CCL is delighted to offer for sale The Bears Den, a popular restaurant and take away in the heart of Brora occupying a prime trading location with very little competition on the main road through the town. The property has been completely refurbished by the current owners and benefits from an immaculate kitchen and extensive range of new catering equipment. Great reviews, much repeat custom and strong weekly sales makes this an ideal opportunity to purchase a highly regarded business in true walk in fashion.
The Bears Den occupies a road side location on the main road of the village generating much passing trade. There is a large gravelled car park at the front of the property which can accommodate up to 8 cars, this area would be suitable for outdoor tables during the warmer months.
The property has been completely refurbished by the current owners. Entrance to the restaurant is from the main carpark. A vestibule leads into the spacious dining room which is currently configured for 24 covers although there is room to increase this. The restaurant is light and spacious with solid wood flooring and modern décor throughout. There is a drinks servery at one side with male and female toilets at the other.Double swinging doors lead to the large and impressive commercial kitchen which also has been completely refurbished. There is ample preparation, cooking and washing areas. A separate door leads to the take away servery. Again, this is well equipped with pizza oven, kebab machine, chilled display counter and drinks fridge. There is good sized public area with door leading to the main carpark.At the rear of the kitchen is access to the large store room. There is a side entrance for staff and deliveries to the kitchen area.
The Bears Den is located in the centre of Brora, a village situated on the East Coast of Sutherland approximately 60 miles north of the Highland Capital and area of the Highlands popular for its beautiful beaches, links golf courses, stunning landscape and dry climate. This unspoilt region offers many pursuits for the outdoor enthusiast including walking and hill climbing as well as golfing, fishing and stalking. Brora has a small supermarket and general shops including a chemist/pharmacy, post office, bank, medical centre, primary school, railway station, good bus service, hotels and links golf course, while nearby Golspie offers a secondary school, dentist, optician, butchers, fishmongers, and another popular links golf course. Tain, which is within easy reach, offers three of the larger supermarkets. The popular tourist destination of Dornoch is only 16 miles south. Inverness, about a one hour drive away, has all the facilities of a modern city including its airport with regular flights to the South and Europe.
The Bears Den has been completely refurbished by the current owners and the business commenced trading in the summer of 2017. The business is currently run to suit the owners lifestyle and opens from 4pm to 11pm 7 days a week; there is potential to increase the opening hours, particularly during the peak tourist season from April through to October. The business is ideally located on the North Coast 500 and in a prime position to maximise opportunities from the popular tourist route.The business is currently run by the two owner’s with the assistance of part time staff as required. There are 2 main income streams from the takeaway and licenced restaurant. Both elements are served by the main kitchen. The 26 cover restaurant, which has a, separate entrance has been tastefully decorated to provide a warm and welcoming dining experience. It serves a range of contemporary British and Continental cuisine but the menu could be refined to suit new owners.The kitchen is incredibly well equipped with all items being less than 9 months old at the time the business was placed on the market. Included in the sale are 3 calor gas friers, 2 6 Burner calor gas ovens, an electric convection oven, calor gas tandoori oven, numerous fridges, freezers and drinks cabinets.The business has weekly winter sales in the region of £2,000 and summer sales in the region of £6,000.The business benefits also from its own large private car park which is ideal to capture passing trade from the busy A9 road.