Locally Treasured Tea Room in the Heart of Scenic Surrey
- Excellent reputation
- Loyal customer base
- Well-equipped premises
- Equipment included
- Low overheads
Situated in the picturesque village of Bletchingley in Surrey, this café and tea room has been operating successfully for 13 years.
Offering a delectable choice of homemade cakes, scones, sandwiches, quiches, soups, tea, and coffee, this business has become a local treasure amongst residents. Many visitors become repeat customers and the venue is especially popular with families. Receiving a five-star food hygiene rating in January 2020, the customer and quality always come first.
Alongside the main café, they also offer a high tea and a takeaway service. A variety of gifts, such as cards, chocolate, candles, and jewellery, are also available to purchase.
Located on the cobble-stoned high street near St Mary’s Church in Bletchingley, the cafe's redbrick exterior features a glossy grey painted frontage, with large windows to allow plenty of natural light. The contemporary colour scheme continues inside the building, where the owners have tastefully painted the furniture grey and collected a treasure trove of vintage décor. Original wood beams provide a historical charm to the space.
5 tables are spaced throughout the main café space, facilitating up to 25 guests. On the far side is the main counter where visitors can view the menu and choose from a range of freshly baked goods and an impressive cake display. A small kitchen is available to the rear of the building, which enables the owners to provide a carefully selected daily menu of fresh food. All equipment is included in the sale of Lamingtons. A new lease will be granted for the new owner.
The ideal buyer for this opportunity would be someone looking to escape a hectic city lifestyle and is instead seeking a business in a more rural setting. Despite an existing strong reputation the business could be grown further, for example by opening the premises to customers earlier in the day. Currently open from 10am and closed on a Monday, altering the hours to open earlier could attract visitors looking for a sit-down breakfast venue, or commuters searching for their morning caffeine fix or a quick takeaway breakfast.
The business does not currently have an alcohol licence, but expanding the drinks menu to include alcoholic beverages could widen profit margins on high tea and café orders. Previous enquiries returned an estimated £300 annual cost for a drinks licence. Their prestigious local reputation could be spread further afield by developing a web presence, as it currently does not have a website or social media channels.
- Residential area
- Rural setting
- Stunning views
- Village location
- No local competition