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Property Particulars: 

The property comprises an attractive corner building where Sawclose meets Upper Borough Walls and Barton Street.

Prime Bath city centre leasehold restaurant/bar

  • High footfall sought after location
  • Surrounded by national operators and retailers
  • Accommodation extends to circa 3,800 sq ft
  • Formerly licensed until 2am


Bath is a highly desirable and affluent historical city being designated a World Heritage Site in recognition of its international cultural importance. The property occupies a prime city centre location fronting Sawclose, an established and high footfall leisure destination which links to the main retail pitches, as well as Southgate shopping centre. The property is surrounded by a number of national and independent leisure operators including Giggling Squid, Zizzi, Five Guys, Pizza Express, Las Iguanas, The Oven, Amarone, Pintxos and Vino Vino, as well as the Theatre Royal Bath.


The property comprises an attractive corner building where Sawclose meets Upper Borough Walls and Barton Street. The premises are arranged over basement, ground and upper floors and enjoy plenty of natural light. The property is part-fitted at basement, ground and first floor and includes extraction equipment and various commercial kitchen appliances, as well as a wooden bar servery and dumb waiter.


The property has traded as a bar and restaurant for a number of years, being situated amongst an array of restaurant and leisure operators. This is a desirable location given the high levels of footfall and complementary operators nearby and the accommodation lends itself to a variety of restaurant and bar uses.



Benefitting from two entrances on Sawclose, the ground floor accommodates a bar servery, customer seating areas and a central staircase leading to some additional seating, as well as providing access to the basement level. The ground floor has wooden floorboards and a mix of patterned wallpaper and wood panelled walls.


A wooden staircase with metal frame and handrail leads to the basement accommodation. This comprises a further customer seating area with Altro flooring and exposed stone walls. Ancillary accommodation includes a commercial kitchen, with extraction canopy and various cooking appliances, as well as male and female customer WCs.

Pavement vaults provide additional storage space. At lower basement level is further storage space within pavement vaults, and a meter cupboard.

At lower basement level is further storage accommodation within pavement vaults, as well as a meter cupboard.

First Floor

The first floor is accessed by a secondary staircase adjacent to the ground floor bar servery, and comprises a second commercial kitchen with extraction canopy and a walk-in cold store. Further accommodation includes a private dining space with fireplace.

Second Floor

The second floor comprises a manager's office and a staff room fitted with domestic kitchen appliances.

Third Floor

At third floor there is further ancillary accommodation, comprising two separate rooms, each with its own fireplace and windows overlooking Sawclose.

Floor Areas

The property has been measured in accordance with the RICS Code of Measuring Practice on a Gross Internal Basis as follows:-

Ground 79.53 sq m 856 sq ft

Basement 132.11 sq m 1,422 sq ft

Lower Basement 59.83 sq m 644 sq ft

First 40.79 sq m 439 sq ft

Second 19.79 sq m 213 sq ft

Third 19.79 sq m 213 sq ft

TOTAL 351.84 sq m 3,787 sq ft


The property is available by way of a new lease on terms to be agreed. The guide rent is £50,000 per annum and will be subject to 4 yearly rent reviews. The lease will be drafted on full repairing and insuring terms.


The building is Grade II Listed and situated within the Central Bath Conservation Area.


The property benefitted from a Premises Licence that permitted trade until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. An ingoing tenant will need to make a new licensing application to Bath and North East Somerset Council.

Business Rates & Council Tax

The property is in an area administered by Bath & North East Somerset Council. The 2017 Rateable Value has been assessed at £28,000.


An EPC has been commissioned and further information will be available on request.


We are advised the premises are connected to all mains services.


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Strictly by appointment through Fleurets' West and South Wales office on 0117 923 8090.

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Valuer Name: 

Fleurets' West and South Wales office

Valuer Telephone : 

0117 923 8090


BA1 1EY Bath
United Kingdom