Bear & Eden

Price Variable
Offers Invited
  • Turnkey operation - established and successful business
  • Fully fitted and licensed café/restaurant in desirable area
  • Open-plan trade areas for c. 90 covers
  • Presented in excellent order throughout
  • Outdoor trade patio and 2 dedicated parking spaces
  • 5-year FRI lease commencing 1st March 2021

Stansted Mountfitchet is a thriving, affluent village located 35 miles north of London, close to the border with Hertfordshire, approximately 3 miles north of Bishop's Stortford. Easy access is provided to the M11, junction 8, via the A120. Stansted Mountfitchet Rail Station is a short walk from the property. Bear & Eden is located on the main retail and commercial thoroughfare, characterised by a number of independent retailers, with a number of pay and display car parks within walking distance, as well on street parking outside.


Bear & Eden occupies a characterful, Listed two-storey 18th century timber-framed and weather-boarded building on a brick base. The property is presented in excellent order and has a wealth of features and natural light throughout.

The ground floor entrance opens to a staircase which leads to the impressive upper ground floor, which is open-plan and features a vaulted ceiling and attractive exposed timber beams. This floor caters for c. 60 covers and is large enough to be subdivided to create individual spaces. The lower ground floor comprises a further trade dining area for c. 30 covers, along with the trade kitchen, which is replete with commercial extraction. Toilets are located via a corridor to the rear, along with a pot wash room.

Stairs lead to a first floor office/store room, which has the potential to also be used as a trade space/private hire area.

Externally, there is a delightful trade patio to the side of building with tables for c. 16 covers. The property also provides two dedicated off-road parking spaces. 


The property benefits from permitted use Class 'E'. We are advised that the property is Grade II listed and is situated within a Conservation Area. The relevant Local Authority is Uttlesford District Council 


The property is held on a 5-year lease from 1st March 2021 with  3.5 years remaining unexpired at a rent of £19,500 per annum, exc VAT. The agreement is outside the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954. Consideration will be given to offers on the basis of a lease extension.


Premium offers are invited for the the leasehold interest, goodwill, website, social media and trade inventory.

Fixtures & Fittings

The premises is well fitted and all the trade inventory is to be included in the sale of the business, including all the kitchen equipment, appliances, tables and chairs.

The Business

Bear & Eden is a family-run café and restaurant which was established in 2019. In addition to casual dining, the premises affords the possibility of accommodating private hire for events, such as baby showers, christenings, birthday parties, funeral receptions etc. The business presents an excellent and rare turnkey opportunity in an affluent and desirable village. Trading information can be provided to genuinely interested parties. 

Rates & Charges

Business Rates: £6,044.14 (Based on a Rateable Value of £14,250)

Stansted Mountfitchet
31 Lower Street
Post Code
CM24 8LN
Reference Number
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