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Queens Head

Front Street, Chester Le Street, Durham

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  • Substantial ground floor trading areas
  • Central location in Chester-Le-Street
  • Private accommodation spread across the upper floors
  • Customer parking facilities to the rear of the property for approximately 15 vehicles
  • Considerable scope for a range of uses subject the necessary consents
Chester-Le-Street is a market town located in County Durham in the northeast of England approximately 10 miles southwest of Sunderland and 11 miles south of central Newcastle, with a population of circa 24,000. The property is located in the centre of Chester-Le-Street on Front Street which is the main arterial thoroughfare running through the town. The immediate surrounding area comprises a mix of predominantly retail and licenced property in addition to private residential dwellings which are spread throughout. The site also benefits from accessible transport links including the A1 and A167 which connect Chester-Le-Street to surrounding areas such as Gateshead and Newcastle to the north and Durham to the south.
The Queens Head is a predominantly three-storey detached building of traditional brick construction with rendered and painted elevations and later additions to the rear; collectively the building sits beneath a number of pitched tile roofs.
Internally, the trade areas are split into two distinct sections comprising a main bar area to the right-hand side upon entry; this area contains a U-shaped bar servery and booth seating for approximately 20 covers. The trading area continues through to the rear of the property where there is a larger bar area suitable for an additional 40 covers. Both spaces are currently arranged for informal drinking and dining.
Ancillary trade areas comprise customer WC's, ground floor catering kitchen and cellarage with associated stores in addition to a staff WC, managers office and plant/boiler room which are located on the first floor. There is also a basement area.
Private accommodation is located across the first floor and comprises three double bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, bathroom and WC. The second floor comprises an additional four rooms.
Externally and to the rear of the premises, there is a small trade patio with a smoking solution, beer garden and a customer car park with space for approximately 15 vehicles.

Ground floor GIA of approximately 3,988 square feet.
The building sits on a plot amounting to circa 0.456 acres.

The Queens Head offers considerable scope for local and regional public house operators and restaurateurs. The property has potential for a range of uses, subject to the granting of relevant permissions, and is also likely to be of interest to local developers and builders.
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Henry Boshier
Agency Surveyor
North & Midlands
0113 8800 850 07800 580 659