Pub for sale

The Inn at Hawnby, Hawnby, nr Helmsley, York, United Kingdom, YO62 5QS

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Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Bar for 30 and restaurant for 40 covers
  • 9 en suite letting bedrooms
  • Kitchen and prep/storage area
  • External terrace with stunning views
  • Car parking to the rear
  • Potential to introduce more letting rooms & covers. Energy Rating C

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold


A characterful country inn which sits at the heart of the North Yorkshire village of Hawnby, within the North York Moors National Park.

The Inn is the hub of the Hawnby Estate Village and is supported by villagers with trade significantly boosted by tourists.

The Inn is frequented by shoot parties throughout the season (12th August - 1st February).


The Inn occupies an elevated position at the heart of the village of Hawnby, which sits circa six miles north of the ever popular market town of Helmsley and circa nine miles south east of Osmotherley, the gateway to the North York Moors National Park. The village is extremely popular with walkers and cyclists, particularly during the summer months, and with shoot parties over the autumn and winter. Access to major arterial routes include the A19 north-south and the A170 east-west carriageways.

Distance to major towns and cities; Thirsk 9 miles, Northallerton 15 miles, Middlesbrough 24 miles , York 30 miles.

Internal Details

The ground floor comprises a bar and lounge which seats approximately 30 customers in its current layout. The other main trading area is a restaurant which seats circa 40 but has the potential to be divided, or extended subject to necessary planning permissions. The restaurant has large bay windows and enjoys views across the countryside. Ancillary areas include ladies and gents toilets, catering kitchen with separate pot wash/preparation room and beer cellar.


The Inn is offered by way of a new, free of tie, fully repairing and insuring lease, with lease length and further terms to be negotiated.

The landlord is Mexborough Estates, who are passionate about the Inn business and see it as integral to the future and sustainability of this estate village.

Letting Accommodation

At first floor level are six, double en suite letting bedrooms. There are also three, self contained en suite letting rooms in a converted outbuilding.

There remains further opportunity for guest accommodation elsewhere in the village subject to planning and agreement.

External Details

To the front and on one side of the Inn is an external, paved terrace providing stunning views over the moors.

Owner's Accommodation

Separate accommodation for manager or staff available by separate negotiation.

The Opportunity

A new, free of tie lease with a passionate and supportive, private landlord is offered by our clients', who seek an experienced operator who can tastefully restore The Inn and establish it once again as the hub of the village.

Trading Information

The business is currently closed and therefore no trading information is available.

Development Potential

Mexborough Estates own a number of other properties in the village and would be open to potentially leasing these in addition to The Inn, whether this be utilised as further letting accommodation, or for staff accommodation.

Business Rates

The Rateable Value is £20,700 with effect from April 2017. Confirmation of actual business rates payable should be obtained from the local authority.


Premises License.

Nearest station

  • Thirsk (9.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

Map & Street View

Nearest station

  • Thirsk (9.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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