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The Blue Bell Inn, Low Street,, East Drayton, Retford

211 sq. m.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 2,271 sq ft (211 sq m)

Key features

  • Well maintained Two bedroom living accommodation ideal for owner occupier, staff or profitable letting
  • Attractive heart of village setting near church
  • Car park
  • Convenient for A57, A1 & surrounding districts

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A rare opportunity has arisen to acquire this traditional Village public house nestling in the heart of a sought after village location. The Blue Bell has an excellent reputation for good food and innovative events from comedy/tribute acts, theme nights, weddings, christenings and private parties within the beautifully coordinated Function Marquee. Offered for sale for the first time in 10 years due to retirement the charm and character of this building complete with two bedroom self contained living accommodation, offers an excellent opportunity for an individual or family team looking for a business opportunity or investment.
Serving an excellent catchment area and location within convenient travelling distance of the A1 and the A57, this business has the ability to attract customers from further afield. There is ample opportunity to further increase sales with the addition of daytime opening hours. The Blue Bell has a working relationship with the nationally known Sundown Adventureland which is located within an adjoining village and the establishment regularly attracts a steady stream of families visiting the park. The historic towns of Newark & Lincoln with a varying range of attractions are within travelling distance and the A57 is the traditional route for local visitors to the East coast
Retford 6.9miles, Worksop 15.1miles, Lincoln 14.6miles, Newark 18.9 miles, Tuxford 4.7miles, Sundown Adventureland 3.2miles
(All mileages are approximate)

*The marketing price is +vat and includes fixtures & fittings

East Drayton is a sought after Nottinghamshire village being a previous winner of Nottinghamshire best kept village with an attractive mix of properties. It is located a short distance from the A57 which gives excellent access to the regions major towns and cities. The A1 is within convenient travelling distance, all of which provide good communication links which allow customers to be drawn from a wide geographical area.
A range of local amenities are available at Tuxford and Retford including Doctor’s surgery, pharmacy, range of local shops and amenities. The village is within the well respected Tuxford Academy catchment area and local primary schools are located at nearby Rampton & Dunham on Trent.

The property is easily found when leaving Retford along the A638 continue out of the town passing the Whitehouses service station and at the next right hand bend turn left as signposted to Upton & East Drayton follow the road for approx 6 miles and on entering the village continue straight ahead at the crossroads by the church onto Low St where the property will be found immediately on the right hand side

Entrance Hall
Ladies and Gentlemen’s toilet facilities
Gentlemen’s WC- two urinals, vanity wash unit with Triton hot water heater, electric hand dryer, Plein Air screen heater,
Ladies WC’s- Twin WC’s, corner vanity wash basin, Triton Hot water heater, Plein Air screen heater

Attrattractive Lounge Bar Area 10.89m (35' 9") x 4.50m (14' 9")
Impressive beamed and relief panelled bar area occupying a central position with excellent sight lines to all trade areas with hand sink, glazed double fronted bottle fridge, Astel glass washer, music system and speakers to bar area, fitted display shelving and optic holders impressive fireplace with raised flagged hearth upon which is set a cast iron wood burning stove with canopy to chimney breast making an attractive feature for customers,, beamed ceiling, two radiators, five brass up lighter wall lights and picture light, convector heater over door. Traditional wheelback chairs and tables providing covers for approx 34. Large front bay window and additional side window giving views to function marquee.

Access from the bar area to:-

Snug 4.00m (13' 1") x 4.61m (15' 1")
Known locally as’ Henry’s Bar named after well known local farmer, this area provides additional dining area with covers for approx 15 and ability to offer intimate dinning for individuals or family groups. Panelled features to walls, beamed ceiling, fitted pew bench seating, one radiator and one wall mounted electric heater, 4 brass wall lights and picture light. Bar access

Serving access to Function Marquee 12.00m (39' 4") x 6.70m (22' 0")
- Allowing multi functional use from Sunday Luncheons, comedy& tribute nights to weddings, birthday parties, christenings etc . Independent access to Marquee from Upvc Double glazed doors from Entrance Hall and externally. The marquee is leased and regularly replaced and refitted with dance floor, coordinated table, chairs and drapes to keep in first class order.

Access from Snug to;

Inner lobby with under stairs cutlery store

Commercial Kitchen 4.57m (15' 0") x 3.61m (11' 10")
Well fitted with stainless steel washing sink and pressure washer, hand basin, stainless steel preparation and worktops, Lincat LPG cooking range six ring hob and oven below, Lincat twin electric deep fat fryer’s, Buffallo twin fat fryer, Modern state of the art TurboChef Oven, Ozti dishwasher, two microwaves, HHC-993 Henny Penny Smart holder warm unit. Large extractor hoods, 3 pans Bain Marie.Tiled walls, wipe down Altro floor

Step up into;-

Dessert Room 3.14m (10' 4") x 2.82m (9' 3")
two chest freezers, meat fridge, further upright fridge, two stainless steel worktops and shelf, glazed fronted fridge plus 4 additional microwaves.

Side passageway with double door access for brewery and trade deliveries and access off to additional storage rooms

Cleaning Store 1.72m (5' 8") x 1.34m (4' 5")
Oil fired Boulter boiler providing central heating, serviced annually

Food Store 2.34m (7' 8") x 2.39m (7' 10")
Wall shelving, Bread freezer, Ice Cream Freezer, Spirits Cupboard

Cellar 2.29m (7' 6") x 3.73m (12' 3")
Fitted Champagne rack

Bottle Store 2.27m (7' 5") x 3.73m (12' 3")
Bottle cooler, shelving with large selection of spare glassware

Office area/Store 7.05m (23' 2") x 3.28m (10' 9")
Four chest freezers, further ice cream freezer, Glazed double fronted display fridge, side door with security grill

Access from inner lobby off Snug to Staircase leading to First Floor Private living accommodation comprising.

Landing- Radiator, built in lobby cupboard with radiator.

Further Study landing area 2.25m (7' 5") x 4.06m (13' 4")
with reduced eaves height

Well fitted Dining Kitchen 4.57m (15' 0") x 2.79m (9' 2")
Range of light oak style base units comprising one and half bowl single drainer sink unit with cupboards and drawers below, four ring electric hob with oven below and cooker hood over, tiled floor, high ceiling, Upvc double glazed window

Lounge 4.54m (14' 11") x 3.73m (12' 3")
Radiator, two Upvc double glazed windows

Bedroom1 3.61m (11' 10") x 3.32m (10' 11")
- Upvc double glazed window, radiator, built in airing cupboard with tank and immersion heater, access to roof.

Bedroom 2 3.99m (13' 1") x 2.37m (7' 9")
Upvc double glazed window, radiator

Bathroom 2.78m (9' 1") x 2.34m (7' 8")
Modern suite with paneled bath with shower attachment, pedestal wash basin, low flush WC,shaver point, radiator, vaulted ceiling, tiled floor.

The property has a front patio beer garden with benches and tables, canopied and heated smoking area.

Graveled car park with parking for approximately 15 vehicles

Mains water, electricity, and drainage are understood to be installed. Oil fired central heating.LPG gas Tank. Services have not been checked or tested

The Blue Bell has been family run for the last 9 years and full financial information will be made available to interested applicants following a formal viewing of the property. It is offered for sale due to retirement.


A Premises licence are held for the supply of alcohol from 10 am to 2am seven days a week.
The Agents have not had sight of the licence and prospective purchasers must verify this information for themselves.

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