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Unusual & Quirky Award Winnig Freehouse & Restaurant For Sale

Westward Ho!, Devon, England

  • Freehold Price: £395,000
  • Annual Turnover: £554,000
Seller Reference: 4802
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Seller Reference: 4802
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Business Description
The Pig on the Hill is a quirky and extremely impressive, award winning contemporary destination country pub and restaurant, which was refurbished to exacting standards in 2013. Presented to an exceptionally high standard throughout, the owners have created a fabulous purpose equipped family friendly destination freehouse and restaurant with an excellent reputation. Established for 30 years as a country freehouse and restaurant, the Pig on the Hill has transformed from originally being farm buildings into this extremely well-appointed high turnover venue which is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Today it provides a superior trading environment and is fitted with fixtures and fittings and a trade inventory of the highest quality. The business is now closed and briefly comprises:- spacious open plan Bar and Restaurant Areas (86+), Family Dining Area (20), Skittle Alley/Function Room (30+), fully fitted Commercial Catering Kitchen with extensive Backup Facilities and two Walk in Fridges, Patio Terrace (40), spacious Owner's/Manager's Apartment with Lounge/Dining Room, Kitchen, Double Bedroom with Single Bedroom/Dressing Room off and Bathroom. The property benefits from extensive Customer Car Parking and Lawned Areas. Our client is proposing to split the existing site and will construct a new access and car park area at the front of the premises, with full details available upon request. A viewing is strongly recommended in order fully appreciate the quality and high standards inherent throughout all aspects of this quality high turnover business opportunity.

The Pig on the Hill sits on top of a hill, surrounded by countryside, with the sea just over the brow. The Pig in the Hill is set in a stunning rural location but with the convenience of having the popular towns of Westward Ho! and Bideford only 5 minutes' drive away. It is convenient for the A39 Atlantic Highway (1/2 mile) the blue flag beach of Westward Ho! (1 mile), and the working port of Bideford (3 miles) on the Torridge Estuary. The pub therefore benefits from an open countryside feel yet is easily accessible to locals and holiday makers alike with brown tourist road signs in place. North Devon's main town of Barnstaple is 10 miles away along the link road and offers mainline rail links. The Pig on the Hill is well located to attract custom from a range of surrounding villages and towns within the immediate vicinity.

Main customer entrance doors to the front leading into spacious well-presented open plan Bar and Restaurant Area's with windows to front, part exposed stone walls, air conditioning, feature lighting, part wood clad walls, Karndean flooring, extensive range of wooden tables, upholstered wooden chairs, extensive faux leather perimeter seating and sofas comfortably seating 86 customers plus adequate standing room. Substantial wooden fronted and concrete topped Bar Servery with extensive back bar fittings, wall mounted menu boards, display shelving, stainless steel sink unit, Altro flooring, two EPOS touch screen cash registers, triple glass fronted bottle fridge, single glass fronted bottle fridge. Waitress Station Area with EPOS touch screen Maître 'D ordering system. 'Pig Sty' Family Dining Room with part wood panelled walls, feature lighting, free standing wooden tables and upholstered wooden chairs comfortably seating 20 customers. Ladies Gents & Disabled WC's. Skittle Alley/Function Room with part exposed stone walls, air-conditioning, skittle alley area, exposed ceiling timbers, free standing wooden tables and upholstered chairs for 30 customers. Commercial Catering Kitchen with Altro flooring and wipe clean clad walls, a spacious kitchen equipped to an exceptionally high standard with a comprehensive range of commercial catering equipment to include:- extractor system with stainless steel canopy over and gas interlock system, extensive range of stainless steel work benches, six burner gas range, Bullseye solid topped range, Salamander grill, two twin table topped deep fat fryers, warming cabinet, Lincat combi oven, serving pass with warming lamps, five commercial fridges, saladette, upright freezer, two 3 door undercounter commercial fridge units, two door undercounter commercial fridge unit, and stainless steel hand basin. Dessert and KP Area with Altro flooring and wipe clean clad walls, turbo fan oven, sous vide machine, extensive racked shelving, three door undercounter commercial fridge, Hobart pass through dishwasher, twin deep bowl stainless steel sink unit, two door and seven drawer undercounter commercial fridge, Maitre'D printer, stainless steel handbasin, stainless steel work benches with shelving below. Outside to the rear are two Walk in Fridges, a Dry Store Shed and a Shed housing two freezers and storage. Storeroom with triple glass fronted bottle fridge. Wash Up Area with stainless steel sink unit, commercial glass washer, wall shelving and stainless steel racked shelving. Beer Cellar temperature controlled on the ground floor with 8 real ale tilting stills, and shelving. Other Storeroom with large commercial icemaker, washing machine and delivery doors to the side. Staff Changing Room on the first floor, Office with CCTV system.

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.

Being self-contained with an independent entrance to the side is the spacious owner's apartment which briefly comprises:- Internal porch leading to Lounge/Dining Room, Staff Kitchen fitted with a range of base and wall mounted kitchen units and complementary work surfaces with built in hob, oven and extractor unit. Double Bedroom with adjacent Single Bedroom/Dressing Room off and Bathroom with shower over bath.

Patio Trade Terrace directly to the front of the building with feature wooden bench seating, feature lighting and glazed perimeter fencing and seating for around 40 customers. Driveway to large Customer Car Park with Lawned Areas. Our client intends to reconfigure the existing entrance and car park arrangements, at his cost, in conjunction with the new owners. The proposed plan is available upon request.

The Pig on the Hill has been completely refurbished to an exceptionally high standard in the last 7 years with a complete redesign of the interior, resulting in an amazing transformation into an extremely well presented destination pub and restaurant which is presented in exceptional conditions throughout. Having been redeveloped with almost no expense spared, the business provides an exceptional trading environment equipped with high quality fixtures, fittings and trade inventory. The high standards inherent throughout the business ensures excellent levels of regular repeat business and word of mouth recommendations and this has resulted in numerous awards and accolades. The Pig on the Hill was run under full management and unfortunately, due to Covid 19 and personal circumstances, our client has taken the difficult decision to close the business. However, the Pig on the Hill is offered for sale with an exceptional reputation and our client advises that there is a genuine opportunity to build upon the reputation already established and to develop all aspects of the trade still further. Trade comes from a wide catchment area around this attractive part of North Devon and also from further afield with visitors and tourists to the area. The business has its own website which provides further background information and the business has also received numerous favourable reviews on TripAdvisor. The sale of the Pig on The Hill represents an excellent opportunity to purchase an exceptionally well presented and well regarded, award winning destination pub and restaurant, in a desirable area, with strong historic levels of trade. An internal inspection is essential in order to fully appreciate all that this exceptional and superior business opportunity has to offer.

Accounts for the year ending April 2019 show sales in the order of £554,000 excluding VAT and under full management. Further trading information can be made available following a formal viewing appointment.

The Pig on the Hill is an extremely well regarded and popular family friendly destination dining pub, which offers an almost blank canvas opportunity for new owners to re-establish it. The business undoubtedly offers opportunities to build upon the impressive levels of trade that have been achieved and benefit from the strong reputation which has been established.


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Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the property. A bulk LPG tank provides gas for cooking, hot water and central heating.

£395,000 for the valuable freehold interest. Vacant possession upon completion.

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The Pig on the Hill sits on top of a hill, surrounded by countryside, with the sea just over the brow. The Pig in the Hill is set in a stunning rural location but with the convenience of having the popular towns of Westward Ho! and Bideford only 5 minutes’ drive away. It is convenient for the A39 Atlantic Highway (1/2 mile) the blue flag beach of Westward Ho! (1 mile), and the working port of Bideford (3 miles) on the Torridge Estuary.
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