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Busy Castle Cafe - Ref: 1038

Mirrelson Commercial are delighted to offer for sale this Cafe business in Rochdale, Lancashire. The business was originally established 20 years ago and has been in the hands of the current owner for two and a half years .The business is reluctantly being placed on the market due to ill health reasons within the family. The owner has worked tirelessly to achieve good local relationships with her loyal customers and always strives to introduce new ideas to the menu whenever any of her customers request something a little more unusual. Castle Café is well known for The Castle Cafe Challenger which was inspired to create the 6,000 calorie dish after watching the television show Man Versus Food. This challenge is popular with the local residents.

The owner provides deliveries and buffets to local businesses. Castle Cafe operates on a 6 day week and is currently taking advantage of the Christmas trade by opening Sunday to increase income.

The business generates a modest turnover in the region of £93,000 per annum. The rent is exceptionally low at just £80 per week and has the added bonus of being exempt from business rates.

There is scope for a new owner to increase turnover by expanding more on the deliveries/buffets and outside catering which often gets requested. This is an ideal opportunity to acquire an established cafe business with low rental and given the extensive size of the property could lend itself to many other uses to expand income.

The property itself is a 3 storey lock up premises. The main cafe area has 24 covers with further covers outside. The kitchen/cooking area is open plan in the centre of the seating area with W.C and wash hand basin. There is also a good size storage area to the ground floor of the premises. The second floor is used as additional storage but could be used to add additional seating or massive scope to utilise as another stream of income.

1st floor is in need of some minor cosmetic work but offers a very generous amount of space. 2nd floor of the property is the attic area, again which would lend itself to further storage area or other business use.


The kitchen area briefly comprises:-

1 x Queen Victoria Jacket potato oven

1 x Glass refrigerated display unit

1 x MWF Coffee maker

1 x large white fridge

1 x Glass display fridge

2 x Double 5 litre fryers

1 x Large Griddle

1 x Lincat Toaster

1 x Lincat Grill

1 x 6 Pan Bain Marie

1 x 4 Ring electric cooker

1 x Glass display unit for salads etc.

1 x Dishwasher

1 x large overhead extractor hood

1 x large double sink


The Commercial kitchen houses stainless steel preparation tables with a serve over counter

Basic Details
Sector : Food Business
Listing Type : Sold
Price (Plus SAV) : £24,950
Ref ID : 1038
Turnover : £93,000
Gross Profit : £0
Reason for Sale : ill health
Year Established : 20
Tenure : Leasehold
Terms of Tenure : Original 7 year lease
Length remaining : 4.5 years
Country : England
County : Lancashire
Town / City : Rochdale
Post Code : OL16 1SR
Longitude : W3° 50' 56.7''
Latitude : N53° 36' 56.3''
Town Centre 5 Minutes
Train Station 7 Minutes
Food Business Sold
  • Title : Busy Castle Cafe
  • Location : Rochdale
  • Reference No. : 1038
  • Tenure : Leasehold
£24,950 + SAV
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Laura Mirrelson
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