Charm of quintessential old English pub
AFTER over a decade at the helm of the period freehold inn, the Church House Inn, Rattery, landlord Ray Hardy has decided it is time to retire and has asked Matt Bettesworths managing director of leading West Country pub agents, Bettesworths to find a buyer off an asking price of £425,000.
The Church House Inn is located in the ancient village of Rattery, opposite the village church, located about a mile off the A385 and A38.
The Inn is well sign posted with brown tourist signs from both main roads. The village enjoys the benefit of being only minutes from the Dartmoor National Park. Totnes and South Brent are approximately five miles away and the inn has a wide catchment area covering the South Hams, Torbay and Newton Abbot.
Matt Bettesworth said: "The sale of the Church House Inn Rattery provides a great opportunity to purchase one of the few remaining unspoilt freehouses in the South Devon area.
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"The inn is a well known inn with an established client base and would suit a family who could exploit the huge potential of this business''.
The attractive, Grade II listed, detached two-storey premises is reputed to date back many hundreds of year in parts.
The inn has a well-presented trade garden and the use of the church car park opposite the pub.
The traditional beamed main bar is full of character with two open fireplaces and seating for 50. The dining/function room also has 50 covers. Upstairs there is a comfortable two to three bedroom owner's flat.
The Church House Inn is a quintessential "landmark" freehouse situated in an enviable position overlooking the village church in this beautiful village.
physical attributes of the pub alone will always attract customers to the Church House Inn.
However the business has a strong reputation for good food, fine ales and wines.
The pub is operated by an owner couple with a compliment of staff.
The inn is food-led and enjoys a good local following enhanced by the many visitors to the area throughout the year.
It is open traditional hours between 11am and 2.30pm and 6pm to11pm (10.30pm on Sundays).
There is plenty of potential to expand the trading hours and open all day at weekends and an extensive menu with the emphasis on fresh, local produce.
Trading figures will be made available to interested parties following a formal viewing arranged through the Sole Selling Agents, Bettesworths on 01803 212142.