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4 bedroom pub for sale



Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Imposing village inn situated in the affluent and highly desirable East Sussex village of Flimwell
  • Traditional Lounge Bar (circa 25+), multi-functional Restaurant (circa 20+ covers)
  • Versatile Pool Area (circa 25).
  • Refurbished and modernised throughout.
  • 1/2 bedroomed staff accommodation.
  • Impressive 3 bedroom family accommodation.
  • Good sized Beer Garden (circa 100) and Car Park for approximately 25+ cars.
  • Advised current turnover circa £360,000 (incl. VAT) split 70% food, 30% wet.
  • Possible change of use (STPP).

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Ref: 7425 FREEHOLD


This outstanding business is situated in the affluent and highly sought after village of Flimwell in the beautiful county of East Sussex. It can be easily reached from the A21 near Royal Tunbridge Wells and has excellent road communications providing easy access to the A20, A21, M25, M2, M20, A2 and M23 motorways making this superb location an extremely popular commuter area for the major motorways and the major international airports of Gatwick and Heathrow.

The village of Flimwell is within close proximity to the Eurotunnel at Folkestone and the Dover Ferry terminal, bringing an abundance of visitors and tourists from France and beyond all year round. Flimwell is also situated close to Royal Tunbridge Wells, Ashford and Maidstone and the coastal resorts of Hastings, Bexhill, Eastbourne and Brighton making this delightful traditional inn ideally situated to draw trade from the nearby surrounding towns and villages and has an excellent level of repeat trade.

An enviable place to reside and a compelling trade opportunity.

This substantial and imposing village inn occupies a strategic and well-positioned main road trading location.
Main entrance at the front with access into the lobby providing access into the Lounge Bar.

Lounge Bar (circa 25+) is an inviting and traditional room having a feature return bar servery with a solid polished counter and a matching back fitting with shelving and refrigerated bottle coolers (not tested); which is complemented by a range of polished tables, chairs, upholstered bar stools, leather armchairs and a leather sofa. Adding to the charm and character of this room is the feature brick built open fireplace, the solid oak flooring and the beamed ceiling. Access to the Pool Area and Restaurant.

Restaurant (circa 20+ covers) is a multi-functional room ideal for private functions and wakes etc and offers a warm and relaxing lovely dining experience and is well furnished with a range of loose polished tables and upholstered chairs. There is also a return bar servery. Adding to the charm of this room is t0he feature brick built open fireplace and the oak flooring.

Pool Area (circa 25) being a versatile room in its usage and is ideal for a variety of functions. The room is bright and airy and is furnished with loose polished tables and upholstered chairs. There is a pool table, a darts throw and a digital jukebox. Access to the Beer Garden.

Catering facilities include a well-equipped commercial Kitchen with stainless steel appliances and preparation surfaces (appliances not tested). Freezer Room.

Lower Ground Floor Cellar with dray drop, pumps, pythons x2, post mix and cooler.

Ladies, Gents and Disabled W.C.’s.

There is self-contained ground floor unit (currently being fitted and decorated) and briefly comprises: 1/2 bedrooms, lounge/bedroom, kitchen and shower room.

Situated on the 1st floor, being of a good size and presented in excellent decorative order and briefly comprises: 3 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and bathroom.

At the rear is a good sized enclosed Beer Garden (circa 100) having a lawned area with timber picnic benches and a children’s play area. There is also a covered designated smoking area and good sized covered timber pergola with tables and chairs. There is a private paved courtyard. Patron’s parking facilities for circa 25+ cars.

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 – 10.00am – 11.00pm
Thursday – Saturday – 10.00am – Midnight
Sunday – 11.00am – 10.30pm
The current opening hours are as follows:
Monday – Sunday – Midday – 11.00pm

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). We are advised that the inn benefits from all mains utility services (services not tested). Business rates payable are to be confirmed.

Our vendor client operates this successful business as a ‘sole trader’ on a full time basis with the assistance of 5 full time and 4 part time members of staff. Trade is currently derived from circa 70% food and 30% wet sales, thereby providing tremendous scope for a new operator partnership with previous experience of running a catering/events orientated operation to take this business to even greater heights by focussing on a strategic and extensive marketing campaign to further promote the premises for weddings, private functions and wakes etc. Advised current turnover is circa £360,000 (incl. VAT). This is truly an incredible opportunity for either an owner operator to continue to build the business or for a commercial investor to enhance their existing portfolio. 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 £450,000 per annum (incl. VAT). The asking price reflects the current trading foundation, the location and quality of fixtures and fitting, and of course not forgetting that this is an extremely substantial freehold property.

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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(I) These particulars are a general outline for the guidance of intending purchasers (or lessees) and do not constitute an offer or contract, nor any part of an offer or contract.
(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.
(VI) All statements and descriptions are made without responsibility or warranty by Guy Simmonds, the vendors or lessees. Neither do Guy Simmonds nor the vendors/lessees hold ourselves responsible for any expenses whatsoever incurred by applicants inspecting Businesses which may be sold or withdrawn, to include travelling, valuation/survey, legal fees etc.
(VII) No person in the employment of Guy Simmonds has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.
(VIII) It should not be assumed that the contents of any photographs are included in the sale.
(IX) All prices quoted are excluding stock at valuation.

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