The Mary Tavy Inn is a substantial character detached village inn, which occupies a prominent landmark trading position within Dartmoor National Park, and this substantial and deceptively spacious inn, has origins reputedly dating back to the 16th Century. Presented to an extremely high standard throughout, the business benefits from 4 high quality, self contained Ensuite Letting Bedrooms, which were purpose built to exacting standards approximately 8 years ago, character Main Bar (28+), character Lounge Bar and Restaurant (52), well equipped Commercial Catering Kitchen with Ancillary Facilities, impressive and spacious 4 Double Bedroom Family Sized Owner's Accommodation with Sitting Room, impressive Kitchen/Dining Room, Office and Family Bathroom. The grounds incorporate an attractive Beer Garden (40+) with stunning moorland views, Customer Car Park for 20+ vehicles and an Owner's Private Garden Area. The Mary Tavy Inn is a highly regarded and extremely well-presented destination village inn with stunning views from the accommodation and beer garden and a viewing is strongly recommended to fully appreciate this impressive business and property.
The Mary Tavy Inn occupies a busy landmark trading position alongside the A386 Okehampton to Tavistock main road. The A386 is a busy arterial route across Dartmoor National Park year round and is also a much used tourist route. A prosperous and expanding village, Mary Tavy is surround by stunning national park scenery and benefits from numerous campsites and holiday properties in the immediate vicinity. The ancient stannery town of Tavistock is approximately 4 miles to the south and the market town of Okehampton is approximately 12 miles to the north and access to the A30 Devon/Cornwall link road can be found at Sourton, approximately 9 miles to the north. The Mary Tavy Inn is ideally situated as a resting point for anyone travelling through the west country or for those wishing to discover and tour Dartmoor's renowned and unspoilt moorland and tourist spots and the area in general holds great appeal with outdoor pursuit enthusiasts.
Main customer entrance doors to the front and side leading to Main Bar Area an attractive character room with carpeted flooring, part exposed stone walls, exposed ceiling timbers, wall mounted menu boards, feature lighting, feature fireplace with inset woodburning stove, darts oche area, pool table area, door to beer garden and free standing wooden tables, chairs and stools comfortably seating 28 customers plus adequate standing room. Substantial timber fronted and polished timber topped return Bar Servery with Altro flooring and fitted with a range of back bar fittings, extensive display shelving, optics, EPOS touch screen cash register with printer link to the kitchen, two double fronted glass bottle fridges, single glass fronted bottle fridge, stainless steel sink unit, stainless steel hand basin and glass washer. Lounge Bar an attractive character room with carpeted flooring, exposed stone walls, feature fireplace with electric wood burning stove effect fire, feature lighting, free-standing wooden tables, upholstered chairs, settle seating and armchairs comfortably seating 16 customers. Timber fronted and polished timber topped return Bar Servery with Altro flooring, display shelvin and Fracino commercial coffee machine. Open plan from lounge bar through into Restaurant again an attractive character room with a continuation of style theme and ambiance with flag stone flooring, exposed stone walls, feature lighting, feature fire place with inset wood burning stove, wall mounted menu boards, range of free-standing wooden tables and upholstered wooden chairs comfortably seating 36 customers. Ladies & Gents WC's. Bottle Store with delivery door to side. Beer Cellar temperature controlled on the ground floor with six barrel tilt racking. Commercial Catering Kitchen a good sized kitchen with Altro flooring, part stainless steel, part tiled and part wipe clean clad walls and being fully equipped to a high standard with a comprehensive range of commercial catering equipment to include: - extractor system with stainless steel canopy over and gas interlock, six burner gas range, Rational combi oven, twin floor standing deep fat fryer, stainless steel work benches with shelving below, double upright commercial freezer, single upright commercial freezer, single upright commercial fridge, four door under counter commercial fridge unit, two commercial microwave ovens, warming cabinet with serving gantry over and warming lamps, two bain-maries, chest freezer, twin deep bowl stainless steel sink unit, commercial dishwasher, and door to rear. Still Area with tiled flooring, ice machine and stainless steel hand basin. Prep Area/Dry Goods Store with tiled flooring, stainless steel racked shelving, work surfaces, under counter fridge, upright fridge, filter coffee machine and wall mounted boiler.
The business offers four well-appointed and impressive ensuite letting bedrooms furnished to an extremely high standard. Purpose built around 8 years ago and housed within stone buildings within the grounds, the bedrooms are completely self-contained and benefit from remote controlled coloured televisions, WiFi, alarm clock radios, hair dryers and tea and coffee making facilities. The bedrooms are generously proportioned and briefly comprise: - The Old Smithy a spacious super king double/twin bedroom with zip and link beds, vaulted ceiling and an Ensuite Shower Room. Cox Tor a king size double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and an Ensuite Shower Room. Wheal Betsy a king size double bedroom with an Ensuite Shower Room. Brentor a large super king double/twin bedroom with zip and link beds, vaulted ceiling and an Ensuite Shower Room.
Situated on the first floor is the spacious and impressive family sized owner's apartment, which is extremely well presented throughout and briefly comprises:- Sitting Room with part exposed stone walls, Kitchen/Dining Room an impressive room with part exposed ceiling timbers, range of base and wall mounted modern kitchen units with complimentary work surfaces, central island unit with inset Neff induction hob and electric oven, aspect to rear and with extensive views. Office. Utility Room. Bedroom 1 a spacious double bedroom with built in fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 2 a good sized double bedroom. Bedroom 3 a double bedroom. Bedroom 4 a double bedroom. Family Bathroom fitted with a modern white bathroom suite including a jacuzzi bath and a separate shower cubicle.
To the rear of the inn is a goodsized Beer Garden predominantly lawned with a patio seating area and pergola, all with extensive country views and an open outlook over Dartmoor with alfresco seating for around 40 customers. Private Owner's Garden Area mainly laid to lawn with a poly tunnel. Service Yard Area with wooden storage shed. To the front of the property is a Large Customer Car Park with space for 20+ vehicles. Wood Store Area and Bin Store Area.
The Mary Tavy Inn is extremely well presented throughout and trades as a quality destination country village pub and restaurant with letting bedrooms, located in a prominent landmark trading position within Dartmoor National Park. The business boasts an excellent reputation and benefits from strong levels of regular, year-round trade, not only from the village, but also from the surrounding hamlets, villages and towns and its location, adjacent to the A386, between Tavistock and Okehampton, boosts trade levels further. The business is well regarded for its quality homemade, freshly prepared food, using local produce, as well as its extensive well-kept real ales. The Mary Tavy inn is a popular part of the local village community and is home to two darts teams, a football team and hosts a monthly charity quiz night, an annual beer, sausage and mash festival and regular themed food evenings, all of which are well supported. There is a popular Sunday carvery and the pub is also a regular meeting place for many groups and societies. The Mary Tavy Inn is featured in The Good Beer Guide and has received numerous favourable reviews on TripAdvisor as well as a Certificate of Excellence. It has also been awarded a 4 star Food Hygiene Rating and has its own website which provides further background information. This is a particularly attractive business which has been the subject of upgrade and improvement by our clients during their 13 years of ownership and which still offers tremendous potential to develop all aspects of the trade still further and to build on the current levels of business. The sale of The Mary Tavy Inn represents an excellent opportunity to purchase an attractive and well-regarded country village inn and destination freehouse with letting bedrooms and a viewing is essential in order to fully appreciate all that this quality business and property has to offer.
The business is run by our clients a husband and wife partnership with the assistance of 1 full time and up to 9 part time/casual members of staff.
Accounts for the year ending 30th June 2019 show sales of £230,388 excluding VAT. The split of trade is 45% wet sales, 46% food sales and 9% accommodation sales. Full detailed trading information can be made available following a formal viewing appointment.
The Mary Tavy Inn trades from midday until 2.30pm and 6pm until 11pm Tuesday to Thursday, midday until 2.30pm and 5pm until 11pm Friday and Saturday and from midday until 3pm and 6pm until 11pm Sunday. The business is closed all day on a Monday for much of the year, with Monday evening opening from June until mid September.
Our clients advise that there is tremendous potential to develop all aspects of the business still further and to grow trade levels, particularly by extending the current opening hours and offering all day opening, together with an all-day food service, especially during the peak holiday weeks and at weekends. There are also opportunities for further advertising and promotion of the letting bedrooms.
REASON FOR SALE
Retirement sale after 13 years of ownership.
Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. LPG is used for cooking and heating.
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The Mary Tavy Inn occupies a busy landmark trading position alongside the A386 Okehampton to Tavistock main road. The A386 is a busy arterial route across Dartmoor National Park year round and is also a much used tourist route. A prosperous and expanding village, Mary Tavy is surround by stunning national park scenery and benefits from numerous campsites and holiday properties in the immediate vicinity. The ancient stannery town of Tavistock is approximately 4 miles to the south and the market t