Dolphin, Thetford

Freehold for Sale

Price: Offers in the Region of £255,000 Ex VAT (exc VAT)

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Delightful pub located half a mile from Thetford town centre

Key Points

  • 0.28 Acres - (0 ha)
  • Freehold for sale with the benefit of vacant possession
  • Refurbished (2013) internal trading areas- c. 60 covers
  • Large, well-equipped trade kitchen and dedicated parking
  • Self-contained function room (40 covers) at the rear of the site
  • 3 double-bed accommodation including a domestic kitchen
  • EPC Rating: E(104)


Thetford (population circa 24,340) is a busy market town 12 miles north of Bury St Edmunds easily accessed from the A11. The Dolphin is located just away from the town centre on Old Market Street opposite the Ford Place nursing home in a very pleasant residential area.


The Dolphin is primarily a 2 storey brick built property with flint rendering. It benefits from a single storey rear extension. There is an adjoining outbuilding- a function room for 40 covers- at the rear of the site.

The internal trade area incorporate a number of contemporary features and caters to c. 60 dining covers from a wooden servery. Male & female WCs are also present. A well-equipped trade kitchen with 2 prep areas is situated to the rear of the bar. There is access to the basement cellar from behind the servery. 

The large, self-contained private accommodation is situated at 1st floor level and consists of 3 double bedrooms, lounge, bathroom and domestic kitchen. The accommodation benefits from external staircase access. 

A tarmac CP provides spaces for c. 12-15 vehicles. There is a trade decking area (20 covers) along with a further 6 picnic benches on a grassed trade garden overlooking Castle Mott. Adjacent to the function room are storage areas which include a dedicated ground floor cellar for the bar area in the function room. 


The area of the site, as measured from digital mapping, is approximately 0.28 acres or 1,113m² and the ground floor footprint of the public house extends to 349m² (3,754 ft²).


We are advised that the outlet is Grade II listed and falls within a Conservation Area. 

The subject premises have the benefit of use class A4 (drinking establishments) as per the Town and Country Planning (Use Orders) Orders 1987. 

The relevant local authority is Breckland District Council. 

Trading Figures & Turnover

Our client is not in occupation and therefore does not have access to detailed trading information.

Fixtures & Fittings

All Fixtures & Fittings remaining in the Property owned by the Vendor will be included in the sale. The sale excludes any third party owned items such as beer raising equipment. 

Rates & Charges

Business Rates
£8,874.00 per annum (based on a Rateable Value of £18,000)
Council Tax
£1111.17 per annum (Band A)

35 Old Market Street
IP24 2EQ