The Union Inn is an attractive and impressive village inn which is presented in first class order throughout having been the subject of complete renovation and refurbishment over recent years including new roofs, rewiring, UPVC double glazing throughout, and the complete upgrade and refurbishment of all of the public areas, commercial kitchens and the owner's accommodation, with almost no stone being left unturned. This well regarded business occupies a corner plot and the property briefly comprises:- Character Main Bar (44+), Restaurant (16), Pool Room (10), fully equipped Commercial Catering Kitchen with backup and ancillary facilities, Office, spacious family sized Owner's Accommodation with 3 Double Bedrooms, Sitting Room, fully fitted Kitchen/Dining Room and Family Bathroom. Externally, the property benefits from a small Forecourt Area to the front, an Enclosed Trade Garden to the rear with patio and lawned areas with Alfresco Seating for 50 customers, and Customer Car Parking for around 18 vehicles. The Union Inn is an opportunity to purchase a quality public house business and home and a viewing is strongly recommended in order to appreciate the standards inherent throughout all aspects of the business and property.
The Union Inn is located in the centre of the village of Stibb Cross and benefits from a prominent landmark trading position fronting the B3227 and the A388 main Bideford to Holsworthy/Launceston road. Being the only pub in the village, The Union Inn is also well positioned to capitalise on the year-round passing trade and it is located on a tourist route which is particularly busy during the summer months and holiday periods. Travel distances include:- Great Torrington - 6 miles north east; Bideford - 8 miles north and Holsworthy - 9 miles south west. This is a particularly unspoilt part of Devon with good access to the renowned North Devon and North Cornwall coastline.
Separate entrance doors to both the front and rear lead into Main Bar a modernised trade area with carpeted flooring, painted ceiling timbers, feature stone fireplace with gas living flame effect stove, 2 darts oches, wall mounted television, range of freestanding wooden tables, chairs, low stools, bar stools and upholstered bench seating comfortably for 44 customers plus standing room. Substantial timber fronted return Bar Servery fitted with associated back bar fittings, altro flooring, optics, display shelving, double glass fronted bottle fridge, single glass fronted bottle fridge, glass washer, stainless steel sink unit and electronic cash register. Pool Room with carpeted flooring, exposed wall timbers, pool table (leased), range of wooden seating, low stools and tables, comfortably for 10 customers. Hideaway Dining Room an attractive room with slate flooring, exposed wall timbers, feature fireplace (disused) range of quality freestanding wooden tables and upholstered wooden chairs for 16 customers. Ladies & Gents WCs. Commercial Catering Kitchen with Altro flooring, fully lined walls, 6-burner gas range, double deep fat fryer, eye level grill, double bowl stainless steel sink unit, extractor system with stainless steel canopy over and gas interlock system, commercial dishwasher, 4-pot bain-marie, plate warming cabinet, wash hand basin, range of stainless steel workbenches with shelving below, 6 microwave ovens, range of base and wall mounted kitchen units and complementary worksurfaces, warming gantry with heated lights. Store Room with 2 chest freezers, 1 upright freezer and central heating boiler. Preparation Room with fully lined walls, upright fridge, 2 upright freezers, 2 chest freezers, stainless steel sink unit, washing machine, microwave oven, wall shelving and door to service courtyard. Beer Cellar temperature controlled on the ground floor with door to rear. Stock Room. Office.
Arranged on the first floor is the spacious and self contained family sized owner's accommodation which is presented in excellent order throughout and has a separate private entrance to the front. The accommodation briefly comprises:- Sitting Room with aspect to front. Kitchen/Dining Room fitted with a range of modern base kitchen units, built in hob, oven and washing machine. Bedroom 1 a double bedroom with aspect to front. Family Bathroom fitted with a modern white bathroom suite and a separate shower cubicle. Bedroom 2 a double room with aspect to front. Bedroom 3 a double room with aspect to front.
To the front is a small Forecourt Area with a customer seating area. To the rear is an attractive Enclosed Beer Garden mainly Lawned with a Patio Area, Barbecue Area and offering alfresco bench seating for 50 customers. Enclosed Storage and Service Area with wooden storage shed, Customer Car Park with parking for around 18 vehicles.
The Union Inn is a traditional country village pub and destination freehouse with an atmosphere of character and warmth throughout. The Union Inn enjoys a popular local following and boasts a strong year round regular trade from not only the village but also from the surrounding villages and towns, as well as an uplift from tourists visiting the area and passing trade especially during the holiday months, with a number of caravan sites and accommodation providers in the area. The Union Inn is seen as the focal point of the village community and is home to 2 darts teams, a pool team, a euchre team and 2 football teams. There are also regular quiz, bingo and poker nights. The pub is also a popular meeting venue for numerous local groups, organisations and societies. The Union Inn is described by our clients as a friendly village Inn with a reputation for well kept real ales, good pub food and warm hospitality and we believe it represents an excellent opportunity to purchase a well established and well regarded business which still offers genuine potential to develop all aspects of the trade still further. The business benefits from a 4 star food hygiene rating and the business has its own website which provides further information.
Strong and consistant levels of trade are achieved with the split of trade being approximately 60% wet sales and 40% food sales. Full detailed trading information can be made available to interested parties following a formal viewing appointment.
The current opening hours are 12:00pm to 3:00pm Tuesday to Friday, 5:00pm to midnight Tuesday to Thursday, 5:00pm to 1:30am on Friday, 12:00pm to 1:30am on Saturday and 12:00pm to 11:30pm on Sunday. Closed all day on Monday.
The business is run by our clients, a husband and wife partnership with the assistance of 9 part-time and casual members of staff.
Our clients advise us that there is genuine potential to increase the current trade levels, particularly by opening 7 days a week and all day during the week, particularly in the peak holiday periods and for which demand exists.
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The property is connected to mains electricity, water and drainage. LPG is used for cooking and for central heating.
PRICE & TENURE
£475,000 for the valuable freehold business as a going concern business and full trade inventory. Stock to be additional at valuation. Vacant possession upon completion.
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The Union Inn is located in the centre of the village of Stibb Cross and benefits from a prominent landmark trading position fronting the B3227 and the A388 main Bideford to Holsworthy/Launceston road. Being the only pub in the village, The Union Inn is also well positioned to capitalise on the year-round passing trade and it is located on a tourist route which is particularly busy during the summer months and holiday periods.