Award-Winning Pottery Cafe in Scenic Oxfordshire
- Excellent Reputation
- Huge growth potential
A very exciting opportunity has emerged for a potential buyer to acquire an award-winning and unique business. For sale is a three-year-old thriving paint-your-own-pottery cafe situated in the heart of the beautiful market town of Wallingford in Oxfordshire, with a prime location on the central market square with high footfall.
Wallingford is a popular tourist town for its links to Agatha Christie and Midsummer Murders’ filming. The business benefits from the fact that the nearest competing pottery cafe is over 10 miles away.
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The business, established with a five-star hygiene rating, operates from a 30-seater creative pottery cafe. This company is formed from a unique concept also offering customer’s outstanding quality of cakes and hot and cold refreshments.
Customers come and choose blank pottery shapes to paint in their own design, anything from mugs to tiles and moneyboxes and can enjoy delicious cakes and barista coffees and loose-leaf teas, from a cosy setting - across two upper floors. The shop also offers a range of retail Decopatch supplies for customers to buy or create in store, personal commission pieces, children’s and adult's parties in their private 15-seater party room and runs hugely popular adult pottery painting evenings twice monthly. Although customers can just come in for coffee and cake without having to craft: the cafe has a strong following for their high-quality coffee and cake.
Set over three floors the business currently utilises every available space with the cafe/server area and retail selling space on the ground floor, a kiln/workshop area out the back and a further two floors of seating area. The building also has access to a currently unused long alley out the back which could be better developed and a large basement with easy access for storage.
Included in the sale is the full package, consisting of all fixtures and fittings and equipment such as kiln, coffee machine and white goods, everything as it currently stands to continue running the business including thousands of pounds of stock.
The business currently has an excellent staff member working part-time on a zero-hours contract along with the owners who work 4 days a week and 3 days a week respectively: the café is currently open for 6-days-a-week.
This sale is a completed branding package including a well-designed and informative website that attracts over 300 visitors per week and is already selling gift vouchers and craft supplies. The business has a well-established and frequently visited Tripadvisor page and Facebook page with 99% 5-star reviews on both sites. The business comes with a suite of professionally designed logos and graphics including tonnes of already made up flyers, logos and placemats. The business won ‘Best Children’s Business in Oxfordshire’ in 2016 with Muddy Stilettos and has been featured as a case study with Newable Loans along with countless appearances in various blogs and newspapers.
Intelligent Business Transfer are pleased to announce this opportunity to buy a fully operating and smooth-running business without the need to purchase anything more, it really is a business you can pick up and continue running with.
The pottery cafe comes with huge growth potential. There is high demand for adult workshops for all kinds of craft activities in this area, which the cafe is well set up to host. The adult painting evenings are usually fully booked so there’s potential to increase the frequency of these, and there’s an unlimited potential in reaching out to brownie groups, schools, nurseries and WI groups which have not yet been fully explored. There is further potential in the business’s fully designed online shop which has not yet been promoted but is ready to go.
Another area for growth is in franchising, the business is well setup with many hundreds of tools, designs and documents that make it ideal to branch out into this area.
The current owners are willing to stay on for a handover period to ensure a smooth transition.