Unique opportunity to take a new lease on an historic London pub, suitable for restaurant or other hospitality uses with an additional two floors of residential uppers available.
The Thomas A Beckett was originally a Victorian public house, dating from 1898 but for centuries the site on the Old Kent Road has been a resting point for travellers, as mentioned in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
In more recent times the site gained a place in the history of British sport as the first floor became the training home of boxing legend Sir Henry Cooper and the sparring ground of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and Sugar Ray Leonard as they prepared for bouts in Britain.
The premises is also renowned for playing a part in the heritage of British rock music when the second floor was used as a rehearsal space for David Bowie's seminal 1972 Ziggy Stardust album.
The Ground Floor premises has a predominantly open plan trading area with a central bar and kitchen, trade kitchen & customer WC's. Original features include ornate pillars, fireplace, parquet wood flooring and exposed brickwork. 2,332 sq. ft. (216.6 sqm)
The Basement has two entrances and consists of various storage rooms, three walk in fridges, one staff room and a Kitchen prep area. 1,517 sq. ft. (140.9 sqm)
Located on the southwest side of the pub is an enclosed beer garden with seating for approximately 10 customers.
The upper parts are currently in residential use, as an HMO comprised of a four bedroom apartment on the First Floor with a roof terrace, 5 bedrooms on the Second Floor and 3 bedrooms Third Floor.
First Floor - Reception room, kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & roof terrace. 1,393 sq. ft. (129.3 sqm)
Second floor - 5 bedrooms a shower room and kitchen. 1,393 sq. ft. (129.3 sqm.)
Third floor - 3 bedrooms, a bathroom and Kitchen. 946 sq. ft. (87.8 sqm)
Totalling - 8,040 sq. ft. (746.8 sqm) including the upper parts which currently generate an income of £70,000 per annum
Whole Building to rent - £135,000 PAX
8,040 sq. ft. (746.8 sqm)
Ground Floor and Basement premises (A4 Use) - £65,000 PAX
3,849 sq. ft. (357.6 sqm)
New Lease Available. The term will be for a minimum of 20 years with a rent review at open market value every five years.
Exclusive of Service Charge and Utilities.
Business rates payable for 2018/2019 are estimated at £9,648.00 (Based on Rateable Value of £20,100.00 and using UBR of 0.48 however interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries with the local authority for confirmation.)