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Wonderful and rare café boat business

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CB0489 / Rightbiz


• Wonderful and rare café boat business

• Well-established – trading since 2014

• Price includes F & F, boat and business

• Genuine reason for sale

• Prime trading location – Gloucester Docks

• Mooring costs £2,500 pa

• Superb lifestyle change opportunity

• T/O £25,000 pa, huge growth potential



This wonderful and unique café business opportunity has an ideal trading position at Gloucester Docks although it can be re-located anywhere on the waterways of the United Kingdom.  The current mooring location welcomes a high volume of visitors on a daily basis who take advantage of the range of shopping facilities at Gloucester Quays, historic Docks and year-round festivals, including food, music and Tall Ships all within easy access to the city centre and the motorway network.



Chaplin Bond are delighted to be able to offer Café on the Cut for sale, trading since 2014 and is only being offered for sale because of our clients other business interests.  Currently offering home-made soups and healthier food options using locally sourced ingredients, Tapas Nights, High Teas and Picnic Cruises, the business achieves a very respectable £25,000 per annum T/O despite trading at reduced hours with huge potential for future growth.  However there are facilities for café style food and beverages if so desired.  The business caters for 11 internal covers and a variety of takeaway options and is a unique and wonderful experience for visitors.  The narrowboat is very well presented and equipped, and has been maintained, loved and cared for by the current owner.  This would make an ideal lifestyle change opportunity with early interest highly recommended.


Property Details

  • Year 1992
  • Waterways engineering – traditional 50ft
  • Beta marine 38
  • 2 x multi fuel stove, Macro heater
  • 12v 1 x starter, 4 x leisure, 4 x solar panels
  • Hull survey February 2019
  • Blacking February 2019
  • Commercial BSC May 2017
  • Commercial Gas Safety Certificate May 2019
  • Seating for 11 people – tables made from 100yr old pitched pine
  • Storage and lighting for each booth
  • Galley kitchen
  • Fully fitted and equipped
  • Double sink, 5-ring cooker, oven and grill
  • Fitted storage

Owners private living space

  • Bathroom – connected into a walk through or can be separate – corner basin, toilet and shower cubicle
  • Bedroom – double bedroom, wardrobe and storage

Engine Room

  • Beta marine 38, fitted in 2017 - 122 hours
  • Back-up power for service
  • Fully solar-powered


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Listing Details
Freehold Price: £65,000
Tenure: Freehold
Sector: Cafes, Tea Rooms, Miscellaneous Businesses
Annual Turnover: £25,000
Annual Net Profit: Available upon request
Key Features
  • High Turnover
  • Potential for Alternative Use
  • Adjacent to Multiple Retailers
  • Fully Fitted
  • Close to Local Amenities
  • Attractive Business
  • With Accommodation
  • Established Business
  • Prime Location
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