A617 Eastbound, Chesterfield
- Fully equipped and refurbished portacabin building which must be viewed to be appreciated
- Prominent lay-by position with inside seating for 12 with additional outdoor seating
- Secure container included providing excellent on-site storage
- A viewing is essential to appreciate the opportunity on offer.
A rare and excellent opportunity to acquire a beautifully set up roadside cafe, which has built up an enviable reputation with a loyal customer base coming from far and wide.
Situated in a prominent position on the Eastbound A617 towards Doe Lea and Mansfield, within the first lay-by off Junction 29 of the M1 Motorway.
The Pod is set within a well fitted-out Portacabin building, having been refurbished by the present owners to provide a welcoming roadside café that is fully equipped and ready to trade.
Providing spacious inside seating for 12 (with the potential to increase the table count), additional seating outdoors and a well-proportioned and an excellently equipped kitchen area with wipe-clean wall boarding throughout, The Pod provides an excellent opportunity to acquire a fully established business.
The current owner also added a container to the rear which provides excellent secure onsite storage for the business, housing the gas bottles and generator which was renewed in September 2021. There is also a Portaloo toilet facility which is owned and emptied on a regular basis at reasonable cost.
The business provides a well-developed menu of freshly prepared and cooked breakfasts, omelettes, hot and cold sandwiches, curries and salad boxes, with the addition of mouth-watering freshly baked cakes, all made with high quality ingredients that have seen the business develop a loyal and ever-expanding customer base, with several requests for outside catering which is now provided. The business operates with a 5* Hygiene rating.
The business also provides an excellent opportunity to expand into other areas of operation such as external catering, which the current owners have already accommodated.
The business does not currently have a huge online presence, instead relying on its reputation for quality and prominent position, however this is an area which provides exceptional potential for growth with a website and social media advertising.
The business currently operates Monday to Friday, 6.30am to 2.00pm, and Saturdays 6.30am to 12.00pm which provides the potential for extended hours if desired, with the market there for an afternoon/ evening opening.
The Portacabin premises, Portaloo and container are owned, with no rent or rates to pay. The roadside café is well-established, having operated for many years.
There are no business rates payable at the present time for qualifying occupiers
Strictly by appointment with Fishwick & Co. (01246 558995)