3 bedroom pub for sale



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Tenure: Freehold



A charming substantial property situated between the bustling market town of Newark on Trent and the famous historic cathedral city of Lincoln.

Lounge/Bar (c65+ plus standing) with exposed wooden ceiling beams, exposed brick and stonework and an open coal fire.

Restaurant (c43 covers or 80 buffet style) with air conditioning and doors to the rear grassed garden.

Fully-equipped catering kitchen with 5* EHO.

Large grassed beer garden area with children's play equipment and mature shrubs and borders.

Spacious and delightful 3 Bedroom (2 double) owner's accommodation with private access and a small private patio and shed.

This business is closed : Previous Trade split when run on limited trading hours and as a lifestyle choice was approx 50% Wet sales: 50% Food sales.

Genuine reason for sale - Retirement.


This delightful unopposed inn sits on a good-sized plot in the pretty and affluent village of Carlton le Moorland in Lincolnshire. The village sits in a highly desirable area for families, visitors and walkers and has many nearby facilities to include schools and shops whilst being surrounded by other affluent and sought after villages. Carlton le Moorland sits directly between the bustling market town of Newark (9 miles) and the famous historic cathedral city of Lincoln (12 miles). The market town of Sleaford is a 15-mile drive away through the Lincolnshire countryside. The nearby road networks are excellent and the A1, A46 and A15 are all within easy reach.

This desirable 16th century village inn is of brick and stone construction, sitting under a pitched pan tiled roof on the main road running through the village. An attractive entrance porch with exposed stone walling is to the side of the property and provides access to all the trading areas. These consists of:

Lounge/Bar (circa 65+ plus standing) is full of character and rustic charm with loose tables, chairs and upholstered perimeter bench seating all sitting on a fully carpeted floor. Exposed wooden beams to the ceiling look down on several cosy snug areas, exposed stone walls and to one end there is an exposed brick built open coal fire. There is a central bar server of medium oak construction with 3 cask ale hand pulls and a ceramic tile perimeter. The room also has a wall mounted HDTV.

Restaurant (circa 43 covers or circa 80 buffet style - dependant on layout) is a lovely self-contained conservatory extension to the rear of the property and it is fully air conditioned. The room has loose tables and chairs all sitting on a fully carpeted floor and able to be laid out as desired and to suit the occasion. Rotating ceiling fans and windowsill table lamps add to the ambience and to one end are patio doors that open out on the lovely grassed garden and patio area to the rear.

There is a fully-equipped Catering Kitchen with stainless steel appliances and surfaces and 5* EHO rating (equipment not tested). Separate wash up and prep areas lead off.

Ground floor Beer Cellar with python system, pumps and remote etc.

Ladies (with disabled accessible WC) & Gents WC's.

The owner's accommodation is presented in excellent condition and is located on the 1st floor. This briefly consists of: 2 double Bedrooms, a good-sized lounge, a lovely family bathroom and a further multi-use room that is currently a kitchen. This could also be used as an office or 3rd bedroom (single) if required. The owner's accommodation also has private access, a small private patio and a 5'x 5' storage shed.

To the side of the property is a slabbed patio area with wooden picnic benches all set amongst colourful planters, troughs, pots and baskets. To the rear of the property is a delightful, attractive enclosed grassed beer garden area (circa 50+ covers or circa 200 on gala day) with wooden picnic benches, mature borders and a lovely apple tree. The garden also has children's play equipment and wonderful views of the village church. Also to the rear of the property is the patron's car park with spaces for circa 7 cars however parking is readily available throughout the village.

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:
Sun - Thurs 11am to midnight
Fri - Sat 11am to 1am

Current opening hours are:

Currently closed (Retirement).

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). All appropriate mains services are connected (no services tested) and the property uses LPG for cooking and heating. Business rates payable are advised as being circa £NIL per annum.

The current owner purchased the business in 1996 and over the years has offered quality locally sourced home cooked food and drinks to a loyal, repeat and desirable clientele. More recently the business was run as a lifestyle operation on limited trading hours with impending retirement looming. Our vendor client recently closed the business in April 2017 and is now looking to take life at a more leisurely pace. When the business was open and operating it sat directly at the heart of the local community. It not only played host to live entertainment, a weekly quiz, Sunday lunches and OAP specials but always went above and beyond that extra mile by catering for special dietary requirements and strategically planning a highly popular annual gala day. The business traded on a sales split of circa 50% wet sales and 50% food sales through lifestyle choice and on reduced opening hours and provides many untapped opportunities moving forwards. In our opinion new enthusiastic owners could re-launch the business by extending the previously reduced opening hours and trading with a similar offer whilst adding their own ideas from their business plan.

Accounting information will be made available to interested parties after viewing. The property was viewed by Richard Fletcher who would be delighted to discuss further details and can be contacted on 07527 718400.

Viewing appointments must be made via Guy Simmonds

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Nearest stations

  • Swinderby (4.7 mi)
  • Collingham (4.9 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

  • Swinderby (4.7 mi)
  • Collingham (4.9 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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