International real estate advisor Savills, on behalf of Kicking Horse Ltd, has let the former Dartmouth Arms public house in north west London to entrepreneur and multiple leisure operator Andy Bird.
The end of terrace public house fronts on to York Rise and sits within the Dartmouth Park Conservation Area, which is east of Parliament Hill and is arranged over ground floor and basement with an approximate gross internal area of 2,267 sq ft (210 sq m). The quoting rent was £70,000 per annum.
Chris Bickle, licensed leisure director at Savills, comments: “Demand for free-of-tie leases remains very strong, particularly in sought after London neighbourhoods like Dartmouth Park and Highgate where Savills recently sold The Bull to Gorgeous Pubs.”
Andy Bird also owns Fanny Nelson’s and The Chesham Arms in Hackney and is co-owner of the award winning Happiness Forgets in Hoxton, which has been voted the “8th best bar in the world”. The Chesham Arms was CAMRA’s East London and City Pub of the Year 2016.
Bird has begun a three month refit at the Dartmouth Arms and is considering a crowdfunding initiative that would allow local people to directly invest in the business. Once open, the new look pub will focus on serving local beers, a solid Sunday Roast offer and all staff will be paid the London Living Wage.
Andy Bird was unrepresented.