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Extremely successful bakery in a thriving town.

Littlehampton, West Sussex
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  • Leasehold: £59,999
  • Turnover: £104,000 £2,000 Per week
  • Net Profit: Not Applicable

Business Details

Business
Please Quote Reference B05901

Hilton Smythe are delighted to present to the market the Country Cob Artisan Bakery, a newly fitted bakery and sandwich business enjoying instant success within this thriving Town.

This much-loved bakery has already been nominated for ‘New business of the Year’ in its first 6 months of trading and is described by the council as ‘Its little gem in the centre of Littlehampton’  

This is one of the few ‘True’ bakery opportunities available now in Sussex and is particularly known for its excellent range of Sourdough breads.

The extensive bakery menu includes –

  • Oven baked loaves (white & wholemeal)
  • Soft & crusty rolls, baps & baguettes
  • White & brown sourdough loaves, large speciality sourdough loaves
  • Cotswold crunch, rolls and sourdough sticks
  • Marmite cheese straws
  • Hot & cold savoury pasties, sausage rolls & pies
  • Portuguese custard tarts (nata’s), apple turnovers, pecan tart, coconut tarts, apple turnovers, swiss, Belgium, Chelsea & bath buns, jam & custard doughnuts, iced rings, chocolate eclairs, London cheesecake, gingerbreads, chocolate fudge cakes, flapjacks, Viennese swirls, Eccles cakes, caramel chocolate slices, shortbreads, fruit pies, individual cream pies ….and more.
  • Fresh Danish pastries, morning goods, croissants & muffins
  • Filled sourdough sandwiches, filled rolls, weekly sandwich specials
  • Bean to cup coffees, pots of tea, green tea, fruit teas
  • Range of cold drinks
All menu items can be enjoyed inside or takeaway.

Many walk-in customers travel as far from Hove, Worthing, Arundel and Chichester due to its excellent range not available in their own Towns.

Our clients have operated with minimum wholesale customers due to walk in demand and currently have 4 x loyal customers.

Our clients admit the success of the business has been overwhelming and the positive feedback from local customers, businesspeople and council have been heart felt. They advise any new buyer could potentially double the current Turnover by adding any of the following –

  • Increasing the number of Wholesale customers
  • Offer a customer delivery service
  • Add outside catering – weddings/birthdays etc.
  • Double the internal & external seating capacity
  • Extend the current opening hours
  • Offer private events for local council & local companies
  • Include customer toilet
100% recommended Facebook customer feedback

5 Star Google customer reviews.

The bakery was awarded a ‘Food Hygiene Rating of 5’ by Arun District Council in May 2019.



Location
Country Cob Artisan Bakery occupies a prominent trading position along the High Street in Littlehampton, West Sussex.

The bakery sits along a busy parade of complementary businesses which include both independently run outlets, larger branded clothing retailers, the main Post Office, Sainsburys store and the Dolphin Hotel.

This end of the High Street meets Surrey Street which acts a main route to Pier road and East beach.

Littlehampton is a beautiful seaside town and pleasure harbour, the most populous civil parish in the Arun District of West Sussex. It lies on the English Channel, 19 miles west of Brighton and 10 miles east of the county of Chichester.

There is both metered parking in the neighbouring streets as well as a larger pay and display carpark at Anchor Springs.

Nearest mainline station is Littlehampton, just 2 mins walk from the business.



Premises
When our clients took over the premises it had been empty and therefore required a complete refurbishment to upgrade the unit to its current standard.

All equipment installed into the unit will be included in the sale and is estimated at a value in the region of £40,000.

Front External –

There are limited outside seating of just 2 x tables and 4 x chairs currently placed outside (due to no available internal toilet) however the council fully supports a café culture on this street and would support an application for more seating if toilet facilities were made available.

Ground Floor –

Customer seating area for 9 x covers

3 x large wall mounted blackboard menus  

Fire Extinguishers – recently services by Elite Fire Services

L shaped service counter area includes – solid wood ambient counter display with protective screening, double length glass fronted display chiller with undercounter storage, table topped hot savoury display cabinet, wall mounted fixed wooden bread shelving, vintage bread baskets, preparation counter and store cupboards, 2 x arm semi-automated coffee machine with grinder, bread slicer, glass fronted tall drinks chiller, 1 x fan deck oven, 1 x smaller fan oven, 1 x prover.

Rear Storeroom/Prep area –

Upright stainless-steel fridge, stainless stell dough mixer, tall pastry tray rack, stainless steel prep sink unit and shelving, handwash sink, fixed wooden shelving.   

First Floor –

3 x storage areas with flour store shelving, metal racking, 2 x chest freezers, boiler

Staff toilet, staff dining area, larger room includes large window (this room would make ideal secondary customer dining area)

Additional outside table & chair storage

** Please note EHO have agreed to access via the ground floor kitchen to the first-floor toilet on the condition partition walling is erected.



Tenure
We are advised the business is being sold as a Leasehold with 4 years remaining on a 5-year renewable lease paying £14,400 per year. The business benefits from full small business relief paying 0 rates in the current year.



Hours
MONDAY – SATURDAY – 7am to 4pm



Staff
The business is run and managed by our 2 clients with the help of 1 x full time bakers and 2 x part time counter staff



Financial Profile
In the first year of trading the business enjoyed a full Turnover of £104,000.

We are advised the second year is enjoyed a 25% increase in sales

Please Quote Reference B05901



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