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Food Service Businesses: Bistros
England: Norfolk
Annual Sales
£220,000 Ex Vat
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The historic train station at Wymondham is a landmark site. Built up from being a small café some six years ago, this business now represents a great opportunity for the next owner to capitalise on the foundations laid by the vendors. Situated on the busy main line from Norwich to Cambridge and all points East, there is a constant footfall from commuters, visitors and locals.

Rarely does such a characterful enterprise such as this come to market and we suggest an early viewing as this will not be around for long.


We are advised turnover is in the region of £220,862.00 p.a with the high G.P you would expect from this type of business. Run by the vendors with the assistance of a chef and seven part time employees there is massive scope for growth by extending the hours, the menu and by advertising the offering more extensively.

Benefitting from an income of nearly £14,000 p.a from a long-established dog grooming parlour and from letting rooms in the attached two bed house, this reduces the net rent for the business to a very low level. There is a full alcohol licence which is not exploited. There is scope for functions, letting the two meeting rooms and of course, opening in the evenings with a full menu.

This really does present a rare opportunity for an experienced caterer to expand and grow this landmark site into a very profitable concern.

We are advised that the land opposite the station may shortly be developed as a park with housing creating a walkway to the thriving town centre.

There is potential to increase business as the currently owners only advertise on social media.


This really is the most unique and lovely of settings. Being the former station buildings at Wymondham the history oozes from the walls. Lovingly restored and presented still as was, the atmosphere within is a delight. The main room is light and airy and has retained many original features and benefits from full air conditioning. From the former station masters desk to the row of seats from a former carriage, there are many nods to its former use. The wooden floors made from reconditioned scaffolding boards have been polished and reflect the patina of age imbuing the room with a warm glow. The bar/servery has been hand built to continue the wooden theme and the original fireplace forms a centrepiece along one of the walls. The second dining room is more intimate and contains many British Rail artefacts and pieces of memorabilia that really create a great atmosphere.

Between the two rooms are some 56 covers and it is no exaggeration to say it is really a delight as the whole has been completely refurbished with no expense spared.

Outside on the main platform there are tubs of cascading flowers, signboards, displays all geared to entice the traveller from the trains. Being a main line station, it is not uncommon for commuters to stop by and for tourists to make it a destination stop on their travels.

The kitchen is spread between two good sized rooms and contain all the necessary equipment for the smooth running of a commercial enterprise. The range is of sufficient quality to easily support a full menu in the evening if desired. There is more than sufficient storage, freezers and chillers to satisfy the most demanding of chefs.

The bar/servery benefits from a chilled serve over, ample work surfaces, a full EPOS system and plenty of work space.

There are two large rooms, currently unused, which could easily be converted to meeting rooms for up to a dozen people. We are led to believe there is demand in the town for such a facility.

Outside is a large garden with a Thomas The Tank Engine and there is a large amount of parking to the front.

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