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Tender opportunity: The Wardrobe, in Cathedral Close Salisbury

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Tender opportunity: The Wardrobe, in Cathedral Close Salisbury

The Wardrobe, in Cathedral Close Salisbury, is a 13th Century listed building that houses a military museum, office and conference space for hire and is a venue for weddings and other functions.

At the front of the property, in an excellent trading position, is a 36 sq m retail unit. The unit has been rented out since 2000 and used as a catering outlet – Bernieres Tea Room.

The current facility has a functioning kitchen with 28 covers with further external seating and use of the extensive rear gardens. It offers a year round lunch and snack menu and cream teas during the summer months. It caters for passing tourist trade from the Cathedral area. It provides catering support to The Wardrobe museum and other events, such as meetings and weddings.

Due to the retirement of the current leaseholder this unit is now being placed on the rental market. Alternative business uses will be considered, subject to local restrictions. The Trustees have expressed a preference for the unit to continue as a catering business and outlet.

At this stage we would like to invite Expressions of Interest. These should be sent to Simon Cook e mail trust@thewardrobe.org.uk or letter to the Secretary The Rifles Wardrobe and Museum Trust, 58, The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EX to be received by 1 October 2018. All those expressing interest will be sent full particulars, given an opportunity to visit the site and asked to complete a short tender exercise.

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