4 bedroom pub for sale



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Tenure: Leasehold



Delightful 18th Century country village inn located in the affluent location of Arford.

Traditional Lounge Bar (circa 25), Inviting Snug Bar (circa 25), Relaxing and cosy Restaurant (circa 30 covers).

Wealth of charm and character throughout with open fires, beamed ceilings and timber pillars.

Impressive 4 bedroomed family accommodation.

Well-equipped Commercial Catering Kitchen.

Delightful Beer Garden, Patrons Parking Facilities and a Superb Private Garden for the Owners.

Advised current turnover circa 250,000 (incl. VAT).

Trade split circa 65% wet and 35% food.

Punch Taverns partially tied renewable lease.




This outstanding business is situated in the affluent and highly sought after village of Arford in the glorious county of Hampshire/Surrey Hills borders and can be easily reached from the A3 near Grayshott. Situated within the commuter belt being approximately ONLY 40 miles from the capital city of London and also having excellent road communications, providing easy access to the M25, M3 and M1 motorways making this superb location an extremely popular commuter area for the major motorways and the major international airports of Heathrow and Gatwick. This delightful village inn is ideally situated to draw trade from Farnham, Grayshott, Headley, Churt, Hindhead and Arford itself, and also attracts a desirable clientele emanating from the affluent nearby surrounding towns and villages situated within the Surrey Hills and has an excellent level of repeat trade. Arford is a highly desirable area for families and has many excellent facilities and amenities; including the many glorious circular walks in and around the world famous Frensham Ponds, Waggoners Wells and The Devil's Punch Bowl. A compelling business opportunity and an enviable place to reside.


This delightful inn has a wealth of character prevalent throughout, exuding a lovely cosy ambience and epitomises a typical English village inn situated in this quaint Surrey village.
Main entrance at the front leading into the lobby with access into the Lounge Bar.
Lounge Bar (circa 25) is a lovely traditional room exuding a relaxing ambience having a feature return bar servery with a solid polished counter and matching back fitting with trade optics (not tested) and shelving; which is complemented by a range of loose polished tables, chairs, upholstered perimeter seating and upholstered bar stools.
Adding to the charm and character of this room is the feature brick built open fire and the part panelled walls. Access to the Snug Bar (circa 25) a lovely room exuding a warm and cosy ambience having a return bar servery and is furnished with loose polished tables, upholstered chairs, upholstered perimeter seating and upholstered bar stools. Access to the Restaurant (circa 30 covers), being well furnished with a good range of loose polished tables, upholstered bench style seating and upholstered perimeter seating. Adding to the charm and character of this room are the beamed ceiling, timber pillars and the brick built inglenook fireplace with inset log burner.
Catering facilities include a well-equipped Commercial Kitchen with stainless steel appliances and preparation surfaces (appliances not tested).
Ground Floor Cellar with delivery access, pumps, python, tilt racks, post mix and cooler.
Ladies and Gents W.C.'s.


Situated on the 1st floor; being of a good size and presented in good order briefly comprises: 4 bedrooms (with en-suite shower room to master bedroom), lounge/diner, laundry room and bathroom.


There is a delightful lawned Beer Garden with timber picnic benches; having a wonderful back drop of mature trees and bushes etc. Patron's Car Parking facilities for circa 15+ cars. There is also a lovely private garden for the owners.


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:
Monday - Wednesday - 11.00am - 11.00pm
Thursday - Saturday - 11.00am - Midnight
Sunday - Midday - 10.30pm
The current opening hours are as follows:
Monday - Friday - Midday - 3.00pm & 6.00pm - 11.00pm
Saturday - Midday - 3.00pm & 6.00pm - Midnight
Sunday - Midday - 4.00pm & 7.00pm - 10.30pm

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 business is offered for sale as a lease assignment with approx 3 years remaining of the Punch Taverns full repairing and insuring, renewable agreement. We are advised that the inn is partially tied to draught beers and bottled beers ONLY. We are informed that the rent is currently 32,500 per annum. We are advised that at the end of the term, the Lease (not seen by Guy Simmonds) should be renewable with no further premium - subject to the provision of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954. We are advised that the inn benefits from all mains services and uses gas fired heating (no services seen or tested). Business rates payable are advised as currently being circa 9,500 per annum.


Our vendor clients operate this excellent business as a husband and wife team with the assistance of 2 full time and 5 part time staff. The trade is currently derived from circa 65% wet and 35% food sales, thereby providing tremendous scope for a new hands-on owner operator partnership with previous experience of running a food orientated operation to elevate this business to the next level by increasing upon the existing sales by expanding on the current food offering and by also focussing on a strategic marketing campaign to promote the diversity of the premises to cater for weddings, private parties and wakes etc, for which there is huge demand within the locale. This is truly an extremely rare and outstanding opportunity for those seeking a lifestyle change or an alternative career from the stress and strife of the City or even as an additional income stream whilst commuting. Advised current sales are circa 250,000 (incl. VAT). This delightful inn is a well-established and successful business and in our opinion with the above areas of potential we would quite easily expect a fully focussed and fully committed operator to achieve a turnover well in excess of 325,000 (incl. VAT).
Accounting information will be made available to interested parties after viewing.
This business was viewed by Martin McConnell who would be delighted to discuss further details and can be contacted on 07970 213549.
Viewing appointments must be made by contacting 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.

FINANCE FOR PURCHASING A LICENSED PROPERTY: We are in constant touch with a leading finance broker who specialises in arranging Business Finance for Licensed Properties. Whether you are purchasing a Licensed Property through ourselves, or another agent, we will be pleased to contact on your behalf our specialist who can arrange the necessary Finance Package for you at preferential rates. Please telephone for free and no obligation advice with regards to financing a Business.

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(II) All descriptions, dimensions, distances, maps/plans, references to condition, trading figures and other items in these particulars are given as a guide and no responsibility is assumed by Guy Simmonds for the accuracy of individual items. Intending purchasers (or lessees) should not rely on them as statements of representations of fact and should satisfy themselves as to the correctness of each item by making independent enquiries.
(III) Intending purchasers (or lessees) should make their own independent enquiries regarding the use of the property, necessary permissions for use and occupations, potential uses and any other matters affecting the property prior to purchase.
(IV) Guy Simmonds do not make or give whether in these particulars, during negotiations or otherwise, any representation or warranty in relation to this property. No responsibility is taken by Guy Simmonds for any error, omission or mis-statement in these particulars. Guy Simmonds do not warrant the accuracy of any accountancy information supplied and purchasers are advised to take independent advice in order to satisfy themselves.
(V) Guy Simmonds are unable to give any warranty as to the working order of any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services associated with the premises and therefore, cannot verify they are in full working order. Purchasers are strongly advised to obtain specialist reports prior to exchange of contracts in order to satisfy themselves.
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Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Nearest stations

  • Liphook (3.6 mi)
  • Bentley (4.6 mi)
  • Haslemere (5.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Guy Simmonds Business Transfers Limited , National Licensed Property

Coppice Farm, Ashby Road Melbourne, DE73 8BJ

01332 448136 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Liphook (3.6 mi)
  • Bentley (4.6 mi)
  • Haslemere (5.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Guy Simmonds Business Transfers Limited , National Licensed Property

Coppice Farm, Ashby Road Melbourne, DE73 8BJ

01332 448136 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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