The Windsor Castle, Printworks Brewery &, Dr Hardwickes Gin Bar, Stourbridge Road, Lye, Stourbridge, DY9 7DG

Licensed Premises in Lye, Stourbridge

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Lot 132 Commercial Vacant
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Auction details:

Thursday 13th July 2023 @ 09:00AM

A Rare and Unique Opportunity To Own a Piece of History, a Successful and Established Licensed Premises, Micro Brewery, Bed and Breakfast and Offices

Property Description

A freehold prominent free house, private gin bar, micro brewery and equipment, four letting rooms, offices, external drinking area and car parking for approximately 10 vehicles. The property is situated on the busy Lye Cross Junction of Stourbridge and Pedmore Roads with easy access in and out of the car park. Accounts - A well known and popular free house with residential letting accommodation and micro brewery. The pub has recorded sales of £454,900 net of VAT for the year ending 30th September 2022, with a gross profit margin of 65% (not including any free trade or mail order sales from the Printworks Brewery)


Ground Floor: Main Bar Area with a Timber Bar servery, High Tables, Resident Piano, Further areas include a Victorian Style Fire Place, Dining Facilities (which would offer seating up to 90 covers), Trade Kitchen, Preparation/Freezer Room.
First Floor: Gin Room ideal for private parties, Customer Toilets, Four Separate Offices and Laundry Room. Four Double Rooms- two with En-Suites and two having their own private Shower Room.
The Printworks Brewery originally part of Sadlers Brewery's production plant lies to the rear of the Beer Stores and was re-branded as Printworks Brewery in 2019 including Brewery Fermenting and cold rooms, with a capacity for approximately 60 brewers barrels per week.

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Freehold – Vacant possession upon completion.


The Windsor Castle is not a Listed Building nor in a conservation area and all licenses will be available within the legal pack.

Value Added Tax

All prices are exclusive of VAT and prospective purchasers should read the legal pack for confirmation.

Auctioneer's Note

1. Further details will be available upon request or contained within the legal pack.
2. Prospective purchasers should note that stock will be available at valuation, if required.
3. Please note offers may be considered prior to the Auction Sale.

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Strictly by appointment with the Auctioneers.
Walton & Hipkiss

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