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The Stag's Head Inn, Yarlington, BA9


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Key features

  • Stunning & Well Regarded Destination Village Inn & Restaurant
  • 3 Ensuite Letting Bedrooms, Owner's 2 Bedroom Apartment
  • Traditional Bar & Dining Area (32+), Impressive Restaurant (50+)
  • Extremely Well Equipped Commercial Kitchens, Trade Gardens (40+)
  • Presented To An Exceptionally High Standard Throughout
  • Beautiful & Much Sought After Part Of The South West


The Stag's Head is a highly impressive character village inn with origins reputedly dating back to the 1840's, with mellow stone walls, beneath a predominantly pitched tiled roof. The Stag's Head has been the subject of fastidious renovation and refurbishment to exacting standards in recent years and has been owned and operated by our clients for the past 6 years. Presented and furnished to a high standard throughout, the inn offers 3 high quality boutique style Ensuite Letting Bedrooms, an attractive Main Bar and Snug Dining Area with approximately 32+ covers, an impressive character Restaurant for 50+ customers, exceptionally well-equipped Commercial Catering Kitchen with associated ancillary facilities, and well-presented 2 Ensuite Double Bedroom Self Contained Owner's Accommodation with Sitting Room, Kitchen Area and a private Roof Terrace. Externally, there is a Customer Seating Terrace to the front. To the rear is an enclosed streamside Beer Garden with patio and lawned areas providing seating for 30+ customers. Parking is available opposite the inn. The Stag's Head is an extremely well regarded, high quality, multifaceted business and is undoubtedly a very special place to live and work. A viewing is strongly recommended to fully appreciate all that this quintessential Somerset destination country village inn and restaurant with rooms has to offer.

The Stag's Head is situated in the sought after and incredibly picturesque village of Yarlington, nestled within scenic Somerset countryside yet within easy reach of some very popular small towns and villages full of independent shops quintessential stone cottages and historic buildings, including Bruton, Castle Cary, Glastonbury, Sherborne and Wincanton. Just under 2 miles away is The Newt in Somerset, which is one of the most exceptional country house hotels and spas in the UK, being set within a large working estate with acres of beautiful, landscaped gardens, woodland trails, farmland and cider orchards. Major nearby attractions also include the National Trust's Stourhead House and Gardens, Hauser & Wirth Somerset international art gallery, Wincanton Racecourse and Haynes Motor Museum. On the outskirts of Castle Cary is the railway station with its direct line to London Paddington and the A303 London to the Westcountry trunk road is just a few miles south of the village, making it an excellent location to obtain trade from the surrounding villages and towns as well as from passing trade from this busy main arterial route. There are excellent state and independent schools in the area and the Jurassic Coast is around an hour to the south where you will find some of the most beautiful rural and coastal areas in the UK.

Main entrance door to the front into Entrance Vestibule with door into Main Bar Area an attractive character traditional bar area with part flagstone and part carpeted flooring, exposed woodwork, feature fireplace with inset wood burner, feature lighting, range of freestanding wooden tables, chairs, bar stools and window seating comfortably for 16 customers plus ample standing room. Timber topped Bar Servery fitted with associated back bar fittings and display shelving with tiled flooring, triple glass fronted bottle fridge, EPOS touch screen cash register with printer link to the kitchen, Still Area with stainless steel sink unit, commercial glass washer and display shelving units. Snug Bar and Dining Area open plan and interconnecting with the Main Bar, again an attractive character room with doors leading out to the Beer Garden, tiled flooring, exposed woodwork, part exposed stone walls, feature lighting, range of freestanding wood tables, chairs, a sofa and armchairs comfortably seating 16 customers. Restaurant a particularly impressive character room with a feature cider press, wood effect flooring, 3 sets of French doors leading out to the Beer Garden, feature stone fireplace with open fire, feature lighting, wall mounted menu boards, wheelchair accessible entrance to the front, range of freestanding wooden tables, upholstered chairs, and sofas, comfortably seating 50+ customers. Commercial Catering Kitchen with non-slip flooring, part stainless steel and part wipe clean clad walls, fully equipped to an extremely high standard with a range of quality commercial catering equipment to include:- extraction system with stainless steel canopy and gas interlock system, 6 burner gas range, eye level grill, chargrill, twin table top deep fat fryer, single table top deep fat fryer, commercial oven, stainless steel shelving, 2 commercial microwave ovens, 3 door under counter commercial fridge unit, 3 door under counter commercial fridge unit with saladette over, stainless steel workbenches with shelving below, warming cabinet, serving gantry with warming lamps, upright commercial freezer, 2 door under counter commercial fridge unit, twin deep bowl stainless steel sink unit, commercial pass through dishwasher, hand basin and door to rear. Large Walk In Fridge and Freezer. Ladies and Gent's WC's. Beer Cellar temperature controlled with stillage and racked shelving. Utility Room. Dry Goods Store.

The Stag's Head currently offers 3 individually designed high quality boutique style ensuite letting bedrooms which benefit from being completely self-contained from the pub. The attractive rooms are designed and decorated in a traditional style, with contemporary touches in keeping with the ambience of the property. All rooms are equipped to a high standard with comfortable beds, state of the art tv's, hairdryers, wi-fi and hospitality trays. The bedrooms are all well-proportioned and briefly comprise:- Bedroom 1 a spacious king-sized double bedroom with an Ensuite Shower Room. Bedroom 2 a double bedroom with an Ensuite Shower Room. Bedroom 3 a spacious king-sized double bedroom with a sofa bed and an Ensuite Shower Room.

Situated on the first floor is the well-appointed owner's apartment, which is completely self-contained, with its own external staircase. The impressive owner's apartment briefly comprises:- Sitting Room with vaulted ceiling and French doors to the rear leading out to a roof terrace, open plan Kitchen Area with base and wall mounted kitchen units, wooden work surfaces, Belfast sink, built in hob, under counter fridge and extractor unit. Bedroom 1 a spacious double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and an Ensuite Shower Room. Bedroom 2 a goodsized double bedroom with an Ensuite Bathroom. Private Owner's Roof Terrace Area.

Agents note: One or both of the owner's bedrooms could easily be reconfigured to create additional letting accommodation, subject to personal requirements.

To the front of the property is a gravelled Customer Seating Area for 8/10 customers, Feature Lighting and a Bin Store Area. Directly opposite the pub is a Parking Area with an informal use arrangement with the third-party owner. Further parking is available nearby. To the rear of the property is an attractive streamside Beer Garden being totally enclosed, south facing and mainly lawned, incorporating a patio terrace area and comfortably seating 30+ customers.

The Stag's Head is presented to an exceptionally high standard throughout and has traded as a quality destination country pub and restaurant with letting bedrooms located in a popular and much sought after village. The Stag's Head represents an excellent opportunity to re-establish this extremely successful and well-regarded business and for incoming purchasers to stamp their mark and develop their own trading style. An attractive character property, The Stag's Head provides an exceptional trading environment equipped with high quality fixtures, fittings and trade inventory and the boutique letting bedrooms have proved extremely popular with guests, enhancing the business still further. The high standards inherent throughout the inn ensured excellent levels of regular repeat business and word of mouth recommendations. This is an extremely well-regarded business opportunity which has been the subject of fastidious upgrade and improvement in recent years, and which still offers tremendous potential. The Stag's Head benefits from its proximity to The Newt in Somerset, together with numerous other wedding and events venues in the area, from which trade is derived. The location of the business ensures that trade comes from a wide catchment area around this affluent part of South Somerset and also from further afield with passing trade being generated from the A303 main road. The Stag's Head is well supported by the village and the wider community. The business has its own website which provides further background information. The sale of The Stag's Head represents an excellent opportunity to purchase an impressive country village inn and restaurant with high quality letting accommodation and self-contained owners' accommodation. The Stag's Head 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 opportunity has to offer.

We are informed that historically the business traded with takings in the order of £380,000, however due to personal circumstances, the owners have taken the decision to restrict the opening hours and trade levels have been reduced as a consequence. Trading information can be made available to interested parties following a formal viewing appointment.

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The business is connected to mains electricity and water. LPG is used for cooking, oil is used for central heating and there is a private drainage system.


The Stag's Head Inn, Yarlington, BA9


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Castle Cary Station2.9 miles
  • Bruton Station4.0 miles
  • Templecombe Station5.3 miles

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