×


Home About Contribute Media Kit Contact Sign In
×







.


Food Industry News

Historic Rossendale fish and chip restaurant put on market for £350,000


Toffalis of Crawshawbooth is being marketed by Blacks Business Brokers and includes a three-bedroom flat as well as fish and chip shop

Historic Rossendale fish and chip restaurant put on market for £350,000


"This is a beautifully presented, well-equipped business which has more than a century of history behind it and a great reputation on which a new owner can build for the future."
John Gaskell



A Rossendale fish and chip restaurant and takeaway that first fired up its fryer in the year Queen Victoria died has been put on the market by its current owner. Costa Tofalis has instructed Bury-headquartered Blacks Business Brokers to find a new proprietor for Toffalis of Crawshawbooth, with a guide price of £349,950 to take over the freehold property that houses the business, as well as a three-bedroom flat.

The business is located on the ground floor of a three-storey terraced property on Burnley Road in the village of Crawshawbooth. The restaurant consists of a well-maintained dining room with seating for 26 customers, a takeaway counter and a separate food preparation area.

The first and second floors of the freehold property are given over to a large residential apartment, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The property also has a basement, which is currently used for storage.

Mr Tofalis, who took the business over in 2006, has now sadly taken the decision to sell the property as a result of ill-health. Toffalis of Crawshawbooth, which is operated solely by Mr Tofalis and his wife June, recorded turnover of £72,000 for the 11-month period ending in February 2020, based on opening for 22 hours per week.

The business has achieved an excellent reputation since being taken over by Mr and Mrs Tofalis 15 years ago, and prides itself on the quality of the ingredients it uses, including its fish, which is sourced from sustainable North Atlantic fisheries. Toffalis has its own website and an excellent reputation on social media.

While Toffalis of Crawshawbooth is the epitome of a modern, high-quality, fish and chip restaurant, its history dates back at least 120 years. In the census taken in 1901, the year of Queen Victoria’s death, the occupation of the property’s head of household was recorded as “Chip Potato Dealer”.

John Gaskell, director at Blacks Business Brokers, said, “Food fashions come and go but a good fish and chip shop will never be short of customers – and Toffalis of Crawshawbooth is one of the best. This is a beautifully presented, well-equipped business which has more than a century of history behind it and a great reputation on which a new owner can build for the future.

“The property also benefits from a large duplex flat which could either provide owner’s accommodation or be rented out to generate additional income. Crawshawbooth is one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in Rossendale, so the inclusion of a residential apartment is a real bonus.”

The village of Crawshawbooth, which is located to the north of Rawtenstall in Rossendale, is home to the Grade II*-listed Crawshaw Hall and one of the world’s oldest Quaker Meeting Houses. Well-known residents include the comedian Ted Robbins.

All enquiries should be directed to Blacks Business Brokers on 0333 370 0000, quoting reference 7350.

.


Food Business News - A study carried out by Electrix International Germany reveals the ranking of the most popular beers on Instagram around the world.


The Top 10 Most Cited Beers on Instagram

Food Business News - The coronavirus pandemic had made the ability to order groceries online and in-store feel more indispensable last year, with the world of groceries being one of the few industries to had hit record sales thanks to incredible demand.


The Grocery Boom Why Amazon's Rise is Good for Manufacturing

Food Business News - Germany s drinking culture has been described as harmful in the past Germany one of the heaviest alcohol-drinking nations in Europe. However, over the last several years its drinking level has been declining.


Did You Know that Non-Alcoholic Beer is Taking Germany by Storm?

Food Business News - Cookery School at Little Portland Street are offering a scholarship place, free of charge, on their Cook s Certificate in Food and Wine, for someone with ...


Win a Scholarship on a professional Cooks Certificate in Food and Wine

Food Business News - Complex supply chains around the world make countries dependent on others for essential items, including food and drink. When it is interrupted, the effects are felt globally. We ve already experienced the turmoil that disrupted supply chains can have during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Climate Change The French Wine Disaster & Beyond

Food Business News - Butchery has traditionally been a male dominated sector. There are around 6,000 independent butchers across the UK but women are significantly under represented in the sector.


Competition launches to find a new female butcher apprentice






Ten Times Ten

We transform your bright ideas into brilliant digital products.