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To Let: Coffee Shop/Drinking Establishment/Jazz Club

The Verdict, 159 Edward Street, Brighton, BN2 0JB

Interested in this property? Call our Brighton Office : 01273 70 10 70

This particular premises can be found in the vibrant mixed commercial/residential road of Edward Street, situated just outside of Brighton city centre. New developments at the old 'Wedding Cake' American Express HQ are underway, which will create a greater mix of retailers and encourage further office workers to this area. Brighton seafront is a short walk south of the road whilst Brighton Station is approximately one mile away.


  • Internationally Recognised Jazz Club/Bar/Coffee
  • Up & Coming Edward Street Location
  • A1/A4/Sui Generis Uses
  • New Lease Available From The Owner

The Verdict is a real gem in the Jazz world, and is certainly a one-off for Brighton. The property is ideally suited for an experienced events/catering co-coordinator to carry on the Jazz tradition and reinvent as a new business moving forward. There is currently multiple uses (A1/A4/Sui Generis) with flexible space and potentially some outside seating (STP).


Ground Floor Coffee Shop With Bar Together With Lower Ground Floor Jazz Club Plus First Floor Accommodation 1262 sq ft (117.24 m2)


The premises is configured over lower ground, ground, first and second floors. The coffee shop with bar is found at ground floor level, with access provided to the Jazz Club. The first floor is currently used a small food preparation area and office.

Ground Floor Coffee Shop Area: Currently set-up to cater for 28 covers, separate bar area and drinks store. There is a single sink basin together with work surfaces. A single w/c facility is separately available.

Gross Frontage - 16'2 Internal Width - 15'7 (max) Internal Depth - 37'7 Total Ground Floor - 507 sq ft (47.1 sq m)

Lower Ground Floor - Set-up with stage to accommodate the established Jazz Club and currently seats 70 comfortably. There is a separate bar area which is flexible in use. Male and Female plus Unisex w/c is available. Private cellar with air conditioning. 553 sq ft (51.4 sq m).

First Floor - Two separate kitchens for food preparation. Single w/c and office. 202 sq ft (18.8 sq m)

NB: Due to the established nature of the Jazz Club nights, the owner would like to keep 8 nights a month dedicated to this. The name 'The Verdict' again is world re-known and would like to be kept.

Ground Floor Coffee Shop With Bar Together With Lower Ground Floor Jazz Club Plus First Floor Accommodation To Let: £20,000 pa


A new lease for a term to be agreed.

Rent - £20,000 per annum exclusive.

Rent Review

By way of negotiation.

Repairing Liability

A Full Repairing and Insuring Lease.


Guide Price of £25,000 (Twenty Five Thousand Pounds) to include the licences, new lease and all fixtures and fittings. Full inventory available upon request.

Business Rates

  • Billing Authority: Brighton & Hove
  • Description: Shop and Premises
  • Rateable Value: £12,750
  • Rates Payable: £5,941
  • Valid from: 01 April 2017 (current)


The property is not elected for VAT, therefore VAT will not be charged on the terms quoted.

Legal Fees

Each party to pay their own legal costs.

Viewing Arrangements

Strictly via prior appointment through sole agents Graves Jenkins.


George Dobson BSc (Hons) MRICS
[email protected]

James Haywood
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These particulars are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed. They do not form any part of any contract. You should be aware that the Code of Practice on Commercial Leases in England and Wales strongly recommends you seek professional advice from a qualified surveyor, solicitor or licensed conveyancer before agreeing or signing a business tenancy agreement.