Pub/bar for sale in Fore Street, North Tawton EX20

Pub/bar for sale
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Property features

  • Delightful & Deceptively Large West Devon Freehouse
  • Close to Centre of the Historic Market Town of North Tawton
  • Several Character Trade Areas & Pretty Trade Garden
  • Two Bedroom Owners Accommodation
  • Free of Tie, Wet Led Business with Potential to Increase Food Trade

Property description

The White Hart is located in Fore Street close to the centre of North Tawton which is an ancient town steeped in history and can be found in the Doomsday Book. The area is surrounded by beautiful countryside and located right in the centre of the County of Devon, between the national parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor. North Tawton is easily accessed from the A30 Devon/Cornwall link road and is situated approximately 7 miles east of Okehampton, 10 miles West of Crediton and approximately half an hour drive from the County town of Exeter. North Tawton is a thriving town today and has become something of a centre for light industry with significant employers including Gregory Distribution, Taw Valley Creamery and Vital Pet Products.

The White Hart is an attractive and deceptively large terrace building extended to the rear. With rendered walls under a slate roof the pub offers a mix of traditional finishes with a stylish, modern feel. The property has been tastefully arranged as 3 trading areas which are cleverly interlinked with an open kitchen and bar servery. There is a spacious owners flat on the first floor with two bedrooms, kitchen, lounge and bathroom. Outside is a gravelled trade area and steps up to a level, lawned beer garden, both popular in the summer months.

Double Doors To

Front Trade Area

Picture window to the front, attractive stripped floor boards, feature fireplace with electric fire and brick surround with seating for circa 16 at timber tables and chairs.

Central Bar Servery And Commercial Kitchen

Heavy timber topped and fronted bar servery with non slip flooring, 3 hand pulls for real ales, beer fonts, soft drinks dispenser, 2 double fronted glass fridges, 1 glass fronted wine fridge, flat screen TV, new electronic epos till, shelves under bar for glass storage, back bar with shelves for bottle storage, glass washing machine. This space interlinks with the Commercial Kitchen with non slip flooring, stainless steel extraction system, 6 ring gas range with ovens under, gas griddle, Blue Seal gas eye level grill. Blue Seal double deep fat fryer, 2 commercial microwaves, upright fridge/freezer, stainless steel plate warming cabinet with work surface over, Inomak stainless steel 3 door fridge unit, deep double stainless steel sink and drainer, stainless steel prep tables.

Main Trade Area

Windows to the side, seating for approximately 24 at timber topped tables with an assortment of spindle backed chairs and bar stools. Partial flag stone and partial stripped floor boards, central heating radiators, vaulted ceiling, feature cast iron wood burner on a raised flagstone plinth, flat screen TV. Steps to raised seating area providing a further 12 covers presented in the same style.

Inner Hallway

With doors to:-

Ladies Cloakroom

Windows to the side, flag stone flooring, 2 cubicles with close coupled wc’s, vanity unit with 2 inset wash hand basins, electric hand dryer and central heating radiator.

Gents Cloakroom

Flagstone flooring, 4 wall hung urinals, single cubicle with close coupled WC, 2 pedestal wash hand basins, electric hand dryer and central heating radiator.

Function Room/Skittle Alley

Window to the side, door to the side, stripped floor boards, vaulted ceiling, removable skittle alley, wall light points, 2 x pool tables and 2 x darts oches. Door to store cupboard housing boiler. External staircase to:-

Owners Accommodation

Stable door to L shaped hallway/landing

Lounge/Dining Room

Good sized room with window to the front, carpeted, feature fireplace with slate hearth and brick surround and central heating radiator.


Windows to the side, a range of light oak base and wall units with roll edge work surfaces over and tiled splash backs, inset single sink and drainer, plumbing for washing machine, built in stainless steel gas oven, built in 4 ring gas hob with extractor hood over.


Good sized L shaped double room with windows to the rear, carpeted and central heating radiator.


Double room with window to the front, carpeted and central heating radiator.


Window to the side, tiled floor, white suite comprising panel bath with shower fitting over, corner shower cubicle with electric shower over, close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin.


Housed in a separate single storey building opposite the bar:

Wash Up Room

With Velux roof light, non-slip flooring, deep double stainless steel sink and drainer, commercial dish washer and steel shelving for crockery storage.

Fridge/Freezer Room

Non slip flooring, large chest freezer, large upright freezer, large upright fridge and steel shelving for dry goods storage.

Disabled WC

Flag stone flooring, window to the side, close coupled WC, wash hand basin, electric hand dryer and baby changing table.

Beer Cellar

Temperature controlled beer cellar, with ring main and python system, stillages for real ales and post mix machine.

Gravelled Trade Area

With seating at traditional pub benches, covered smoking shelter with light and heat. Path leading up to attractive level lawned trade garden with seating for 32 at traditional round pub bench seats, steps up to further land currently not used.

General Information

Rateable Value

£9,150. Council Tax Band A. For information, we advise you to contact the Local Authority, West Devon District Council.

The Business

The White Hart is a fully licensed pub with dining and function room. The business is operated by a hands-on proprietor couple with the help of one full time member of staff. Opening hours are Sunday 12pm - 11pm, Monday 4pm - 11pm, Tuesday closed, Wednesday 4pm - 11pm, Thursday 4pm - 11pm, Friday 1pm - 12pm and Saturday 12pm - 12am.

The pub enjoys very strong local support and currently has two pool teams and 1 skittle team together with local organisations such as the British Legion and wi using the pub for meetings and functions. The pub sponsors the local football team and organise occasional live music and themed evenings, also showing Sky Sports and BT Sport on a daily basis. Trade is constant throughout the year with a further boost in the summer months with visitors to the area.

Business Continued

The White Hart currently trades as a wet led public house with approximately 15% of turnover being food revenue. This could be boosted considerably under new ownership.

Further trading information will be provided to bone fide applicants after a formal viewing arranged through the Sole Selling Agents Bettesworths.


A 20 year, free of tie lease from September 2007 with Mentor Inns at an annual rent of £32,000. There are no obligations to purchase any products from a nominated supplier. The Lease is full repairing and insuring and a copy will be made available to seriously interested parties.


We are informed that all mains services are connected.


To include furnishings and equipment as per an inventory to be supplied, but excluding the owners personal effects.


Wet and Dry stock in trade and Bar Glassware will be taken over by the purchaser at valuation on the day of completion.

EPC Rating C

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