The Five Bells is an impressive and attractive 16th century Grade II listed detached thatched Devon inn which has been fastidiously restored and refurbished in recent years, enhancing the original character property. Consequently, the Five Bells is presented to an exceptionally high standard throughout, and the property retains much of the original old world charm and character, including thatched roof, exposed beamed ceilings and exposed stonework. Extensive renovations have left no stone unturned and included the rethatching of the roof, full re-wiring, re-plumbing, new central heating systems, new drainage system and new kitchen and toilet facilities. Today this high-quality destination public house and restaurant is set in extensive grounds and is presented in first class order throughout with all of the fixtures, fittings and trade inventory being of the highest quality. This superior and impressive trading environment briefly comprises:- main bar and dining area (40), restaurant (40), lounge/snug area (14 plus), impressive fully fitted commercial catering kitchen with extensive back up facilities and walk in freezer, spacious and well-appointed family sized owners accommodation with sitting room, dining room, fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room, family bathroom, office and three good sized double bedrooms. Externally, the property is set in approximately 2½ acres of grounds which incorporates formal gardens with alfresco seating for 120 plus customers, extensive car parking for over 40 vehicles, kitchen garden area, and a paddock field. The Five Bells is undoubtedly a very special place to live and work and viewing is strongly recommended to fully appreciate all that this renowned and popular quintessential thatched destination country pub and restaurant has to offer. Benefitting from free of tie terms and with the thatched roof being excluded from the tenant repairing obligations, the Five Bells is unique and highly sought-after opportunity.
The Five Bells is a stunning character building located in the idyllic East Devon country village of Clyst Hydon. This delightful 16th Century Grade 2 Listed property was originally a farm and is set within its own grounds of around 2½ acres, with magnificent views and surrounded by beautiful Devon countryside. Clyst Hydon lies approximately 10 miles north east of Exeter, 10 miles west of Honiton and approximately 5 miles south of Cullompton and Junction 28 of the M5 motorway. The surrounding countryside offers a wealth of rural pursuits, with the nearby Blackdown Hills being designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Entrance door to front into entrance vestibule leading into Main Bar and Dining Area an attractive and most impressive trade area with tremendous character and style with part slate and part carpeted flooring, exposed ceiling beams, part exposed stone walls, feature fireplace with inset wood burning stove, wall mounted menu boards, a range of freestanding quality wooden tables, chairs, upholstered bench seating and armchairs comfortably seating upto 40 customers. Timber fronted and polished timber topped Bar Servery fitted with an associated range of back bar fittings, two double glass fronted bottle fridges, EPOS touch screen cash register, display shelving, sink unit, La Cimbali commercial coffee machine and a coffee grinder. Restaurant an elevated dining area with a continuation of style, theme, ambiance and character with part carpeted and part wood block flooring, exposed ceiling beams, part exposed stone walls, feature fireplace with inset wood burning stove, range of freestanding quality wooden tables and upholstered wooden chairs, comfortably seating upto 40 customers. Lounge/Snug Area with carpeted flooring, exposed ceiling beams, freestanding quality wooden tables, upholstered wooden chairs and a sofa seating 14 plus customers. Commercial Kitchen with Altro flooring and fully wipe clean clad walls, fully equipped to an exceptionally high standard with a comprehensive range of quality commercial catering equipment to include - extractor system with stainless steel canopy over and gas interlock system, flat top range, four burner gas range, twin floor standing deep fat fryer, extensive stainless steel wall shelving, commercial grill, substantial heated serving and gantry area, commercial microwave oven, warming cabinet, four two door commercial under counter fridge units, Rational combi oven, twin deep bowl stainless steel sink unit, ice cream maker, 2 induction hobs, twin table top deep fat fryer, Lincat oven, stainless steel racked shelving, stainless steel work surfaces, under counter freezer, stainless steel hand basin and door to rear. Preparation Room/Wash up Area with Altro flooring, fully lined wipe clean clad walls, upright commercial fridge, upright commercial freezer, extensive stainless steel racked shelving, twin deep bowl stainless steel sink unit, stainless steel wall shelving, pass through commercial dishwasher, stainless steel work services. Beer Cellar temperature controlled on the ground floor with upright fridge, ice machine, glass fronted bottle fridge and stainless steel racked shelving. Waitress Station Room with altro flooring, stainless steel worksurfaces, wall shelving and commercial glasswasher. Rear service area with Walk in Fridge. Dry Goods Store with chest freezer. Ladies, Gents and Disabled WCs.
The Five Bells is set in approximately 2½ acres of grounds which incorporate extensive Customer Car Parking to the front for 40 plus vehicles, an enclosed raised Lawned Trade Garden with lighting offering tremendous views over the surrounding East Devon countryside and providing alfresco bench seating for over 120 customers. Kitchen Garden Area. Paddock Field Area previously used for overflow car parking. Rear service courtyard area with bin store area, Boiler Room, Log Store. Laundry Room with two washing machines and two tumble dryers. Large Wooden Storage Shed.
Arranged on the whole of the first floor is the spacious and extremely well-appointed family sized owner's accommodation which briefly comprises - Sitting Room with aspect to side and exposed ceiling beams, Dining Room, fully fitted domestic Kitchen/Breakfast Room with a range of modern kitchen units complementary work surfaces, incorporating a built-in hob and oven and aspect to front. Bedroom 1 - a large double bedroom with vaulted ceiling, exposed ceiling beams, aspect to rear and built-in wardrobes and an adjoining sitting room/dressing room. Bedroom 2 - a double bedroom with vaulted ceilings and exposed ceiling beams and aspect to the rear. Family Bathroom with a white suite and shower over bath, Office with aspect to front. Bedroom 3 a double bedroom with aspect to front.
The Five Bells is one of Devon's most well renowned and well-regarded destination pub/restaurants. Exceptionally well presented throughout, the property has been refurbished and refurnished to a high standard in recent years with no stone being left unturned in creating a superior trading environment within this fantastic character building. The Five Bells is a renowned and well-regarded business trading as a destination food led pub and the high standards inherent throughout all areas of the business ensure excellent levels of regular repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations. Well regarded for its high quality freshly prepared food using the finest local produce available, and set within an attractive character property, The Five Bells Inn is truly a very special business. With an enviable reputation and excellent levels of year-round repeat business, the business attracts customers from far and wide and has received numerous awards and accolades including an AA Rosette, Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs (number 35), Taste of The West Gold, Food and Drink Devon Gold, and a TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award.