We are The WatersEdge, Canal Cottages. Our name comes from the cottages that stood here before us. We are a restaurant, bar, function venue and small hotel. We have been in business now 10 years and have kept this site, located on The Grand Union Canal, from developers since taking on the lease in 2005. The restaurant was closed down and had a great deal of property developers interested in it. We managed to strike a deal and secure the lease, but this is to expire soon and the landlords want to flatten it. The Grand Union Canal and everything on it has a great deal of English heritage, and is being marred by multi-storey developments all the way along. We are one of very few original buildings in the area.
It was a dream come true to take possession of our very own restaurant, and we have struggled through a recession and industry problems such as smoking bans. We have come out the other side and are very proud to have done so. People visit here from all over, staying guests visit their children in nearby Brunel University, we are an out of the way stop over not far from Heathrow Airport for travellers of Europe. Sitting by the canal you would not know you are 5 minutes from the nearest major motorway, London train link and the airport!
The reason we are here now is that we cannot buy the freehold to our building, we have been offered it but we cannot raise the money. that's where you guys come in!
We cannot offer investment opportunities as such, as this would dilute the business to much and there is not enough money to be made to provide dividends to investors.
What we are offering is a chance to save a beautiful building in a lovely waterside area, surrounded by nature walks and water wildlife. We are asking for donations from you, in return making you an Honourary Pub Landlord! Your name will go above the door, and should you visit, we will welcome you with a tour of our place, a free nights stay on your first visit, a meal and anything you want to drink. You can even pull your own pint of beer! You will receive a wax stamped certificate of your position within our Pub as honourary landlord, something to show off to your friends!
Anytime you visit you will be welcomed as a guest of honour!
This may seem like something you would like for yourself, but would also make a great gift for a friend or loved one!