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The Hart Inn, The Square, Hartland, EX39


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USE CLASSUse class orders: A4 Drinking Establishments and Class E

A4, E

Key features

  • Extremely Well Presented Character Village Pub & Restaurant
  • Attractive & Impressive Bar & Dining Areas For 94+
  • Private Beer Gardens With External Seating For 88+
  • Spacious Family Sized 4 Bedroom Owner's Accommodation
  • Recently Refurbished To An Exceptionally High Standard
  • Internal Inspection Highly Recommended


The Hart Inn is a substantial character Grade II listed village pub and restaurant, which is presented in excellent order. The trade areas were extended in 2020 to provide a larger restaurant, suitable for functions and a new commercial kitchen was also created, together with additional ancillary and welfare facilities. This high quality and well-regarded business trades as a traditional village public house and restaurant and offers spacious family sized owner's accommodation. The property briefly comprises: - Impressive Character Main Bar (40+), Snug (10), Games Room/Further Snug (4+), Attractive Restaurant/Function Room (40+), Well Equipped Commercial Catering Kitchen with Ancillary Facilities, Spacious Family Sized Owner's Accommodation with 4 Bedrooms, Sitting Room, Modern Kitchen/Dining Room, Office, Family Bathroom and a Separate WC. Externally, the business benefits from an Attractive Beer Garden (88+), a Childrens Play Area and an Owner's Private Parking Area. The Hart Inn is an opportunity to purchase an extremely well-presented village public house business and home, and a viewing is strongly recommended to appreciate the standards inherent throughout all aspects of this business and property.

The Hart Inn is situated in the Village Square in the centre of the popular and picturesque village of Hartland and adjacent to the main village car park. The Hartland Peninsular has been designated as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with wonderful coastal scenery, clifftop walks and rugged coastline. The village itself has a useful range of day-to-day amenities and importantly has a vibrant community spirit. Both Bideford and Bude are thirteen miles equidistant with easy access from the A39 Atlantic Highway, whilst Barnstaple, the Regional Centre of North Devon, is a further 10 miles distant. The village lies less than 2 miles from the rugged North Devon coastline at Hartland Quay, and a similar distance from the Heritage village of Clovelly with its picturesque harbour and steep cobbled streets. The village is situated in an area which is a popular destination for visitors and tourists with a range of attractions and resorts locally, including the stunning North Devon and North Cornwall surfing beaches.

Customer Entrance Doors to the front and rear. Main Bar an attractive character room with part carpeted and part solid wood flooring, partially exposed stone walls, exposed ceiling timbers, feature central skylight, wall mounted menu boards, darts oche area, feature lighting, exposed stone fireplace, window shutters, range of freestanding wooden tables, chairs and upholstered benches comfortably seating 40+ customers, plus bar stools and adequate standing room. Substantial copper topped return Bar Servery with non-slip flooring and fitted with a range of back bar fittings including extensive display shelving, 2 single glass fronted bottle fridges, double glass fronted bottle fridge, glass washer, EPOS touch screen till system with printer link to the kitchen and a stainless-steel sink unit. Games Room/Snug carpeted flooring, open fireplace (disused), darts oche area, feature lighting, and settle seating for 4+ customers. Snug a character room with carpeted flooring, exposed ceiling timbers, part wood panelled walls, double sided wood burning stove, feature lighting, sofa, tables, and chairs for around 10 customers. Restaurant/Function Room an attractive multi-purpose room, completed in 2020 with solid wood flooring, exposed timbers, partially exposed stone walls, feature double sided wood burning stove, bi-fold doors leading out to the beer garden, feature lighting, wall mounted menu boards, range of freestanding wooden tables and chairs comfortably seating 40+ customers. Ladies and Gentleman's WC's. Commercial Catering Kitchen completed in 2020 with non-slip flooring, part stainless steel and part wipe clean clad walls, extractor system with stainless steel canopy over and gas interlock, 6 burner gas range, chargrill, 2 x twin deep fat fryers, Rational combination oven, Turbofan oven, 3 microwave ovens, stainless steel sink unit, 2 x stainless steel handbasins, stainless steel wall shelving, stainless steel work benches with shelving below, warming cabinet, serving gantry with warming lamps, 2 upright fridges, 2 door under counter commercial fridge unit, double upright freezer, commercial pass through dishwasher with tray slide, twin deep bowl stainless steel sink unit, stainless steel racked shelving. Freezer Store with 3 chest freezers, 2 upright fridges and racked shelving. Bottle Store fully shelved. Beer Cellar temperature controlled with ice machine and wine racking.

Arranged on the first floor is the spacious family sized owner's apartment, which briefly comprises: - Sitting Room with aspect to the front, feature fireplace with inset wood burner, open plan through into Kitchen/Dining Room fitted with a range of modern base kitchen units and complementary worksurfaces, built in electric hob and oven, stainless steel single drainer sink and larder cupboard. Bedroom 1 a double bedroom, 13'7 x 9'10 (4.15m x 3m). Bedroom 2 a double bedroom, 12'11 x 12'5 (3.95m x 3.8m). Bedroom 3 a double bedroom, 11'3 x 10'3 (3.4m x 3.1m). Bedroom 4 a single bedroom, 9'7 x 9' (2.9m x 2.75m). Office. Family Bathroom with a white suite, corner bath with shower over. Separate WC.

To the rear of the property is an attractive walled Beer Garden which is part lawned, part patio and part gravelled, with picnic style benches providing alfresco seating for 88+ customers. Also to the rear is a Children's Play Area with a playhouse, swings, and a climbing wall. There is also an Owner's Private Parking Area and a Bin Store Area.

The Hart Inn is a traditional character country village pub and restaurant which serves the local village as well as the surrounding hamlets, villages and towns in an area which also attracts a significant tourist trade, not only in the summer months but throughout the year, with a number of self-catering holiday providers in the area. Extremely well presented, the property was significantly refurbished and extended in 2020 enhancing the character and ambience of the building, and now provides an exceptional trading environment equipped with high quality fixtures, fittings and trade inventory. The business is family owned and operated, with a full-time chef and up to 6 further members of staff being employed. The Hart Inn has been awarded a 5 star food hygiene rating and it attracts year-round regular customers from a wide catchment area and is also recommended by a number of self-catering establishments, B&B's and campsites in the area. The Hart Inn has been awarded a TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award and benefits from numerous excellent Google reviews. The business has its own Facebook page and is well supported by the village community. The Hart Inn is a friendly character pub and restaurant with a reputation for well-kept beer, good food, and it represents an excellent opportunity to purchase a well-regarded business with family sized owner's accommodation, which still offers genuine potential to develop all aspects of the trade still further.

The business trades from 5pm until close on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from midday until 3pm on Sunday and is closed on Wednesday.

We are advised that sales for the year ending August 2022 were £218,000 excluding VAT. Further trading information can be made available to interested parties following a formal viewing appointment.

Our clients advise that there is genuine potential to increase the current trade levels, particularly by extending the opening hours and opening at lunchtimes, especially during the busy holiday periods. The Hart Inn is undoubtedly a very special place to live and work and an internal inspection is essential in order to appreciate all that this high-quality opportunity has to offer.

We are advised that 100% Small Business Rate Relief will be available to eligible parties. For up-to-date Business Rates and Council Tax information relating to this property, we refer you to The Valuation Office website

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All mains services are connected, except mains gas. Cooking, central heating and hot water are via LPG.


The Hart Inn, The Square, Hartland, EX39


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  • Barnstaple Station19.1 miles

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