This quintessential Grade 2 Listed two storey thatched public house with origins dating back to 1300s, is an impressive and stunning character detached freehouse presented to a high standard throughout. This attractive country pub is renowned for its ambience, retaining much of the original charm and character and reputedly has the oldest thatched skittle alley in Britain. With two open fireplaces, flagstone flooring, and beamed ceilings, this quality destination dining pub represents an ideal opportunity for new owners to develop all aspects of the trade still further and briefly comprises:- character Main Bar (10 plus), Pantry Bar (20 plus), Shavers Restaurant (50), Skittle Alley/Function Room with its own bar servery and Customer WCs (100), Commercial Catering Kitchen with ancillary backup facilities and family sized 3 Bedroom Owners Accommodation with Sitting Room, Office and Bathroom. Externally, a real feature of this property are the stunning mature Lawned Gardens offering al fresco seating for 100 customers with raised flowerbed borders, feature raised fishpond, Barbecue Area and Childrens Play Area. There is also a Customer Car Park for spaces for around 30 vehicles. The business has been in the same ownership for 12 years and unfortunately is offered for sale due to ill-health and an internal inspection and viewing is strongly advised in order to fully appreciate all that this lovely thatched character inn offers and the undoubted potential which exists throughout.
The inn is situated in a hamlet in the centre of the beautiful Marshwood Vale in an unspoilt rural part of West Dorset. The inn is surrounded by picturesque countryside and is only 3 miles, as the crow flies, from the Devon and Dorset Jurassic Coast which has been awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO for its beautiful and unspoilt surroundings being only 3 miles away.
Our clients do not currently fully exploit opening hours, choosing to open from 11:00am until 3:00pm and from 6:00pm until close Tuesday to Sunday. The pub is closed on Mondays (apart from bank holiday Mondays).
Number of Employees:
Husband and wife with 1 full-time and 3 part-time staff
Number of bedrooms: 3
Accommodation Details: 3 Bed Owners Accommodation
The business is situated in a West Dorset hamlet in an unspoilt rural location
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