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Licensed Cafe / Bistro

Alnwick £350,000 Freehold REF: NE1807


This business and property is located in the heart of the town in a pleasant pedestrianised street that connects Bondgate Within and Market Street. The immediate area is a mixture of retail, leisure and residential accommodation but situated within the central business district.

Alnwick is an extremely popular market town with excellent access via the A1 and with a mainline railway station at nearby Alnmouth.  Ideally placed to offer access to the Northumberland Coast, the town also its own attractions including the castle and gardens.  The town is popular with both day trippers and tourists and the recent construction of a Premier Inn on the outskirts of the town only confirms its popularity.  


Lilburns has been trading since 2005 and over this period has built up a loyal customer base and an enviable reputation for high quality food.  The menu is predominantly British with a day menu comprising traditional meals, light snacks and sandwiches that is then replaced in the evening by a menu with the accent on quality and comprising as much locally produced ingredients as possible.

The ground and first floor provide two separate dining areas with the ground floor also incorporating the main bar where there is some standing room and bar seating.  There are approximately 30 covers on each dining floor with a mixture of fixed and bench seating plus tables and chairs and the public space is in excellent order throughout. The fully fitted kitchen is on the first floor and there are staff welfare and office facilities on the top floor.

The regular customer base comprises a mixture of locals as well as people from further afield.  During the summer there is a higher proportion of visitors and the current owners have a good relationship with the local guesthouses who regularly recommend the restaurant to their guests.  This is a well-established and profitable trading opportunity with scope for development and the benefit of a freehold title.


Comprises an imposing stone built 4 storey property.

Lower Ground Floor

Ladies Toilets

Cellar / Store

Ground Floor

Service & Bar Area

Restaurant 1


First Floor

Restaurant 2

Trading Hours

Monday & Thursday                                            10am – 4pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday         10am – 10pm

Sunday                                                                  closed


Gas, electric and water are installed to the property.


The premises are assessed as follows:

Rateable Value     £10,750

Rates free incentives subject to status.


The property is available on a freehold basis.


Rating – C.

Fixtures & Fittings

The premises are extensively fitted and equipped and a full inventory would be made available prior to any exchange of contracts.

Money Laundering Regulations

In accordance with the current Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, the Purchaser or Tenant will be required to provide two forms of identification and proof of the source of income.


Washroom / Staff Welfare

Second Floor



Dry Store / Laundry

Staff W.C.

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