NEW owners are wanted at several popular cafes and sandwich shops in Herefordshire.

From the long-established Moka Bar in Hereford, to a cafe which closed during the coronavirus pandemic, here are some of the Herefordshire cafes on the market right now.

Moka Bar

The Moka Bar in Hereford is on the market. Picture: Google Maps

The Moka Bar in Hereford is on the market. Picture: Google Maps

ONE of Herefordshire's longest-established cafes is up for sale for the first time in 20 years.

The Moka Bar, in Hereford, is on the market with agents Sidney Phillips for £50,000 (leasehold).

Set on the corner of East Street and Church Street, between Hereford Cathedral and high town, the popular Moka Bar is described by the agents as being in a "prime city centre location", close to retail and tourist attractions.

The licensed cafe and bar, which serves up an array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks alongside snacks, meals, cakes, and pastries, features a two-section cafe.

It includes ancillary areas and a private flat.

Sidney Philips said the Moka Bar offers buyers a well-established business with a healthy level of profit.

The cafe currently has a five-star 'very good' overall food hygiene rating, with inspectors in March rating it 'good' in the three required categories; hygienic food handling, cleanliness and condition of facilities and buildings, and management of food safety.

It also enjoys a 4.5 star rating on reviews website Tripadvisor, with visitors praising the "delivious" food on offer and the "lovely" staff.

Number One Sandwich Bar

Number One Sandwich Bar, Ledbury. Picture: Google Maps

Number One Sandwich Bar, Ledbury. Picture: Google Maps

A POPULAR Herefordshire sandwich bar is up for sale after 12 years under the current owners.


Number One Sandwich Bar, in Ledbury's Bye Street, is on the market with agents Hilton Smythe for £39,995.

The agents said the sale offers a "superb opportunity to take on a popular and unusually busy local business in an area teeming with customers."

It is being reluctantly sold to allow the current owners to concentrate on their other business interest.

"Number One Sandwich Bar prides itself on the quality of its food which is freshly prepared on the premises using local ingredients wherever possible," Hilton Smythe said.

"The business caters for everyone’s needs serving up fresh seasonal food for vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters alike."

As well as a menu including breakfasts, salads, hot pork rolls, ice creams and more, the business, which has a five-star food hygiene rating, also offers outside catering for parties, weddings, and other events.

The business is being sold on a leasehold basis, with a new mutually acceptable lease to be offered to the buyer, and a rent of £8,000 per annum.


The Pikadish Diner in Rotherwas. Picture: Google Maps

The Pikadish Diner in Rotherwas. Picture: Google Maps

A BUSY Hereford diner is on the market as its owners look to retire.

The Pikadish Diner, just off the Straight Mile in Hereford's Rotherwas, is a popular haunt for many working in the businesses on the industrial estate.

But now the hunt is on for new owners as the current owner, who has operated the business under the current brand for a number of years, looks to take things a little easier.

Marketing agents Jonathan Preece said the property, which is on the market for £300,000, offers scope for further development of the existing trade through longer opening hours.

The premises are available for immediate occupation and include a comprehensive trade inventory of fixtures and fittings.

The diner includes a restaurant area with open plan kitchen to rear of servery counter and space for approximately 85 covers, a dry goods store, prep room with fridge and freezers, washing up area, further catering kitchen, and toilets.

Upstairs there is a spacious, self contained flat comprising a kitchen, living room, bathroom and double bedroom, while outside there is a large tarmac car park, trade patio, and two garages.

The property is held under a 99 year lease from Herefordshire Council, dated November 1, 1983, and at a current rent of £5,600 per annum. It has a rateable value of £8,800.

Mandy Moo's

Mandy Moos in Ross-on-Wye. Picture: Zoopla

Mandy Moo's in Ross-on-Wye. Picture: Zoopla

A CAFÉ in a Herefordshire town which shut down after the coronavirus pandemic hit the UK is for sale.

Mandy Moo's in Ross-on-Wye shut in June 2020 after owner Mandy Price decided to "follow another path" her life had taken.

The building was listed for sale on Zoopla this month, and agents Jonathan Preece said the detached brick building, with an attractive bay frontage, was used as a café and included a self-contained two-bed flat on the first floor.

The agents said the café, in Cantilupe Road, was located close to the town's main bus stops and other retailers.

The asking price for the café was listed as £220,000, which includes around 620sq ft of the main open-plan retail space.

On June 29, 2020, Mandy Price said: "With regret Jess and I would like to tell you all that Mandy Moo's has closed its doors for good.

"I will not be able to operate under the current guidelines and have decided to follow another path my life has taken.

"I have had a brilliant seven years, made some fantastic friends and have some amazing memories to take with me."

She thanked her "lovely customers and friends" which she said she would miss.

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