The Crown Hotel, High Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1HR

  • Unconditional Online Auction Sale
  • Guide Price* : £250,000 - £300,000 plus fees


Substantial Grade II Listed former hotel/pub in prominent high street location. The whole building extends to between 12,000 - 13,000 sq.ft. of space and is arranged over three floors. The property is divided into sections with three income streams at present:

1. Kebab/Pizza Shop at the right hand corner producing £1,300 per calendar month (£15,600 per annum). Five year lease which commenced 1st June 2020.

2. An area including most of the ground floor and the cellar area all of which is, we understand, in the process of being converted for use for the hospitality trade and includes the parking area at the rear. This produces £3,500 per calendar month (£42,000 per annum). Ten year lease which commenced 16th June 2022, the first six months being rent free so no income is being generated at the moment from this particular let.

3. Storage building to the rear of the premises producing £150 per calendar month (£1,800 per annum). Five year lease which commenced 19th July 2021.

Finally the remainder of the building, most of which requires improvement and restoration, which is in the process of being converted to some form of serviced accommodation.

Note: We cannot confirm whether or not planning consent has been granted for the works that have already been carried out and interested parties will have to make their own enquiries into this particular matter.

Solicitor: ULS Law (Attn Paul Bellis), Grosvenor House, 45 The Downs, Altrincham, WA14 2QG. Tel. 0161 710 2030


The property is conveniently located on the High Street, close to the town centre and also close to a wide range of shopping facilities and amenities.


Head north along Jubilee Way along the A47, formerly the A12, and continue past the petrol station. Keep in the right hand lane and turn right back on yourself onto still the A47 but now in a southerly direction. Continue past the petrol station, bearing right, back onto Jubilee Way and turn first left into Compass Street. Continue to the end of the road, turning right and the property will be found immediately on the right hand side before Crown Street East.

Energy Rating

C & D


Buyer Fees: Please note that the successful bidder will be required to pay an Administration Charge of £1080 inclusive of VAT. This fee is due and payable from the winning bidder immediately after the timed auction ends. The successful bidder will additionally pay over to the auctioneer a deposit of 10% of the purchase price, subject to a minimum of £5,000, after the timed auction ends. All payments to be made by debit card payment or electronic bank transfer to the Brown&Co Client Account, the details of which will be provided by the auctioneer to the successful bidder shortly after the auction ends. Other fees may be payable on completion and will be detailed within the Special Conditions of Sale to be found within the published Auction Pack.

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Agents Notes: (1) All measurements are approximate and quoted for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied upon. (2) Any fixtures, fittings and appliances referred within these published details have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. (3) Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it is not inferred that any item shown within any picture is included with the property. (4) Photographs shown within these details may have been taken with a camera using a wide-angle lens. (5) These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. (6) In accordance with UK Anti Money Laundering Regulations Intending buyers will be asked to produce original Identity Documentation, Proof of Address and be subjected to an electronic ID verification check before a purchase conveyance is instructed. (7) Brown&Co comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) please visit our website for our Privacy Statement, Subject Access Requests can be submitted to . (8) Brown&Co are regulated under the RICS code of conduct. (9) Brown&Co are a member of The Property Redress Scheme, Membership Number: PRS012758 (10) Brown&Co is a member of RICS Client Money Protection Scheme, RICS Firm Reference: 016189 (11) Brown&Co-Property And Business Consultants LLP trading as Brown&Co Registered Company Number OC302092. (11) Registered Office Address – The Atrium, St George's Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AB

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