156 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1BB


Tonbridge is one of the principal towns in north west Kent. The town is located approximately 7 miles south east of Sevenoaks and 5 miles north of Tunbridge Wells. There is easy access to the west of the town to the A21dual carriageway, which connects to the M25 (junction 5), 10 miles to the north. Tonbridge`s main line train station is a level walk, 0.5 miles to the south, at the end of the High Street. There are regular services to Charing Cross, London Bridge, Cannon Street and Waterloo East.

The subject property is situated on the north side of The River Medway, and close to Tonbridge Castle and Tonbridge School. The neighbouring retail is predominately made up of independent traders and includes The Rose & Crown Hotel.


A Grade II listed property, broadly comprising a ground floor take away use, with two upper floors providing ancillary accommodation.

The ground floor has a takeaway area with counter in the front part of the shop with steps up to freezer / storeroom, and through to a kitchen / preparation area, and a store area at the back. There is a rear courtyard and an outbuilding with a WC and store in what was the original stable.

The upper floors are accessed by an oak staircase to the rear, and with a side pedestrian access with Jeffreys Passage, they could be self-contained to provide residential accommodation in the future. There are 5 rooms, a shower room and separate WC.

Floor Areas                           sq ft                            sqm


Take Away / Front Sales         243                             22.54

Middle                                         160                             14.82

Kitchen / Prep.                          112                             10.36

Stores                                           72                                6.71

First Floor

Front                                            158                             14.71

Middle                                         181                             16.84

Rear                                             73                                6.79

Second Floor

Front                                            132                             12.27

Rear                                             172                             16.02

Outbuilding                               48                                4.50

Total                                    1351                      125.56 – net internal area


The whole building is let for a term of 20 years from 30th January 2018, without break, so over 15 years remining. The current passing rent is £14,000 per annum, exclusive of all other outgoings. There are rent review provisions at the end of the 5th, 10th & 15th years.

The tenant is obliged to keep the property in good and substantial repair and condition. The landlord is responsible for maintaining the foundations, roofs and main walls.

The lease has security of tenure protection under The Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 part II.

A copy of the lease is available on request.


The building has a C rating.


Freehold, subject to the occupational tenancy.

Guide Price

Offers in excess of £200,000.

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Strictly by appointment and accompanied.

Julie Chalmers – julie.chalmers@durlings.co.uk

Rupert Farrant – rupert@durlings.co.uk

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Property Details

Location: Tonbridge
Description: A Grade II listed building wholly let to a take away operator, comprising ground and two upper floors which are self contained, plus outbuilding.
Size: 1351 sq ft nia.
Tenure: Freehold - subject to tenancy
Price: Price - Offers invited in excess of £200,000.
Terms: For Sale - subject to the occupational lease as described.

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