The Pickled Inn is a deceptively spacious detached character village freehouse which is well presented throughout, having been the subject of complete renovation and refurbishment over the last 4 years including; a new slate roof; a complete upgrade and refurbishment of all the public areas, the commercial kitchen and the owner's accommodation, with almost no stone being left unturned. This well regarded freehouse offers a mix of character features with eclectic décor and briefly comprises: - Main Bar (26+), Lounge Bar (12+), Restaurant (22), well equipped Commercial Catering Kitchen with Ancillary Facilities, spacious and self-contained Owner's Accommodation with 2 Double Bedrooms, Sitting Room with galley Kitchen and a Bathroom. Externally, the property benefits from Parking Areas to the front for around 13 vehicles, an alfresco Seating Area for 24 customers, a further covered Courtyard Seating Area and an owner's private Courtyard Garden Area with various useful Store Rooms and Outbuildings to the rear. The Pickled Inn is an opportunity to purchase a refurbished public house business and home, which still offers genuine potential to develop all aspects of the business still further and to build on the strong levels of trade already achieved.
The Pickled Inn is located in the heart of the village of Evercreech, a popular and large village surrounded by beautiful countryside with an excellent range of village amenities. A friendly and active community, Evercreech is located close to the Bath and West Show Ground and lies approximately 3 miles from Shepton Mallet and 5 miles from Castle Cary, with its mainline rail link to London. Wells, England's smallest city, Bruton, Street and Glastonbury are all within a short drive and the city of Bristol and the picturesque city of Bath are both around 20 miles away, and easily accessible.
Entrance doors to front into entrance vestibule with doors into the Main Bar and the Lounge Bar. The Main Bar is an attractive character room with solid oak flooring, feature fireplace (disused), feature lighting, sound system and pa equipment, range of free standing wooden topped tables, chairs, settle seating and bar stools comfortably seating 26 customers plus adequate standing room. Timber fronted and solid timber topped corner Bar Servery. Door to covered Courtyard Seating Area. Ladies and Gents WCs. Open plan from the main bar into the Lounge Bar again an attractive character room with solid oak flooring, feature double sided fire place with inset wood burning stove, part exposed stone walls, wall mounted menu notice boards, feature lighting, range of sofas, armchairs and bar stools for 12 customers plus adequate standing room. Timber fronted and solid timber topped Bar Servery serving both the main bar and the lounge bar, fitted with associated back bar fittings, extensive display shelving, optics, electronic cash register, double glass fronted bottle fridge, tiled flooring, stainless steel sink unit and glass washer. Beer Cellar temperature controlled on the ground floor with upright glass fronted bottle fridge, racked shelving, ice machine and delivery door to the rear. Open plan from lounge bar through into Restaurant a continuation in style and theme with tiled flooring, part exposed stone walls, feature double sided open fire place, feature lighting and a range of free standing wooden tables and chairs comfortably seating 22 customers. Still Room with tiled flooring, worktop surface with cupboards below and fridge. Commercial Catering Kitchen with altro flooring, part stainless steel and part wipe clean clad walls, being fitted with a range of commercial catering equipment to include: - 6 burner gas range, extractor system with stainless steel canopy over and gas interlock system. Rational combi oven, twin table top deep fat fryers, two 4 drawer under counter commercial fridges units, warming cabinet, microwave oven, deep bowl stainless steel sink unit, commercial dishwasher and stainless steel hand basin. A covered area to the side of the pub gives access to a Fridge/Freezer Store Room with altro flooring, 2 upright commercial freezers, 3 upright commercial fridges and racked shelving. Dry Goods Store.
Please note: The fittings, equipment and services listed have not been tested by the agents, although we are informed that all items are in working order.
Located on the first floor and being completely self-contained, if so desired, with its own independent entrance door to the rear is the well-appointed Owner's Apartment which briefly comprises: - Sitting Room with dual aspect to the front and rear and Galley Kitchen Area, Bedroom 1 a good-sized double bedroom with aspect to the front, part exposed stone work and vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers. Bedroom 2 a good sized double bedroom with aspect to the front. Bathroom fitted with a modern white suite with shower over bath.
To the front and side of the property there are two customer Car Parking Areas. Also, to the front is an Outside Seating Area with seating for approximately 24 customers and a covered Smoking Area with seating for around 10 customers. To the side of the pub is a covered Private Courtyard Seating Area which can be accessed from the main bar and from the car park. To the rear of the property is an enclosed Private Owner's Courtyard Garden Area with a substantial Store Room.
The Pickled Inn has been re-established as a popular local community pub which is wet led and is well presented throughout. The property has been refurbished and renovated by our clients during their 4 years of ownership and offers an eclectic themed décor within a character property. The business enjoys a popular local following and a strong year round regular trade not only from Evercreech but also from the surrounding hamlets, villages and towns, as well as an uplift from visitors to the area. The business has seen continual year on year growth during our client's ownership and has gained a considerable reputation. Regular live music nights are held including Open Mic nights and Irish Jam monthly. The pub holds a wedding licence and is also a popular meeting place for many local groups and societies. The business has been awarded a 5 Star Food Hygiene Rating, however due to ill health, food is currently not offered daily, although pre-order party bookings are still being catered for. Almost no advertising, marketing or promotion is undertaken by our clients although the business does have an active Facebook page with more than a thousand followers and the business benefits from numerous positive reviews on Trip Advisor, Google etc. Our clients have built up a considerable reputation
Full detailed trading information can be made available to interested parties following a formal viewing appointment.
The current trading hours are Monday 6pm until midnight. Tuesday to Friday 4pm until midnight. Saturday 12pm until 1am. Sunday 12pm until midnight.
The business is run by our clients, a husband and wife partnership, with the assistance of 1 full time and 2 part time members of staff.
The Pickled Inn is a well regarded village freehouse which offers undoubted potential for incoming operators to stamp their mark on the business and develop all aspects of the trade still further. There are specific opportunities to increase the current trading hours, particularly by opening all day especially during the summer months and by re-establishing the food offering, which has recently ceased due to ill health. The sale of The Pickled Inn represents an excellent opportunity to purchase a well regarded and well-presented character village pub in an extremely desirable part of the West Country and an internal inspection is highly recommended to fully appreciate all that this excellent business has to offer.
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All mains services are connected to the subject property with a 3 phase electricity supply installed.
PRICE & TENURE
£395,000 for the valuable freehold interest as a going concern business and full trade inventory. Wet and dry stocks to be additional at valuation. Vacant possession upon completion.
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The Pickled Inn is located in the heart of the village of Evercreech, a popular and large village surrounded by beautiful countryside with an excellent range of village amenities. A friendly and active community, Evercreech is located close to the Bath and West Show Ground and lies approximately 3 miles from Shepton Mallet and 5 miles from Castle Cary, with its mainline rail link to London. Wells, England’s smallest city, Bruton, Street and Glastonbury are all within a short drive