Pub for sale

Bell Inn, Market Hill, Clare, Suffolk, CO10 8NN

Guide Price £650,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Attractive market place 16th C coaching inn
  • Extensive trading space on ground & first
  • Bar, lounge, restaurant & 2 function rooms
  • 15 en suite letting bedrooms plus managers
  • Enclosed trade patio, rear car park for 12
  • Recent CAPEX to trading areas ? good potential. EPC Exempt

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description

The property comprises a two storey Grade II Listed period property with a part timber framed exterior under a pitched tiled roof with more modern extensions to the rear.

Clare has a deeply fascinating history and the kind of timeless beauty which can only evolve over many centuries. Features include the Country Park, a haven of conservation and preservation as well as a place of recreation, a 13th century Priory and a great Gothic Wool Church. There are a selection of antique shops and art galleries to visit, as well as a comprehensive range of local shops.

The Property is positioned in the centre of the village opposite a small convenience store and a number of local businesses. There is off road public parking to the front of the property and in the market place.

Location

The Village of Clare is located on the A1092 close to the Suffolk Essex border approximately eight miles east of Haverhill and 9.5 miles west of the market town of Sudbury. The popular and attractive wool towns of Long Melford and Lavenham are close by as are the larger towns of Colchester, Bury st Edmunds and Ipswich. The city of Cambridge is 24 miles to the west with the M11 J9 + 10 easily accessible close to the city.

The communications in the area are generally good with the A11, M11, A120, and A131 trunk roads providing good road links from the village in all directions.

Internal Details

Internally there is access from both the main front entrance and leading directly from the rear car park. The bar is accessed from the front entrance lobby and features a wooden central servery and an exposed stone floor with seating on bar stools for 18 . Leading from here is the carpeted lounge with seating on cushioned tub chairs and settees for 22. There is a further split level seating area off the bar with an exposed wood floor and a mix of formal seating for 20.

The main restaurant to the rear has a vaulted ceiling, wood floor and doors to the rear patio – it has 24 covers and is laid out with freestanding tables and chairs.

The reception desk with office behind is located off the lounge area.

There are 2 function rooms – one on the ground floor with exposed beams and wood flooring and seating for 40 with the main one located at first floor level with a bar servery and seating up to 50.

Good sized trade kitchen with overhead extraction, dry goods store, office and walk in cold room Large cellar in three parts Linen room, scullery, boiler room and wood store.

Fixtures & Fittings

The remaining fixtures and fittings are included in the sale, except personal items owned by the outgoing tenant and items owned by any third party such as beer raising equipment, branded items and gaming machines.

Letting Accommodation

Accessed internally are 4 en suite bedrooms, with a further 11 en suite bedrooms in the accommodation block to the rear. The 15 comfortable hotel bedrooms are a mixture of doubles, twin’s and family options. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms or shower cubicles.

External Details

Externally there is a gravel car park to the rear for circa 12 vehicles and an enclosed decking patio area with seating for around 28 covers.

Owner's Accommodation

Accessible via an internal staircase; two bedrooms, bathroom and lounge with kitchenette. There are 2 staff bedrooms on this level. There are 2 further staff rooms off the courtyard to the rear with a shared lounge and bathroom.

The Opportunity

The Bell is in a much sought after area of north west Suffolk just 24 miles east of Cambridge. The business has a good reputation within its affluent catchment area in addition to benefiting from the high number of visitors drawn to the village and the surrounding towns.

The property, which is offered with vacant possession, offers either an owner operator or multiple operator the opportunity to take advantage of this business in an enviable location.

Trading Information

Tied beer volume information is available however as the property forms part of a larger tenanted estate no trading information is available. In terms of trade splits we understand trade is split evenly between wet, dry and accommodation.

Trading Hours

The business currently operates seven days a week.

Business Rates

The rateable value from 01 April 2017 is £43,200.

Regulatory

Premises Licence.

VAT at the prevailing rate may be applicable on the sale of this property and where there is owner's accommodation is normally based on 90% of the purchase price. It is recommended that specialist advice istaken in this respect.


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Nearest station

  • Sudbury (7.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Christie & Co , Ipswich

Hyde Park House Crown Street, Ipswich, IP1 3LG

01472 565052 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Sudbury (7.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Christie & Co , Ipswich

Hyde Park House Crown Street, Ipswich, IP1 3LG

01472 565052 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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