The property The Country House is an extremely well presented and impressive character end of terrace public house which has been extensively refurbished over recent years to exacting standards throughout all of the public areas. This extremely popular high turnover, profitable and well presented community public house briefly comprises:Main Bar (20+), Dining Area (30), Family Seating Area (26), Further Dining Area (21), Games Room (14), Commercial Catering Kitchen with ancillary facilities, family sized 3 Double Bedroom Owners Accommodation with Sitting Room, Kitchen, Bathroom and Private Roof Terrace Area. Externally the property benefits from an impressive lawned stream side Beer Garden incorporating Patio Areas, Childrens Play Area, Cider Bar, Barbecue Hut, Pets Corner and Smoking Shelter offering al fresco seating for 130 plus customers. Further Seating to the front for 18 customers. An internal inspection is essential in order to fully appreciate all that this deceptively spacious and exceptionally well presented public house has to offer.
Situation The Country House is situated on Withycombe Village Road in a residential suburb of the popular East Devon coastal town of Exmouth. Exmouth is a sought after coastal resort town situated on the Jurassic Coast designated a World Heritage Site by unesco. It is also a dormitory town for Exeter and has a resident population of 36,000 according to the 2011 Census, although this increases substantially during the holiday season. Exmouth’s sandy beach has long been a well regarded tourist destination. The Cathedral City of Exeter with its easy access to the M5 motorway, intercity rail links and international airport is approximately 8 miles north west.
Internal details Main customer entrance door to front into Entrance Lobby with double doors leading into Main Bar Area a quality refurbished public area with slate and tiled flooring, part wood panelled walls, part wood panelled ceilings, wall mounted framed menu and notice boards, twin darts oche area, range of free standing wooden tables, chairs, low stools, bar stools and fixed upholstered perimeter seating comfortably for 20 customers plus substantial standing room. Open plan through into Dining Area again a quality refurbished public area with carpeted flooring, feature fireplace with inset woodburner (disused), part wood panelled walls, wall mounted large screen colour television, range of free standing wooden tables, chairs and perimeter upholstered seating comfortably for 30 customers. Large return rustic timber fronted and polished rustic timber topped Bar Servery fitted with a range of back bar fittings, optics and display shelving, with Altro flooring, coffee machine, coffee grinder, hand basin, glasswasher, 2 epos touch screen cash registers with printer link to kitchen, rear mounted colour television, 3 single glass fronted bottle fridges, 2 double glass fronted bottle fridges, glass upright bottle fridge. Off-Sales Servery Hatch offering sweets and ice creams.
Family Seating Area again an attractive refurbished area with solid wood flooring, wall mounted colour televisions, range of free standing wooden tables, wooden chairs, and upholstered perimeter bench seating comfortably for 26 customers. Open plan through into Further Dining Area with carpeted flooring, part wood panelled walls, range of free standing wooden tables and chairs comfortably seating 21 customers, built in Carvery and Food Servery Area with refrigerated salad cooler, Lincat carvery unit with warming lamp over, wall mounted menu boards, chicken rotisserie, and worksurfaces with open shelving below. Games Room with carpeted flooring, part wood panelled walls, 2 pool table areas, 3 darts oches, wall mounted large screen colour television and free standing wooden tables and chairs comfortably seating 14 customers. Beer Cellar temperature controlled on the ground floor with ice machine. Ladies, Gents & Disabled WCs again all recently refurbished. Commercial Catering Kitchen with Altro flooring, and part wipe clean clad walls and fitted with a range of commercial catering equipment to include:- extractor system with stainless steel canopy over and gas interlock, 6-burner gas range, twin floor standing deep fat fryer, 3 drawer commercial under counter fridge unit, wall shelving, stainless steel sink unit, hand basin, 3 microwave ovens, under counter fridge, stainless steel workbench with storage below. Wash Up/Freezer Store with Altro flooring and wipe clean clad walls, with stainless steel sink unit, base and wall mounted cupboards, worksurfaces, commercial dishwasher, 3 chest freezers, coffee machine, hot water boiler, upright freezer and upright fridge. Boiler Room & Store.
Please note: The fittings, equipment and services listed have not been tested by the agents, although we are informed that all items are in working order.
External details To the rear of the pub is an extensive stream side Beer Garden being totally enclosed and incorporating patio areas with picnic bench seating for around 130 plus customers. The gardens incorporate a Smoking Shelter, Childrens Play Area, Cider Bar (outside bar area), Pets Corner and a Barbecue Hut. To the front of the property is bench seating for 18 customers and a bin store area.
Private accommodation On the first floor is the spacious family sized owners accommodation which briefly comprises:- Bedroom 1 a good sized double room with aspect to rear. Bedroom 2 a double room with aspect to front. Bedroom 3 a double room with aspect to rear. Sitting Room with feature fireplace (disused). Kitchen fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units and complementary
worksurfaces. Bathroom with shower over bath. Covered Store Area giving access to a Private Roof Terrace Area.
The business The Country House is extremely well presented throughout and trades as a popular and busy community pub providing quality Casque Marque approved beers and real ales in an attractive and quality environment. It is highly regarded locally and consequently enjoys a popular and regular year round locals trade and a growing reputation for food. The Country House offers a traditional pub menu with specials, including a daily chicken rotisserie menu and popular carveries on Wednesdays and Sundays. Barbecues are also held in the garden as weather allows. The pub is home to 4 pool teams, 7 darts teams, a super league darts team and a euchre team. The pub offers 7 real ales and also hosts an annual beer festival and various charity events in the garden. The Country House has received a 4 Star Food Hygiene rating. The sale of The Country House represents an excellent opportunity to purchase an extremely well regarded and supported public house which is presented in first class order throughout and offers family sized owners accommodation and a formal viewing is essential in order to fully appreciate all that this impressive business and property has to offer.
Trading information We are advised that accounts for the year ending 28 February 2017 show sales of £361,185 excluding VAT. Further detailed trading information can be made available to interested parties following a formal viewing appointment.
Opening hours Current opening hours are 11:00am until 11:00pm Monday to Thursday; 11:00am until midnight on Friday and Saturday and from midday until 11:00pm on Sundays. Food is offered from 11:00am until 3:00pm and from 5:00pm until 9:00pm Monday to Friday and from 11:00am until 9:00pm on Saturdays and from midday until 9:00pm on Sundays.
Current staffing The business is run by our client, a single working proprietor with the assistance of 2 full-time and 4 parttime members of staff with additional casual members of staff as and when trade dictates.
Potential Our client advises that there is tremendous potential to develop all aspects of the trade still further and for future growth in trade levels and maximising the available income streams. Without any doubt, there are opportunities to increase food sales by offering all day food service, particularly during the busy summer months.
EPC C = 53.
Rating For up to date Business Rates and Council Tax information relating to this property, we refer you to The Valuation Office website .
Services All main services are connected to the subject property.
Price & tenure £89,950 for the valuable leasehold interest as a going concern business and full trade inventory. Wet and dry
stocks to be additional at valuation. Vacant possession upon completion.
The premises are held on a 10 year Punch Partnership fully repairing and insuring agreement from March 2013. We are advised that the pub is free of tie for wines, spirits, soft drinks and alcopops and there are currently 3 free of tie real ales. We are informaed that the rent is currently circa £34,500 per annum plus VAT with annual cpi increases and the next rent review is due in 2018. We are advised that at the end of the term, the lease should be renewable with no further premium, subject to the provision of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954.
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