Ruby Lou's Wakefield

55 Bishopgate Walk, The Ridings Centre, Wakefield, WF1 1YB

  • Ruby Lou's Wakefield
  • Ruby Lou's Wakefield
  • Ruby Lou's Wakefield
  • Ruby Lou's Wakefield

Ruby Lou's Wakefield

Well Appointed Central Site

Ruby Lou's is situated in the heart of Wakefield in the Ridings Shopping Centre in a location that see's high daily footfall, and untapped potential in the evening trade. There are 12,000 adults in a 20 minute walk time, in an area typified by couples and families. We need this site to be given a larger digital presence, with increased opening hours, to appeal to those looking for a midweek treat in conjunction with the opening of new leisure facilities in the centre.

This is a cosy welcoming bistro bar that has a great reputation in the centre for a wonderful home cooked hearty meal alongside a refreshing pint! Core trading hours at the Riding Shopping Centre are 9am - 5.30pm, which showcases the importance of preserving and improving a great food and coffee offering for Ruby Lou's at its busiest time, however the cinema and car park are open later than this. Currently, the site is trading until 5.30pm and closed on a Sunday - demonstrating ample potential for growth in trade for its next operator.

Ruby Lou's has one open trading space and needs its next operator to digitally develop the site making it more visible and attractive for the customer - this can be done through the installation of a card machine, Wi-Fi and improvement of its online presence on places such as Google, Facebook and Instagram. There is a great opportunity here to premiumise the drinks offer at the site, with the potential addition of live sports and games if feasible with your vision for the site.

There are some proposals for regeneration of Wakefield city (see below link for more info) -

BDM Vision:

Ruby Lou's is in a fantastic central location that has a brilliant volume of footfall during the day. The site has a great kitchen, and we need the next operator to exploit this to maximise trade during and after shopping centre opening hours and on a Sunday. A new online marketing refresh and campaign would see lots of new custom flowing in to the site!

Enthusiastic Food Focussed Operator Wanted

If you are looking to take on a site with room for improvement this is the ideal one for you. We need someone who is passionate and interested in maximising custom from the local area through increased open hours. Our ambition is to maintain and improve the food offering at this busy bustling site to ensure trade continues at a high level. We see this through the modernisation of the offer, and improvement in digital presence.

Pub Features

  • Rolling Tenancy
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Weekly Billing
  • Monthly Billing

Trading Area & Facilities

Trading Area & Facilities

Internally, Ruby Lou's has traditional decor and a welcoming feel. It is home to one large bar area that has a good volume of seating (60 covers), and a well-appointed commercial kitchen. The site also has our top of the range Smart Dispense system to ensure all our draft is as cool and clean as possible with minimal wastage.

Externally, the site looks on to the internal shopping parade of the Ridings Shopping Centre, with large signage and up lighting. There is space externally to put up eye-catching A-Boards. There is car parking in the Shopping Centre and on-street parking nearby.

Private Accommodation

Private Accommodation

There is no private accommodation available at the site.

Premises Licence Details

Please refer to the premise licence in the downloads section for further information.

Premises Licence Opening Hours

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
10:00 - 01:00 10:00 - 01:00 10:00 - 01:00 10:00 - 01:00 10:00 - 01:00 10:00 - 01:00 12:00 - 00:00


Annual Rent £
Estimated Annual FMOP (Licensee Profit) £
Representative HEINEKEN UK Brand Discount Per Barrel £
Estimated Annual Turnover £
Estimated Annual Barrelage

“The above figures are provided as a guide only and will be finalised as part of the commercial agreement (please download the rent model from Trading Information section for full financial details).

** All figures quoted are exclusive of VAT

*** FMOP = Fair Maintainable Operating Profit


Ingoing Costs
Estimated Licensee Fixtures & Fittings Value £
Estimated Fixtures & Fittings Valuation Fee £
Estimated Stock Valuation £
Deposit Amount £
Rent In Advance £
Training Fee £
Estimated Designated Premises Supervisor / Manager Fee £
Premises Licence Fee £
Rates Assessment Fee £
Estimated Legal Fees £
Estimated Total Ingoing Costs £
Estimated Minimum Ingoing Costs £

In order to ensure a successful start-up, all applicants must have a minimum £10,000 un-borrowed funds.

The Estimated Licensee Fixtures & Fittings (F&F) Value assumes that the pub will be let on a Rolling Tenancy or Business Start-Up Agreement, where we own the majority of the F&F. The F&F Value for Full Repairing & Insuring Leases will be significantly more.

The calculation of the Estimated Minimum Ingoing Costs assumes a minimum deposit of 1 month's rent or £3,000 (whichever is greater) and that fixtures and fittings (F&F) are rented. The subsequent deposit build up and F&F rental costs are not included in the rent model or ongoing costs below.

Other SP&B Ongoing Charges
Estimated Annual Buildings Insurance £
Estimated Annual Maintenance Compliance Charge £
Estimated Annual Accountancy & Stocktaking Charge (including tills) £

The above figures are provided as a guide only and will be finalised as part of the commercial agreement (please download the rent model from Trading Information section for full financial details)

* All figures quoted are exclusive of VAT

** Deposit build up will be payable over a maximum of 24 months

*** Fixtures and Fittings annual rental fee should be estimated at 15% of the F&F value. The actual F&F value will be determined on the day of entry

**** Maintenance Compliance Charge relates to the fees for various statutory inspections

***** Estimated Legal Fees is a charge applied to your account by SP&B for creation of your Lease. You are required to engage and pay for your own solicitor - your solicitor's fees are not included in the above estimate

****** The above figures assume that rent is billed weekly in advance and that Star Pubs & Bars retain ownership of large fixtures and fittings. Initial costs for a Fully Repairing and Insuring lease will be higher as rent is invoiced monthly in advance and all fixtures and fittings must be purchased