- 1 What is the average rent for a pub?
- 2 How do I lease a pub?
- 3 Is a pub profitable?
- 4 How much does a pub turnover?
- 5 Can I run a pub with no experience?
- 6 What is the difference between a pub tenancy and lease?
- 7 How are pub rents calculated?
- 8 Is it worth running a pub?
- 9 Can I buy a pub and live in it?
- 10 Can I run a pub?
- 11 What is a good profit margin for a pub?
- 12 Is owning a pub profitable UK?
- 13 Do pubs make more money on food or drink?
What is the average rent for a pub?
A Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors benchmarking survey from 2017 put the average pub rent at £87,357 in London; over £40,000 in both south east and south central; and £25,550 in the north west. No region’s average rent was under £20,000, with the national average at just under £38,000.
How do I lease a pub?
To rent a pub you just need to:
- Find a pub that is available to let with either a pubco, brewery or a private pub landlord.
- Agree the terms of a pub tenancy.
- Undergo certain mandatory checks and credit checks by the landlord to make sure you are suitable for running a pub.
Is a pub profitable?
For a London pub or bar, Euroboozer states that gross profit has to be in the region of 70% in order to be sustainable. The Rake was making a 66% gross profit margin on the Cloudwater beer. It estimates that the average price of pint in the UK is now £3.60, with the average price in London coming in at £4.20.
How much does a pub turnover?
Rural character pubs with a 50:50 split on food and drink with an average weekly turnover of £5,000: Average operating cost £1,620; average profit £2,465; average divisible balance £845; average rent £422.50.
Can I run a pub with no experience?
Can you run a pub with no experience? The simple answer is yes. If you’ve had experience of working in, or running, a pub before that’s great, but it’s not a requirement. The most important qualities you need are dedication, determination and a passion to make your business succeed.
What is the difference between a pub tenancy and lease?
A lease or leasehold agreement means you, as the licensee, take on the right to occupy the pub for a fixed term to run the pub as their own business. One of the key differences to a pub tenancy is that you are solely responsible for the cost of running a pub including all the repairs and maintenance for the building.
How are pub rents calculated?
As I said above, the majority of rents on pubs are calculated by the landlord with reference to two important theoretical factors: FMT (Fair Maintainable Trade or Turnover) and the ability of a Reasonably Competent Operator (RCO) or Reasonably Efficient Operator (REO).
Is it worth running a pub?
The answer is definitely yes. The potential is certainly there. A successful pub can provide not just a great lifestyle but a good income too. Running a pub may be a sociable job, but it is still a business even if your mates are sitting at the bar.
Can I buy a pub and live in it?
Although pubs have flexible A4 planning investors could apply for planning to convert the building into residential property. Planning would typically take 2-3 months for consent and for a complete change of use but raising a conventional mortgage would not be possible.
Can I run a pub?
The simple answer is yes. If you’ve had experience of working in or running a pub before that’s great, but don’t worry it’s not a requirement. The most important qualities you need are dedication, determination and a passion to make your business succeed.
What is a good profit margin for a pub?
The average net profit margin for a bar is between 10 and 15%. The gross profit margin is the difference between total restaurant sales revenue and cost of goods sold (COGS). The net profit margin is what’s left of the gross profit margin after all operating expenses have been taken care of.
Is owning a pub profitable UK?
Profit levels will vary considerably from pub to pub. A community wet led pub with a turnover of £8,000 per week might enjoy a gross profit of £4,000, and total operating costs of £3,000. A town centre pub/bar on the other hand might have a £10,000 weekly turnover, gross profits of £5,000 and operating costs of £3,000.
Do pubs make more money on food or drink?
Pubs have started making more money from food than drinks for the first time, according to a new report. Falling beer sales have led to landlords increasingly relying on meals to boost profits, figures in the 2010 Market Report by trade journal The Publican show.