CHIP shops, cafes, restaurants and diners are up for sale across Herefordshire, offering the perfect opportunity for aspiring business owners.

From long established takeaways to a city centre bistro, here are five Herefordshire businesses looking for new owners:

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The Dolphin Fish Bar

The Dolphin Fish Bar and Restaurant in Hereford's Eign Gate is on the market with commercial agents Humberstones for £65,000.

Humberstones said the chippy is fitted to the highest standard with a large preparation area and store room.

It caters for both takeaway and eat-in diners with a 20-cover restaurant upstairs with scope to increase seating.


The agents said the profitable eatery had taken advantage of food delivery firm Just Eat and had seen trade increasing after the easing of lockdown restrictions.

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Pikadish Diner

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.

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Mandy Moo's

The freehold interest of this building, formerly home to Mandy Moo's in Ross-on-Wye's Cantilupe Road is on the market with agents Jonathan Preece for £220,000.

Mandy Moo's closed its doors for good after seven years of trading in June of 2020, when the owners said they would not be able to operate under the coronavirus guidelines and that they had decided to follow another path.

The cafe is situated in the centre of the town, near to the main bus stops, Ross library, and other businesses.


The agents said the property comprises a detached brick building, with an attractive bay frontage. It was most recently used as a café and includes a self-contained two-bedroom flat on the first floor.

The ground floor includes a main open plan café, retail, or office space, rear lobby and disabled compliant WC.

There is also an outside storage or garden area with external metal staircase to the first floor comprising a patio, with double doors to an open plan living room, kitchen, shower room and two bedrooms.

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Audrey's Fish Bar

Audrey's Fish Bar, also known as 'Tudorville Chippy', in Ross-on-Wye's Tudor Rise, has been a family run business for decades.

Sharon and Graham Element took over the business in 1993 from Audrey and Ken, Sharon's mother and father, but after nearly 30 years, it is time for them to hang up their aprons and take things a little easier.

Writing on their Facebook page, the couple said: "Much like any move from a family home, it has been a difficult decision but after running the business for 27 years, combined with Audrey and Ken, 53 years, we feel it's time for a quieter life. We hope you understand.

"Business as usual, we will of course keep you update with any news."

Their decision received an outpouring of support from locals, with dozens taking to social media to wish the couple well for the future.

On the market for £395,000 with commercial agent Sidney Phillips, Audrey's Fish Bar is described as a well established and highly profitable business in a substantial and well appointed property.

The sale includes a takeaway section with ancillary areas and well appointed 2/3 bedroom private accommodation.

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One of Hereford's hidden treasures, Gilbies, which is tucked away off Commercial Street in the city centre, was started by Kevan and Bettina Gilbert in 1988.

The city centre bar and restaurant soon had a large following of regulars keen to sample the sustenance inspired by the Mediterranean and beers from around the world.

However, the Gilberts sold the business to former manager Rob Stead and his wife in 2016.

And now the well-established business is being marketed by commercial agents Sidney Phillips for a free of tie lease of £68,500.

The agents said the business, which has a £425,000 annual turnover, can accommodate 60 people in its split-level trading areas and another 60 in the partially covered courtyard.