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Dandy Lion


Dandy Lion

35 Market Place, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1LL


The Dandy Lion is situated in the stunning Wiltshire town of Bradford on Avon. A town steeped in history and one that should be on everyone’s “must visit” list. The building itself hails from 18th Century and has been a Boot and Shoe Business, a Medicine and Wine Merchant, a Grocery, a Steakhouse, a Bar and Bistro and then in 1990, The Dandy Lion came into being and has traded under the great name ever a fascinating town where you can wander round for hours before finding somewhere welcoming and cosy, serving a great selection of drinks and fresh homemade food to relax in.


Trading Potential

Sat in the heart of a Bradford on Avon town centre, the “Dandy” as is known to the locals has a great reputation food and drink.  With its personality split amicably between thriving town centre restaurant and cosy local watering hole, the Dandy’s reputation for quality cask ale is matched by its unpretentious yet delicious menu of traditional pub fare.


New Business Partner Profile


The Dandy would benefit from an operator with solid catering experience and a desire to immerse themselves in community life in the charming town of Bradford on Avon. Marketing know-how will be vital, as there exists considerable potential to enhance awareness of all the pub has to offer amongst a wider demographic.





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Premises Licence

Sale of Alcohol

Monday to Sunday - 10:30 to Midnight

Performance of Live Music 

Monday to Friday - 12:00 to 23:00

Playing of Recorded Music

Friday to Sunday - 12:00 to 23:00

Opening Hours of the Premises

Monday to Sunday - 08:00 to 00:30


Trade Areas

This is a single bar operation to the ground floor with seating for approx. 50, and a further 40 covers to the upstairs restaurant.  The Dandy benefits from a recent refurbishment that has been carried out to a high standard.




Private Accommodation

The accommodation consists of 4 double bedrooms, lounge / diner, bathroom and separate toilet.


Capital Required

  • Deposit £8,000
  • Fixtures & Fittings TBC
  • Stock (estimated to be) £5,000
  • Working capital (minimum) 10,000
  • Total (circa) £23,000


For further information

Please call the recruitment line on 01380 723361 or complete the enquiry form on this page.