Belltower Walk, Chester CH1 2DY

Size - 3,160 Sq Ft

To let - £30,000 per annum

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Belltower Walk

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  • Café / restaurant premises in corner location overlooking Chester Cathedral.
  • Up to 3,160 sq ft over two floors. Division considered.


The premises are situated in the historic centre of Chester fronting Belltower Walk which is a pedestrian link between St Werburgh Street, The City Walls and Frodsham Street. It overlooks the Cathedral gardens and is within only a very short walking distance of primary Eastgate St, Town Hall Square and the new Storyhouse Theatre. Retailers close by on St Werburgh Street include White Stuff, Seasalt, Crew Clothing and Barbour. A location plan is attached.


The premises are currently arranged over two floors connected by a prominent central staircase and occupy a corner location with extensive frontage looking towards the cathedral and Belltower Walk Square. There is also the opportunity of utilising a balcony area although this will be subject to further negotiations as the area does not form part of the current demise.

The ground floor provides good trading space with substantial window area, a bar/counter and, adjacent, a kitchen/cellar area with a dumb waiter connecting with first floor. The first floor currently provides a more substantial kitchen and preparation area along with further restaurant/seating overlooking the cathedral gardens. Both floors provide WC facilities.

Please note that although, at the date of dictation, there were fully fitted kitchens, tables and chairs etc, these items are not included in any new lease terms agreed although may be available to purchase, subject to further negotiations.


The property has been measured on an IPMS 3 basis in accordance with the RICS Property Measurement 1st Edition:

Width (max): 49 ft (14.94 m)

Depth (max): 36 ft (10.98 m)

Reception Entrance: 80 sq ft    (7.44 sq m)

Ground Floor Trading: 1,375 sq ft (127.79 sq m)

Kitchen/Cellar:  140 sq ft  (13.01 sq m)

Two WC’s and wash hand basins

First Floor Area Trading: 815 sq ft (75.75 sq m)

Kitchen Area  640 sq ft  (59.48 sq m)

Total Area (Gross): 3,160 sq ft (293.68 sq m)


The premises currently benefit from A3 planning consent


The premises are available to lease on terms to be agreed.


£30,000 per annum exclusive.


It is understood that the premises are not currently VAT registered.

Business Rates

The Valuation Office Agency Website ( has a current Rateable Value assessment of  £33,250  creating an estimated rates payable (2019—2020) of £16,362 per annum.

Please contact the Business Rates Department directly for confirmation.

Legal Costs

Each party is to be responsible for their own legal costs incurred in the transaction.

Energy Performance

The property has an Energy Performance Asset Rating of D85. A full copy of the Energy Performance Certificate is available upon request.


Please contact Richard Bolton of the sole retained agents Bolton Birch:

Tel: 01244 311681


Subject to contract


Café / restaurant premises in corner location overlooking Chester Cathedral. Up to 3,160 sq ft over two floors. Division considered.

Belltower Walk, Chester CH1 2DY

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