** No Agents Please **
Centrally located between Battle Abbey and Battle railway station this established cafe was completely refurbished in 2018 to incorporate a modern, clean feel serving traditional British cooked food and a small but popular Thai menu (the chef has run a local Thai restaurant for ten years previously). Located right on the mini roundabout where William the Conquerer shot King Harold in the eye in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings according to Tony Robinson's Time team so an area of great historical significance.
A new website and Facebook page have recently been developed, and online ordering for collection has also been rolled out. A point of sale system using iPads was put in place to take orders, transmit to the kitchen where all orders are viewable on screen (with how long the order has been live) and act as a stock control system. This also incorporates all food hygiene and cleaning schedules, and the cafe was awarded a five-star food hygiene rating by Rother district council in December 2018.
The recent introduction of a new daytime and evening takeaway menus has increased turnover to nearly £2,000 per week and is only operated with two family memebers.
Outgoings are low with £5,000 per annum rent and zero business rates. There are three years left on the lease. The landlord is about to spend £25,000 on refurbishment of the outside of the building and flats above.
Our nearest competition closed permanently in July 2019
Sale price includes all new fixtures and fittings, all commercial cooking and cleaning appliances (many of which were renewed in 2018) — all cutlery and crockery which was bought as part of the refurbishment in 2018 and colour profiled. The cafe is fully CCTV protected.
Regular client base which has been growing steadily with the increasing Thai menu and expected to grow significantly with the online ordering system and take away service. Current hours are 6pm to 9pm Thursday to Satuday takeaway and delvery only. Card payments now account for 60% of turnover (100% during Covid)
Current covers are 16 internal and ten outside, but more tables can be comfortably incorporated. There is no alcohol licence currently but bring your bottle with corkage is possible or application for an alcohol license.
Male and Female toilets recently refurbished with new LED lights and electric hand drier. There is a separate lobby area for the WCs.
There is a separate storage area (“The Office” with its postal address, separate energy supply, toilet and shower facilities). There is separate access from the rear to the office so deliveries can be accepted. There is a toilet and shower in this building.
Reluctant sale of rapidly growing business due to ill health of the business owner.
- Separate outbuilding with shower and toilet.
- 5-star food hygiene rating December 2018
- Full extractor fan system
- Induction, gas and electric hotplate cooking
- 3 deep fat fryers
- Online food ordering system for collection and payment.
- Low rent £5,000 per annum payable monthly.
- Three years lease remaining.
- No business rates.
- Regular local trade and tourist trade in season.
- Option to open longer.
- Good margin.
- Electronic POS system for orders, stock control, hygiene and cleaning rota.
- Completely refurbished with new flooring, LED lights, Tables and new decoration in 2018
- CCTV protected.
- Full social media coverage.
- Turnover growing rapidly >10% per month. Increased to over £2,000 a week in November due to evening takeaway.
During Covid we have been operating a takeaway and delivery service only with approx 60% of pre-Covid turnover.
No silly offers please, you are wasting all our times. Only offers close to asking price will be considered. No agents please.
- Adjacent to Multiple Retailers
- Close to Local Amenities
- Owner Financed
- Offers Invited
- Central Position in Affluent Village
- Prime Location
- High Turnover
- Price Reduced
- Fully Fitted
- Town Centre location
- Established Business
- Potential for Alternative Use
- Open Plan Trading Area
- Attractive Business
- Small Business