17 York cafés, restaurants, bars and shops up for sale
Fancy doing something new in 2023?
How about running your own business? There are some tremendous small businesses in York, and some are looking for new owners.
The companies listed below are trading and thriving, but their owners are looking to sell up and move on. See if anything takes your fancy!
Malton Road, A64
Lovers of Indian food will be well acquainted with the Jinnah on the A64. The brand is not included in the price, but the 1.2 acre site with two-storey building is. Rateable value: £34,250. In the April 2023 Rating List this is shown as £36,000.
Main Street, Bishop Wilton, York
The popular pub includes four en-suite letting rooms, a large beer garden and four bedroom private accommodation. It’s also free of tie.
The Bluefin Fish and Chip Shop
Hull Road, York
Asking price £220K
Started in 2010, and run by the current owners since 2018, it is highly rated by its customers as online reviews show. “The business has now come to the open market due to our clients desire to pursue other business interests,” say the agents.
FortyFive Vinyl Café
29 Micklegate, York
£69,500 for the goodwill of the business, fixtures and fittings, plus stock
Opened by Dom White and Dan Kentley in August 2017, FortyFive is popular with lovers of good music, good food and drink and good times. It has a flexible trading space suitable for events, and 50 covers.
The Piccadilly Café Bar
Opened by the team behind The Habit on Goodramgate in 2019, The Piccadilly Café Bar is a bright and airy space that has become popular both for a daytime coffee or lunch or night time drink.
Wine Stories and Corner Café
24 Parliament Street, York
Refurbished and opened in 2020 by Stamatios Koulouris and his partner Maria Dendia – who run the nearby Stam and Maria Greek Corner Café – Wine Stories has quickly become a favourite. It seats 40 in the restaurant, with another 24 covers outside, and has a weekly turnover of £9,000 to £10,000. And their Greek Corner Café is on the market too, for £125,000.
27 Walmgate, York
Owner Emma Grubb announced this sale on the Botanic Facebook page in December. Selling all manner of beautiful plants, Botanic has grown in the five years since it opened on Walmgate. “The combination of me not living in Yorkshire since April 2021, my new young family, a house renovation and my main job as an ecologist – I am finding the extra work with Botanic just a little bit too much at the moment and I need to let something go,” Emma wrote.
“Botanic has so much more potential to grow… a local (even national) delivery service, botanical workshops, plant styling and maintenance for businesses, markets and events.”
No.3 at Castlegate
3a Castlegate, York
The bar and bistro, specialising in local gins, is on the revitalised street of Castlegate. It has around 40 covers set out with recently re-fitted seating, and is a “potentially highly profitable business”.
10 Newgate, York
The particulars say it all: “The business has been established for over 20 years, and is a corner of foodie heaven in the heart of historic York, nestled at the side of The Shambles Market. Currently operating on convenient opening hours, achieving impressive sales and takings. Takings £250,000 per annum, £5,000 per week, with substantial profits achieved.”
39 Stonegate, York
Wunderplay is the indie eco-friendly children’s toy shop providing a unique range of wooden toys and gifts from brands that sustainably source Earth-friendly materials. The business also has an online store. The rent is £19,200 per annum.
The Prickly Pear
40 Holgate Rd, Holgate, York
This Holgate cafe and deli is well known for its friendly atmosphere. It specialises in cheeses, charcuterie, pastries, award-winning pies, coffee and homemade cakes, and serves breakfast, lunch & afternoon tea. “Takings projected as £130,000 per annum, with substantial profits achieved,” say the agents
61 Clifton, York
With a reputation for delicious cakes and light meals made on the premises, Cakes D’licious has a prominent position on Clifton. There’s a large serving counter to the front sales area and a baking/preparation area to the rear with a range of catering equipment. There is seating over the two floors for up to 36 covers plus a small outside area.
22/23 High Ousegate, York
This large shop on High Ousegate is well established – and you get a lot of space for your money. There’s “a double fronted ground floor sales area, with spacious ancillary accommodation over three upper floors and basement,” according to the sales particulars. The property is let on a 10 year full repairing and insuring lease at a passing rent of £65,000 a year.
The Three Hares
Main St, Bilbrough, York YO23 3PH
Asking price on request
The Three Hares is free of tie and is described as a “lovely village pub in a pleasant setting close to the city of York and the nearby A64 dual carriageway”. It has a beer garden and patio, plenty of parking, and three bedroom living accommodation.
Castle Howard Ox
Townend Street, York YO31 7QA
Freehold – Offers in excess of £450,000
There were plans to turn the Castle Howard Ox into student flats but this was rejected by the council. The pub dates back to the 1830s and includes a bar, lounge and enclosed patio, plus five bedrooms.
The Bay Tree, Stillington
Main Street, Stillington, York YO61 1JU
Freehold – £400,000
Described as a “super pub in a picturesque village”, the Bay Tree includes an 80-cover restaurant. There’s also a beer garden and patio and three bedrooms. It generates sales of about £7,500 per week.
Rose & Crown, Sutton on the Forest
Main Street, Sutton-on-the-Forest, York YO61 1DP
For sale – £595,000; to let – £45,000 per annum
The agents describe the location as “one of the most affluent parts of York”, adding: “The Rose & Crown stands in the heart of the village and is easily found, being in a prominent position. It stands well on the village street and has the benefit of a car park and lawned Beer Garden to the rear.”