Restaurant for sale

Westruther - TD3

£195,995

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • FREE HOUSE
  • Public Bar
  • 3 Bedroom Owner's Accommodation
  • FREEHOLD

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Situation
The hamlet of Westruther is situated on the B6456 to the east of Lauder and west of the Borders town of Duns. The village has its own primary school with secondary schooling at nearby Earlston. There is a daily bus to transport the children to and from school. The city of Edinburgh is less than 1 hour's drive from Westruther. This area of the Borders is known for its natural unspoilt countryside with the main local industry being farming. Many tourists are drawn to enjoy the lush green countryside and outdoor activities include walks, shooting and fishing etc.

Business
The business has been run by the current proprietors since May 2006. During this time, the business has built up an excellent reputation and now enjoys much repeat custom mainly from locals and has the advantage of having tourists and outdoor enthusiasts in the summer months. Trade is derived successfully from both food and wet sales on an approximate 50/50 proportion. At present, the business is run with the assistance of 1 owner and part time members of staff.

Building Internal
The Old Thistle Inn is an historic building dating back to approximately 1721. There are many original features still remaining including the beamed ceiling and open fireplaces etc. There are 2 entrances to the front leading into the public areas. Private accommodation is accessed via an internal staircase.

Public Areas
The public bar oozes character and is designed and decorated in a traditional style. There is a stripped timber floor, wood paneling and exposed stone walls etc. Other features in the room include the traditional open fireplace which roars in the winter months. There is a selection of bar seating including stools and fixed wall seating around timber tables. The bar servery occupies a prominent position on the adjacent wall upon entry and has all the usual services behind including attractive timber gantry.
On the opposite side of the hallway is the lounge bar. This has tapestry style button back seating with real flame gas fire, carpeted floor and again a traditional beamed ceiling. This area can comfortably cater for up to 14 covers. Beyond this room another doorway leads to the restaurant. The room has a wonderful open fire with traditional brick surround with a new multi fuel stove. Seating is by way of spoke back timber chairs around timber tables with cast iron bases. This area can comfortably cater for around 20 covers. Another popular room is the games area. This works back to back with the village bar and is well equipped with a pool table, selection of seating, darts board etc. French doors lead out to the private beer garden.

Owners Accom
The owner's flat is situated above the business and is extremely well appointed consisting of lounge, bathroom, 2 double bedrooms and a further attic room.

Service Areas
Contained on the ground floor level is a commercial kitchen with a range of professional equipment. There is also a dry goods store, freezer room and well appointed ladies and gents toilets service the public areas.

Building External
As previously mentioned, there is a well appointed paved beer garden which is popular during the summer months.

Services
We are informed that the property has mains water, drainage and electricity connected with bottled gas for cooking and heating.

Licence
The business trades with the benefit of a public house licence. A new premises licence has been applied for.

Tenure
The property is held on the Scottish equivalent of Freehold.

Trading Figures
A full trading profit and loss account will be made available after a formal viewing has taken place.

Summary
The Old Thistle Inn is an historic property which oozes character. This is an opportunity to purchase a well performing business which also has the advantage of a well presented owner's flat above.

Price
Offers over £195,995 are sought for the heritable property, fixtures, fittings and goodwill. Stock in trade will be additional at valuation.
Inventory

An Inventory will be compiled to detail all items of a personal nature excluded from the sale and items subject to lease, this will be available to all parties wishing to offer.

Viewing

Strictly by appointment through the sellers’ sole agents, Bruce & Company. Please remember when viewing that staff and locals may not be aware that the business is on the market and we would be grateful if you do not talk openly about the business while in the area.

Offers

All offers, couched in Scottish Legal Terms, should be submitted to the sellers’ sole agents Bruce & Company.

Further Information

Should you require further information on this or any other property, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0131 314 0660.

Business Finance Centre

For a free, no obligation quotation on the finance available to purchase this business, please phone THE BUSINESS MORTAGE CENTRE 0131 558 9832

Website

Visit our website at http://www.bruceandco.co.uk for a range of other properties available


Nearest station

  • Stow (11.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

ALTIUS GROUP LIMITED, Bruce & Co

First Floor Office, Unit 9A South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB

0131 291 0567 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Stow (11.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

ALTIUS GROUP LIMITED, Bruce & Co

First Floor Office, Unit 9A South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB

0131 291 0567 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

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

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