Royal Oak, Barrington

Leasehold for Sale

Rent: New 'Free of Tie' Lease Available - Rental Offers Invited per annum

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Established freehouse dating back to the 16th century, situated in a superb, unopposed village location 7 miles from Cambridge

Key Points

  • 400 sq m Gross External Area - (4,306 sq ft)
  • New 'free of tie' lease available
  • Established, profitable business in enviable location south west of Cambridge
  • Mutliple interconnecting trade areas- c. 80+ internal covers supported by well-equipped commercial kitchen
  • Dedicated parking area (30 spaces) plus garden and patio areas
  • EPC Rating: C (63)


The Royal Oak occupies a prominent, greenside position in the village of Barrington, situated 7 miles from Cambridge. The village is famous for its picturesque village green, spanning 800m and covering 22 acres, supposedly the longest in Europe. The Royal Oak is unopposed within the village.


The Grade II Listed, detached character building is of Tudor design, under thatched and tiled roof. It is predominantly arranged over two floors, with a conservatory and single storey extension to the rear. 

The ground floor provides highly characterful and flexible trade space, including spacious bar area, ‘top snug’, side dining and extended restaurant and conservatory area to the rear. In total these areas cater to 80+ covers.  There is a well-equipped commercial trade kitchen, including walk in chillers, wash up and storage. Male & female WCs are also present along with a basement cellar.

The first floor provides a substantial self-contained flat including three double bedrooms and two bathrooms, all of which have been recently refurbished.  The accommodation could be retained for staff/manager, or converted to letting rooms.

Externally, the pub is set back from the road fronting the green with a patio and garden area, which is predominantly laid to lawn and has picnic tables providing circa 60 covers.  The tarmac car park has ample space to accommodate 30 vehicles. In addition there is open storage and a service yard to rear along with two single storey outbuildings providing staff accommodation and dry stores.


The ground floor footprint of the public house (GEA) extends to 348m² (3,745ft²).  The single storey outbuildings have a ground floor footprint (GEA) of 368ft² and 176ft² respectively.

Measurements are taken from digital mapping and are approximate.


We are advised that the property is Grade II Listed and also falls within a Conservation Area. It is our clients intention to build a residential dwelling on the southeast corner of the site. Further information is available at South Cambridgeshire District Council's website at planning ref S/2933/18/FL.  

Trading Information

Turnover is currently in the region of £10-12,000 per week (gross). The trade is split 60:40 in favour of dry sales. There is significant potential to increase trade. 


The property is available by way of a new FRI lease for a term to be agreed. The new agreement will be within the provisions of the Landlord & Tenant Act (1954).

We are inviting rental offers (per annum) and a premium will be payable for the extensive fixtures & fittings and goodwill.

Alternatively, freehold offers will also be entertained.

Rates & Charges

Business Rates
£12,694.00 per annum (based on a Rateable Value of £26,500)
Council Tax
£1122.2 per annum (Band A)

31 West Green
CB22 7RQ