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Tenure: Freehold

The White Horse Inn is located in the picturesque village of Cilcain, Nr Mold, Flintshire.

This stunning 17th century pub is situated at the heart of the village and within an area of outstanding natural beauty. The village is surrounded by breath-taking views of the Clwydian Range, a series of hills and mountains attracting thousands of walkers and ramblers year after year. The pub caters for the many tourists visiting the nearby Moel Famau, the highest hill in the range and the famous Offa's Dyke Path walk.

The village has all essential amenities including a convenience store, church, village hall and primary school. Cilcain hosts many events for the locals, such as fitness classes, breakfast clubs, craft groups, coffee mornings and much more. The White Horse Inn is truly at the hub of this residential and farming community and the purchaser will be highly welcomed.

Flintshire is a beautiful location with lots to see and do. The county is the gateway to Wales, attracting heavy footfall and passing trade with a clear increase in the summer months. There are many attractions including Flint Castle, Theatr Clwyd, Planetree Adventure, Outpost Paintball and Greenfield Valley Heritage Park.

Cilcain is a short drive from the larger town of Mold and the area is served by both the A494 and A55. There is a bus stop a short walk from the property with regular daily routes into Mold and Holywell.

Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market The White Horse Inn. This pretty quintessential village inn has been serving the local community and the many visitors to Cilcain since the 1700's, with our clients, a husband and wife team successfully running the business since inception in 1977.

The White Horse Inn benefits from being free of tie and has been recognised by CAMRA. The pub has been a regular entry in the guide for over 20 years and serves real ales, special beers, fine wines and spirits.

The pub is also very well known for its home cooked food and offers a varied menu with daily specials including curries, steaks, the very popular dish of ham and eggs and our client's traditional steak and kidney pie, being a particular favourite of both locals and visitors alike. Our client also believes that food sales could be increased significantly if Sunday lunches were to be introduced or food served all day.

The pub is currently generating an advised turnover of around 178,000 with a gross profit of 65% as of 2016 accounts. The inn serves food during the day and in the evenings with trade split 70% wet and 30% dry sales.

The pub offers a warm and friendly atmosphere, a fantastic venue to relax and unwind after a day discovering the delights of the region. The pub is in immaculate condition with many of the historical features carefully preserved, such as the original beams and feature fireplaces. Log burners are positioned throughout to keep the inn cosy in the colder months and boasts around 82 covers in total. The owners take pride in the pubs appearance and during the summer months the property is covered with beautiful hanging baskets and shrubs, making it a delight to sit outside and enjoy the scenery of the village.

This is a well-established pub in an idyllic location and we believe a new owner may wish to introduce a website and have a presence on social media to further promote the assets of this fantastic business.

The business further benefits from superb living accommodation with 3 double bedrooms and private sun terrace. The inn has a large car park to the rear and a beautiful side garden. The property is eye-catching from the main road and looks welcoming.

We highly recommend early viewing and of this outstanding business. An ideal acquisition, perhaps, for a couple or family looking for a lifestyle change and to get away from the hustle and bustle of town and city life.

Beautiful prominent premise in the centre of the village briefly comprising: -

To the front of the property are seating areas, ideal in the warmer summer months. The property is covered with lovely flowers, pot plants and hanging baskets.

Entry is via an undercover porch leading through to two attractive lounges and bar area.

Lounge one is to the left with covers for around 10 with feature quarry tiled floors, beamed ceiling and walls, log burner, antique settle, table and chairs and a statement wooden bar serving area with optics, 2 bottle coolers with soft drinks, wine and bottle beer, 2 pumps serving specialist beers, card machine and till.

Lounge two is to the left of the main entrance. Features include quarry tiled floors, beamed ceiling and walls, log burner, antique settles and wooden table and chairs providing seating for 22.

Also in this area are two further seating areas split over 2 levels with table and chairs for a further 25 covers.

To the side of the pub is an attractive patio seating area incorporating a heated smoking area and separate entrance into a further public bar. This area of the pub is popular with walkers and cyclists. The bar area provides optics, beer pumps, wines and spirits. Bar stools provide additional seating and a sink is installed behind the bar. In addition to the tables and chairs there is a darts board, dominos table and wall mounted TV.

Between the lounge areas and public bar is a beautiful open fire place with log burner. The entire pub is fitted with quality quarry tiling and beautiful Persian rugs.

Large immaculate kitchen completely fitted with commercial stainless steel equipment.

Kitchen Equipment includes: -
Range gas hob and electric oven
2 Chest freezer
Stainless steel preparation area
2 x Microwaves
1 x Upright freezer
2 fridges
Freestanding Valentine deep fat fryer
Electric toasting grill
Four pan Baine Marie
Large sink
Fan system

In the main bar, there are ladies and gents toilets. The ladies has two WC's and a sink, the gents has three urinals, one WC and a sink.

Medium sized holding approximately 10 barrels and the pump pull is 2 pints.

Owners' Accommodation
The superb owners' accommodation is located on the first floor and stretches across the entire length of the pub.

Large lounge, beautifully decorated throughout. There are original beams and character features on display.

Kitchen/Dining Room
Fully fitted out with wooden wall and base units and expensive granite worktops and Belfast sink. Open plan dining room with patio doors leading to a pretty roof top terrace with plants trees and shrubs.

Separate office.

Large bathroom with WC sink and large walk in shower.

Three good sized double bedrooms, one is en-suite.

There is a large car park to the rear of the property for staff and customer parking. There are several outhouses which are currently used for storage.

We are advised the business is being sold as a Freehold opportunity.

The pub opens:-
Tuesday to Friday 12 noon to 3.00pm
Saturday 12 noon to 11.00pm
Sunday 12 noon to 10.30pm

Food is served 7 days a week
Lunchtime - Everyday 12 noon to 2.15pm (not Monday lunchtime).
Evenings 6.30pm - 9.00pm Monday to Saturday and
6.30pm to 8.30pm Sunday.

This is very much a lifestyle business.

The business is run and managed by our clients, with the help of six-part time members of staff.

The pub is currently generating an advised turnover of around 178,000 with a gross profit of 65% as of 2016 accounts.

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