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Inn and Restaurant on the A9

Great View of Bay & Castle

To interested Parties

From The Current Owner of The Bay Owl

Mr Trevor Filshie….

Dear Restauranteur,

An Invitation to discuss a unique restaurant business opportunity

Our growing business, The Bay Owl, is doing well in the Tripadvisor columns as well as impressing a thriving and loyal regular customer base.  It would, therefore suit a Chef and with outline planning permission for up to 3 houses on the 5 acres of ground included it would also suit a young family. Unfortunately I have seen a few too many summers to do this promising business full justice in the medium to longer term and as I hit retirement age my wife and I are preparing to sell, or sell/manage a handover perhaps (for up to 2 years).

I’d welcome direct approaches which is why we’ve put this invitation up ourselves.

Here is a brief description on the business, please feel free to contact me directly or fill out the form below to find out more details.

The Bay Owl Restaurant and Snug Bar

With stunning views across Dunbeath Bay looking out towards Dunbeath Castle from an elevated position (why we called it the ‘Bay Owl’) this restaurant now has a reputation for quality food, has popular takeaway options and a snug bar for the locals and travellers. It is ideally placed where it is the only restaurant on the main Highland A9 artery for 28 miles North to Thurso and 15 miles South. Interestingly the Lands End to John O’Groats travellers often visit because of our strategic position.

Our Restaurant and Snug Bar may be very much on the map for travellers but it also has an enthusiastic and growing local reputation locally and in the surrounding villages and towns. A faithful and significant group of regular clients book and attend the restaurant for meals from a large area across the whole of the North including Dornoch, Brora, Wick, Lairg and Thurso, all now within our ‘regulars’ client catchment area. There is plenty of parking off the A9 for a full 50 cover sitting and the snug is populated regularly with after work traffic from the locals.

As a result we are a profitable business and will be able to provide up to date financial information as the VAT accounts have just been submitted for this year.

Recently re-decorated, the comfortable restaurant area can handle 50 covers all with the trademark panoramic bay views (local staff are widely available). Exterior building presentation development would ideally benefit the business here as the buildings do not, on outward appearance, do immediate justice to the impressive location and comfortable interior. One wag recently commented that we had made Lamb from  Mutton! (only referring to the exterior not matching the quality inside).

Clearly any developments here can only improve the bottom line.

We have embraced digital marketing with a new website, with links to Tripadvisor (where the reviews are very supportive averaging well into the top or ‘5th green spot’ on our reviews listing).

So feel free to give me a call if you want some more information about this unique opportunity or just want to qualify this further before deciding whether it fits. We really would like to take the business further and its position and growing (and largely glowing) reputation is a very positive starting point. After having had 3 score years already, it is too late really for me and my wife Irene to fully exploit this. We’d be keen to ensure a hand over to anyone who will take the next steps for the Bay Owl and even work alongside an investor for a reasonable time to ensure the handover is successful.

Yours faithfully

Trevor Filshie

For serious enquiries phone me directly on 01593 731356

Or email us with this link reservations@thebayowl.net

Feel free to contact me for more information or fill in the form on the right >>


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