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The Swan Inn, Station Road, Bampton, Devon, EX16



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Pub for sale

USE CLASSUse class orders: A4 Drinking Establishments


Key features

  • Award Winning Country Inn On The Edge Of Exmoor
  • New Free Of Tie Lease, With Sensible Rent
  • Impressive Property Benefitting From Much Investment
  • Character Trading Areas With 3/4 Ensuite Letting Rooms
  • 2/3 Bedroom Owner's Accommodation
  • Renowned And Well Regarded Business Opportunity
  • Nil Ingoing Premium


The Swan Inn is a substantial 3 storey end of terrace property with white washed elevations under a pitched slate roof. The property was completely refurbished and renovated by our clients around 12 years ago, to an exceptionally high standard, sensitively retaining and enhancing the character. Enjoying a prominent position, adjacent to a public car park, The Swan is extremely well presented and is furnished to an exceptionally high standard throughout, being fully equipped and ready to trade. Brimming with character the property briefly comprises; a rustic main bar and dining area (40+), restaurant (20), commercial kitchen and ancillary areas, 3/4 beautifully presented ensuite letting bedrooms and a well appointed 2/3 bedroom owners apartment. Externally there is a sun terrace (12) to the rear. An internal inspection is recommended in order to fully appreciate all that this high quality Free Of Tie inn has to offer.

Bampton is an attractive and popular small town situated in the heart of the rolling Mid Devon countryside, beside a tributary of the River Exe and a few miles to the south of Exmoor National Park. Known for its delightful, broad main street, lined by period houses, cottages and shops, the town is extremely well served by local amenities, including a selection of shops including butcher's, baker's, fruit and veg, village stores with post office, delicatessen, wine merchant and there is also a primary school, doctors' surgery, and parish church. The town supports a very active local community with many clubs and societies. There are many lovely walks to be had in the area and a few miles to the north is Exmoor with its spectacular scenery. Also, just a few miles away, is Wimbleball Lake with opportunities for sailing and fishing. Around 6 miles to the south is the market town of Tiverton, with supermarkets, hospital, leisure centre and golf club, as well as secondary education and Blundell's School and Preparatory School. About an hour's drive away are the sandy surf beaches of North Devon. There is quick access (15 minutes' drive) to the M5 motorway at Junction 27, beside which is Tiverton Parkway Station, providing quick and regular connections to London (Paddington) in a little over 2 hours. Around 19 miles to the south is the cathedral city of Exeter.

Entrance Porch to the front leading into:-

Main Bar & Dining Area a well appointed character open plan room with stripped oak wood flooring, mock ceiling timbers, two feature fireplaces with inset wood burners, wall mounted menu board and rustic timber tables, upholstered chairs, settles and sofas comfortably seating 40 customers.
Bar Servery being oak fronted and topped with bespoke back bar fittings and including a triple glass fronted bottle fridge, glass washer, EPOS cash register, and stainless steel sink unit.

Ladies, Gents and Disabled WC's.

Commercial Catering Kitchen being fully fitted with a comprehensive range of commercial catering equipment to include:- non-slip flooring, part stainless steel and part wipe clean clad walls, extractor system with stainless steel canopy, Lincat induction 6 burner range, twin table top deep fat fryers, stainless steel hand basin, stainless steel workbench with shelving below, warming cabinet, serving gantry with warming lamps, under counter freezer, under counter fridge, turbo fan oven, eye level grill, 2 door under counter commercial fridge, twin deep bowl sink unit, wall shelving.

Storeroom with upright fridge, upright freezer and 2 under counter fridges.

Beer Cellar temperature controlled on the ground floor with further storage area.

Restaurant/Private Dining Room a stunning room on the first floor with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, wood effect flooring and tables and chairs for circa 20 customers.

Situated on the first floor is the well appointed and flexible owners accommodation which briefly comprises:-

Sitting Room with Kitchen Area an open plan room with a fitted kitchen area with built in electric hob, fridge and extractor unit.

Three Double Bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower room, and the opportunity to utilise it as a fourth ensuite letting room, dependant on personal requirements.

Family Bathroom.

Situated on the second floor are the letting bedrooms which are presented and furnished to a very high standard and benefit from flat screen colour televisions, coffee machines and briefly comprise:-

Bedroom 1 a double room with an ensuite shower room.

Bedroom 2 a twin room with an ensuite bathroom.

Bedroom 3 a large double room an ensuite bathroom.

Sun Terrace to the rear of the property and accessed via the first floor is a lovely "suntrap" alfresco seating area with seating for circa 12 customers.

There is a 50 space public car park directly opposite the inn.

The Swan is a very successful and popular country inn reputed to be the oldest pub in Bampton. The inn has achieved many accolades in recent years, however due to ill health the business unfortunately closed at the end of July 2023. Providing an exceptional trading environment, the inn appeals to a wide range of customers and retains a proper pub feel, rather than that of a restaurant. The letting bedrooms provide popular and consistently received top reviews online. The spacious rooms have, like the rest of the inn, been totally renovated to a very high standard and provide the perfect resting place for a country getaway or a business stopover. This is an unique opportunity to re-establish this extremely successful and well regarded all round hospitality business, and which is a "turnkey" business opportunity. The Swan is a versatile and impressive inn, located in a very desirable Devon country town and is undoubtedly a very special place to live and work and a formal viewing is essential in order to appreciate all that this high quality multi-faceted business opportunity has to offer. Available by way of a new FREE OF TIE lease.

We are advised that the split of trade was 50% Food Sales, 45% Wet Sales and 5% Accommodation Sales. Limited trading information can be made available to interested parties following a formal viewing appointment.

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We are advised that all mains services are connected.

NIL PREMIUM for the valuable LEASEHOLD interest. The Swan Inn is being offered by way of a new 15 year FREE OF TIE lease, on full repairing and insuring terms. The commencing rent will be £35,000 per annum. Detailed terms to be agreed, please contact us for more information.

The Swan Inn, Station Road, Bampton, Devon, EX16

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  • Tiverton Parkway Station7.5 miles

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Stonesmith are a leading business transfer agent specialising in pubs for sale, hotels for sale, catering businesses for sale and leisure and hospitality businesses for sale in the Westcountry / South West including Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset.

Our team has over 75 years combined experience in dealing in the sale and acquisition of licensed, leisure and hospitality properties, and businesses throughout the Westcountry / South West.

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