Shakespeare Bar & Grill

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Shakespeare Bar & Grill


8 Williamson Square
L1 1EL



Guide Price:

Price including all business fixtures, fittings and goodwill but excluding all stock £115,000.

Other Key Points:

  • Located within Liverpool's vibrant shopping area
  • Profitable business
  • Outside pavement licence for approximately 30 covers
  • 02.00 a.m. premises licence


Additional Information


The Shakespeare is a popular and busy bar & grill located on Williamson Square, Liverpool city centre. The square has a very high level of footfall being close to major stores, the Playhouse Theatre and a short walk from the popular Liverpool One shopping area. It is also adjacent a main bus terminal.

Property Description

Ground Floor - Bar

The entrance in the Shakespeare is from Queens Square and leads into the bar area which is furnished with fixed wall seating, tables, chairs and bar stools. The interior decoration is of a high specification and is maintained on a regular basis.

The bar servery is equipped with bottled beer cooling cabinets, a glass washer, and EPOS till and a range of beer and lager dispensers.

Accessible toilets are located at the rear of the bar area.

First Floor - Restaurant Bar

The first floor is accessed either by an external or internal staircase which leads to a generous and well-presented trading area and is furnished with seating booths, fixed wall seating, loose tables and various styles of chairs. The floor is polished wood throughout.

The restaurant is served by a well-equipped bar servery with bottled beer cabinets, a glass washer, spirit optics and draught beer and lager dispensers.


The kitchen is well equipped with a full range of stainless-steel preparation areas and fitments and meets all local authority and public health standards and carries a maximum 5* award issued by Liverpool City Council.

A refrigerated beer store together with ample dry storage areas are located on this floor.

Ladies and Gents toilet facilities are situated on this floor.

Balcony Mezzanine

Mainly reserved for private parties, this area is furnished with loose chairs and tables.

Fixtures & Fittings

All fixtures and fittings are to be included in the sale. Any items that are owned by a third party or personal to our clients will be exempt.


The Shakespeare has the benefit of air conditioning throughout, gas supply, internal/external CCTV, intruder alarm and a fire detection system.

Permitted Hours

Licensed Trade Associates has not examined any licence documentation and any future buyer must arrange with their solicitors to verify this information.

08.00 a.m. until 02.00 a.m. Monday to Sunday.

Energy Performance Certificate

An Energy Performance Certificate is being prepared by our client and will be made available to prospective purchasers in due course.


The business has the benefit of a remaining 15-years of a 21-year lease. The present rent is £75k plus VAT per annum which includes the property’s water rates; the rent is reviewed every 5 years. Business rates payable 2022/23 is £17k per annum.


There are management accounts available to seriously interested parties following a formal accompanied viewing.

Guide Price

Price including all business fixtures, fittings and goodwill but excluding all stock £115,000.

Viewing And Confidentiality

All arrangements to view are strictly by appointment through Mr Bob Collins and no approaches whatsoever must be made to the owner or the business. For an appointment to view please telephone Bob Collins on 07721 329999.

Agents Notes

Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries as to the adequacy and present condition of all service installations and related equipment at the property, whether or not referred to in these particulars. Licensed Trade Associates for themselves, and the vendors or lessors of this property, whose agents they are give notice that - (1.) The particulars are set out as a general outline only, for guidance to intending purchasers or lessees, and do not constitute either in whole or part of an offer or contract. (2.) All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details are given without responsibility and intending Purchasers or Tenants should not rely on them as statements or representation of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of same. (3.) No persons in the employment of Licensed Trade Associates has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property. All prices are quoted exclusive of VAT unless otherwise indicated.