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White Hart Inn, Bow, Nr Crediton, Devon, EX17


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Key features

  • Substantial Character Village Inn With 2 Self Contained Letting Bedrooms
  • Spacious Family Sized 4 Double Bedroom Owner's Accommodation
  • Attractive Main Bar (22+), Dining Room (26), Games Room (10+)
  • Commercial Kitchen, Attractive & Large Beer Garden (60+), Car Park
  • Spacious Multi-Faceted Business & Home With Genuine Potential
  • The Only Pub In A Popular Mid Devon Country Village


The White Hart is a substantial character Grade II listed village public house with letting rooms. This 16th Century freehouse, is steeped in history and is constructed of brick, cob and stone walls beneath tiled, slate, and thatched roofs. The two self-contained letting bedrooms were converted from the former skittle alley in 2023. This well regarded and traditional village pub also offers spacious family sized owner's accommodation. The property briefly comprises:- Character Bar Area (22+), Dining Room (26), Games Room (10+), Commercial Catering Kitchen, 2 Self-Contained Letting Bedrooms, Spacious Family Sized Owner's Accommodation with 4 Double Bedrooms, Sitting Room, Kitchen/Dining Room and a Family Bathroom. Externally, the pub benefits from a Large and Attractive Beer Garden incorporating a Patio Area and Pagoda all comfortably seating 50+ customers, with ample space for more. There is also a Customer Car Park and a useful Outbuilding/Storeroom. The White Hart is an opportunity to purchase a traditional village pub with letting bedrooms combined with a spacious family home, and a viewing is recommended in order to appreciate the opportunity and the undoubted potential which it still offers.

The White Hart lies in the centre of the popular Mid Devon village of Bow, seven miles from Crediton and 15 miles from Exeter and surrounded by beautiful Devon countryside. The property lies between the National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor where the opportunities for outdoor pursuits are abundant including superb walking, cycling and riding. The Two Moors Way is also close by offering miles of unspoilt countryside to explore. The active and thriving community offers a well-stocked Co-op supermarket, a sub-post office, a parish church, a village hall and a primary school. Crediton provides access to further local amenities, including high street shops and large supermarkets. Exeter is also within easy reach and is the most thriving city in the South West offering a wealth of cultural activities with theatres, a museum and arts centre, as well as a variety of shopping. The area is well connected by road, with the A30 nearby providing access to the M5. Meanwhile, Copplestone station just 3 miles away and Crediton station provide regular services to Exeter, with onward connections to London Paddington taking just under 2 hours.

Customer Entrance Doors to the front and rear. Main Bar an attractive room with tremendous character with original stone flooring, original wood panelled walls, feature fireplace with inset wood burner, ceiling hung menu board, traditional perimeter settle seating, benches and stools comfortably for 22 customers plus standing room. Timber topped and fronted traditional Bar Servery with extensive back bar fittings and display shelving and optics, electronic cash register, double upright glass fronted bottle fridge, sink unit, glass washer and ice machine. Games Room with carpeted flooring, exposed ceiling timbers, pool table area, wall mounted large screen television, darts oche area, stools and barrel tables seating 10+ customers. Dining Room with concrete flooring, exposed ceiling timbers, original feature wood panelled walls, 2 feature fireplaces (disused), range of freestanding wooden tables and chairs comfortably seating 26 customers, wall mounted menu board, separate entrance door to the front, timber fronted and topped small return bar servery area. Ladies and Gent's WC's. Commercial Catering Kitchen with non-slip flooring, part stainless steel clad walls, extractor system with stainless steel canopy and gas interlock system, 6 burner gas range, twin table top deep fat fryer, single table top deep fat fryer, 2 draw under counter commercial fridge unit, 2 microwave ovens, stainless steel workbenches with shelving below, serving gantry with warming lamps, stainless steel shelving, upright freezer, twin deep bowl stainless steel sink unit and commercial dishwasher. Beer Cellar a large temperature-controlled cellar on the lower ground floor.

Recently converted to an extremely high standard being imaginatively converted from the former skittle alley to create 2 high quality self-contained letting bedrooms, which briefly comprise:- Letting Unit 1 with patio doors leading out to a private seating area and the car park, a king-sized double bed, part exposed stone walls, vaulted ceilings with exposed timbers, kitchenette area with microwave, kettle, and mini fridge. Ensuite shower room. Letting Unit 2 with patio doors leading out to a private seating area and the car park, a king-sized double bed and a sofa bed, sleeping up to 4 guests, vaulted ceilings with exposed timbers, kitchenette area with microwave, kettle, and mini fridge. Ensuite shower room.

Arranged on the first floor is the spacious family sized owner's accommodation which briefly comprises:- Sitting Room a good-sized room with aspect to the front. Kitchen/Dining Room with aspect to the front, fitted with a range of base and wall mounted kitchen units and complementary worksurfaces and ample space for a dining table and chairs. Bedroom 1 a good-sized double bedroom with aspect to the front, Bedroom 2 a good-sized double bedroom with aspect to the front. Bedroom 3 a double bedroom with aspect to the rear. Bedroom 4 a double bedroom with aspect to the rear. Family Bathroom with a modern white suite and a shower over the bath.

To the rear of the property and accessed via a shared driveway is a Customer Car Park with space for around 10 vehicles. Directly adjacent to the pub is an enclosed Patio Terrace with seating for 8 customers. To one side of the car park are the letting bedrooms, adjacent to which is a useful Outbuilding/Storeroom with a chest freezer and washing machine. Beyond the carpark is an Attractive Beer Garden with a large lawned area, being fully enclosed and incorporating a Patio Area with a Pagoda and comfortably seating 50+ customers with ample space for more. The gardens have a stream at the bottom and back directly on to farmland.

The White Hart is a traditional character country village pub which serves the local village as well as also attracting passing trade and tourists, given its prominent trading position. The owners have imaginatively converted the former skittle alley recently to create two high quality self-contained ensuite letting bedrooms. The rooms are already proving popular and will undoubtedly bring a lucrative additional income stream to the business. Currently advertising of these is limited to word of mouth and Airbnb. Our clients have owned the pub for 5 years and during this time they have run the business to suit their own needs and lifestyle requirements, having moved to the Westcountry for a slower pace of life. Consequently, through personal choice the pub opening hours have been deliberately restricted and the menu is traditional homemade pub food. The White Hart offers a character and traditional trading environment, being fully equipped with the requisite fixtures, fittings, and trade inventory. The business is owned and operated by our clients a husband and wife team assisted by occasional casual staff when required. The White Hart benefits from numerous excellent Google reviews, has its own website and is home to 2 football teams and a pool team. Well supported by the village community, The White Hart is a friendly character village pub with a reputation for well-kept beer, good pub food, and it represents an excellent opportunity to purchase a well-regarded business with family sized owner's accommodation, and letting rooms and which still offers genuine potential to develop all aspects of the trade still further.

The current owners have deliberately restricted the opening hours of the business to suit their personal lifestyle requirements. The business trades from 5pm until 11pm Tuesday to Thursday, 12pm until 3pm and 5pm until 11pm on Friday, 12pm until 11pm on Saturday and from 12pm until 3pm and 6pm until 10.30pm on Sunday. The pub is closed all day on Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday daytimes.

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 present opening hours. There are also opportunities to extend the food offering. The letting bedrooms have only just been established and would benefit from utilising additional online accommodation booking platforms. The White Hart is undoubtedly a very special place to live and work and an internal inspection is essential in order to appreciate all that this 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 is via LPG and central heating is via oil.


White Hart Inn, Bow, Nr Crediton, Devon, EX17

Approximate location


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Morchard Road Station2.8 miles
  • Copplestone Station3.0 miles
  • Lapford Station3.9 miles

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