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Well Located And Beautifully Presented Character Freehouse For Lease

Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Somerset, UK
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A handsome two storey, Grade II Listed semi-detached property located opposite Downside School. The property has painted and rendered elevations under a pitch tiled roof with a trade decking area and car park to the rear.

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The Kings Arms is situated in the pretty village of Stratton-on-the-Fosse, famed for Downside Abbey and Downside Public School. Stratton on the Fosse is close to Bath, Wells and Bristol and makes an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area. The village is situated in the beautiful Mendips with fabulous walks and many historic houses, gardens and visitor attractions nearby including Cheddar Gorge, The Roman Baths, Wookey Hole Caves and Wells Cathedral. Bath is situated 12.5 miles North East, Wells 10 miles to the East and Bristol 20 miles North with the A303 trunk and M5 motorway/M4 motorway within approximately half an hour of Stratton on the Fosse. The Kings Arms is a 20 minute drive from Glastonbury and 10 minutes from Shepton Mallet.

Premises Details:

The accommodation comprises:-

Main trading areas

Main bar
Character room with stone surround fireplace, stripped woof flooring, exposed beams and an eclectic mix of rustic furniture and chairs with plenty of pub brick-a-brac adorning the walls and ceilings. Flat screen TV, timber topped and fronted Bar servery, timber tongue and groove paneling to dado height. Sink, dishwasher, bottle fridge, cash register and back fittings with optics. Circa 20 plus covers. Steps up to

Lounge bar
Continuing in a similar style with approximately 16 covers. Fireplace with electric cast iron burner. Bespoke shelving with wine bottles, wood effect laminate floor, seating at a range of timber tables, upholstered seats and church style pews. 16+ covers. Through to

Breakfast room/lounge
Another beautifully presented character room with central fireplace and large farmhouse style table for guests seating circa 12. Pine dresser and leather armchair. Carpeted. Swing door to Kitchen, rear staircase to Letting rooms and Owners Flat.

Commercial kitchen
Large room with full extraction and a fully equipped operational space.

Letting rooms and owners flat

Ladies & gents cloakrooms

Ground floor temperature controlled beer cellar
With workshop area.
First floor - 3 en suite letting rooms

Room 2
Family Room with double and single beds, en suite shower room.

Room 3
Double with en suite shower room.

Room 4
Double with en suite shower room.

Separate WC

Storge/linen cupboard

Private flat
Office/second bedroom
Double bedroom With en suite shower room.


Storage compound

Utility store

Separate store

Outisde decking area
With pagoda over and separate smoking shelter area with a number of pub benches and outside rattan garden furniture.

For circa 16 plus cars.

General information

Rateable value
£3,250. Currently no rates payable due to Small Business Rate Relief. For more information, we advise you contact the local billing authority, Mendip District Council, Tel. 0300 303 8588.

The Kings Arms is a delightful Grade II listed freehouse which has been painstakingly restored and refurbished to an exceptionally high standard. The trading areas exude warmth and character and the 3 en suite letting rooms help bolster business. The pub is frequented by many locals and regular together with a constant flow of visitors to Stratton on the Fosse. Downside School and Abbey attract visitors year round as does the surrounding Mendip area with a wealth of attractions for visitors to explore in the immediate area. The Kings Arms prides itself on providing good home cooked food together with well kept real ales, craft beers, wines and a good range of other alcoholic products. The pub is in the 2018 Good Beer Guide and in 2017 was named in the top 20 ' UK Community Pubs of the Year'.

The business is owned and operated by a husband and wife team with a very small number of part time staff. The owners deliberately choose to operate evenings only during most of the week with opening hours from 6pm to 11pm Monday and Tuesday, 12pm - 2pm and 6pm to 11pm Wednesday to Saturday and 12pm to 11pm on Sunday. The letting rooms are extremely popular with great reviews on TripAdvisor and a B&B tariff of £64 for a single, £75 for a double up to £98 for the Family room at the height of the season. The remaining trade is split roughly 50/50 between wet and food. The Kings Arms provides a carvery on Sunday which has a very strong following.

The current owners run the Kings Arms more like a 'life-style' operation, however trading hours could be extended and turnover pushed under new ownership. Further trading figures and P&L accounts will provided to bona fide interested parties following a formal viewing arranged through the Sole Selling Agents, Bettesworths.

We have been informed that the Kings Arms is held on a full repairing and insuring, Free of Tie Lease with 15 years unexpired. Current rent £32,000 per annum. The Landlord is Red Oak Taverns.

We are informed the premises are connected to all mains services.

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

Will be in addition, at valuation on the day of completion.

EPC - Exempt - grade ii listed building

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