2 bedroom pub for sale



Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold



Set on the grassed village square within the picture-postcard Lincolnshire village of Skillington only 2 miles from the A1 and close to the Vale of Belvoir, Rutland Water & Grantham.

Restaurant (circa 40+ covers) with rear elevated decked Al Fresco area and suitable for use as a Restaurant, Function room, Meeting or Event room.

Lounge/Bar (Circa 50+) with exposed wooden ceiling beams, exposed stone walling, log burner and real open coal fire overlooking the beautiful grassed village square to the front of the property.

Wooden picnic benches sit on the grassed village square to the front of the property amidst colourful hanging baskets, troughs and window boxes.

Fully equipped commercial catering kitchen.

2 Bed owner's accommodation with private access.

The business is currently closed.

In our opinion this property would be highly suitable for alternative use (STPP)


This fabulous characterful property is located overlooking the beautiful grassed square in the picture-postcard village of Skillington in Lincolnshire. Skillington has only an 11th Century Grade I listed church and a village hall however is surrounded by other highly affluent villages with shops, schools and amenities all within only a few miles. The village is situated 3 miles from the Leicestershire border, 6 miles from the famous market town of Grantham and only a stones throw from the fabulous Vale of Belvoir with its famous Castle and grounds. Other nearby places of interest include the small but stunning county of Rutland with the tourist attraction water and nature reserve (18 miles), the historic towns of Stamford (17 miles), Oakham (25 miles) and Melton (12 miles). The neighbouring village is Stoke Rochford with its highly popular golf course (3 miles) and Nottingham and Loughborough both with sought after universities are also close by. The A1 motorway is only 2 miles away giving easy access to both the North and South of the country.

This 17th Century two storey village inn is of both stone and brick construction sitting under a pitched, tiled roof. A small entrance porch to the front of the property and a door to the rear provide access to all the trading areas. These consist of:

Restaurant (circa 40 covers) is a lovely room to the rear of the property with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The room is fully carpeted and has loose tables and dining chairs able to be laid out to suit the occasion. Double Patio doors lead out onto an elevated decked Al Fresco area and is a fabulous place to sit drink and dine in the summer months. This area is currently under used but this is simply a lifestyle choice by the current owner. It provides immense opportunity for new owners to introduce a quality new food offer or alternative events to the business.

Lounge Bar (circa 50+ plus standing) is full of character and rustic charm. The room is part carpeted, part flagstones and has loose tables and chairs. Exposed wooden ceiling beams and attractive chandeliers look down on exposed stone walls and a log burner to one end of the room. To the other end is an open coal/log fire set in a fabulous stone built fireplace. There is a well stocked central bar server of wood construction offering 4 award winning cask ale hand pulls.

There is a fully equipped Catering Kitchen, with stainless steel surfaces and appliances (equipment not tested) and 5* EHO rating.

Ground floor Beer Cellar with remote, pumps and python etc.

Ladies & Gents WC / Small office area.

The owner's accommodation with private access is situated on the first floor and briefly comprises of: 2 double bedrooms, lounge and a fully fitted bathroom.

To the front of the property is the lovely grassed village square with 3 wooden picnic benches permitted and it is a beautiful place to sit and relax in the warmer weather. The patron's gravelled car park is to the rear for approx only 4 cars however parking is available throughout the village. Also to the rear are 2 outbuildings that are currently only used for storage. These provide immense opportunity to create a small brewery, deli or village shop for example if so desired.

We are advised that the business trades with the benefit of the Premises Licence (not seen) which permits the sale of alcohol during the hours of:
Mon - Sat 11am to 11pm
Sunday 12noon to 10.30pm

Current opening hours are:
Currently Closed

NB. Important. Prospective purchasers wishing to continue to operate the public house should ensure that they gain the APLH Qualification in readiness for their intended operation of the Public House.

The property and business is being offered for sale freehold (although we have not had sight of the title deeds). Mains services are connected with LPG for cooking & heating (no services tested).

The current owner purchased the property for a second time in 2015 and maintained its excellent reputation as a character village Inn offering quality drinks and food in fabulous comfortable surroundings. At this moment in time the business is not currently trading. Recently, however the inn has been at the centre of the local community and provided occasional theme nights and biker nights, was the principle supplier of licensed events at the village hall and was also awarded with Cask Marque recognition for the sale of quality cask ales.. Having been home to darts and crib teams and also hosting a legendary annual bike event that has now been running for many years mean that the property could easily be re-opened and is ready and waiting to trade. The business was operated by the owner's manageress assisted by 2-part time/casual members of staff. New owners could run the business using the same formula or they may wish to explore the obvious potential and opportunity to take the business to another level. In our opinion this could be achieved by extending the previous reduced opening hours, re-introducing a food offer or even the introduction of a village shop/Deli or micro-brewery. We also feel that the property could be highly suitable for alternative use (STPP).

Minimal accounting information will be made available to interested parties after viewing.

The property was viewed by Richard Fletcher who would be delighted to discuss further details and can be contacted on 07527 718400.

Viewing appointments must be made via Guy Simmonds.

VIEWING: All appointments must be made through Guy Simmonds. Please note that these Sales Particulars are issued on the strict basis that all negotiations, viewings and contacts in connection with this business are conducted through Guy Simmonds who are appointed by the vendor to act under a Sole Selling Rights agreement with total confidentiality. Any breach of these terms may make you liable in law to litigation and damages. Under no circumstances must you approach the owner direct without a formal appointment or disclose to other customers and staff that the Premises are for sale.

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Nearest station

  • Grantham (6.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Guy Simmonds, National Licensed Property Agents

Coppice Farm, Ashby Road Melbourne, DE73 8BJ

01332 448091 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Grantham (6.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Guy Simmonds, National Licensed Property Agents

Coppice Farm, Ashby Road Melbourne, DE73 8BJ

01332 448091 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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