensive looking tables and chairs currently providing approximately 90 covers but room for more if required.

Generous and comprehensively equipped catering kitchen, recently fully refurbished and upgraded at a cost of approximately £60,000, vinyl non slip flooring , 2 x full extraction systems with stainless steel canopies, 2 x Lincat induction ovens, twin basket fryer, griddle, char grill, fan oven, perimeter shelving, stainless steel wall cladding and pasta cooker.6 drawer chiller fridge, 3 compartment fridge with stainless steel top, 2 x warming cupboards with Passover, Buffalo induction plates, Sami Salamander grill, single basket fryer, stainless steel preparation tables, 2 compartment fridge with stainless steel top and vacuum packing machine,3 compartment Fridge, under counter Blizzard fridge, stainless steel upright fridge, glass fronted drinks chiller, commercial dish washer, deep stainless steel sink with spray tap, walk in chiller.

External Stores
There are two external stores, both generously proportioned with perimeter shelving and floor storage space

Dry Goods / Freezer Room
With 3 chest freezers, fish fridge, perimeter shelving,2 filing cabinets, 2 soup kettles Sammic water bath, floor storage space.

Staff WC
With close coupled toilet and hand wash basin.

Considerable money has been spent on this business recently including a new roof (£50,000), new windows (£40,000), electric door (£15,000), cladding (£38,000) and a new kitchen (£48,500).

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Trading hours:

Monday to Friday 12.00 – 14.30, 17.00 – 23.00
Saturday 12.00 – 24.00
Sunday 12.00 – 21.00

The business is run and managed by current owner with the help of five full time and twelve part time members of staff.
Years established:
Founded over a hundred years ago and the current owner has run it successfully and lucratively since 2011.

Other Information

Support & training:

Current owner happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success

Furniture / Fixtures value:
£250,000 - included in the asking price

Contact Hilton Smythe

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