Cafes & Tea Rooms

The Tantivy

Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9EX


  • Tenure: Leasehold
  • Leasehold: £119,950
  • File Number: CD-30092
  • Type: Business Transfer
  • Sector(s): Cafes & Tea Rooms, Coffee Shop, Delicatessens


  • A high quality independently run business
  • Traditional Shop, Café & Deli in scenic Exmoor Town
  • Full external and internal refurbishment completed to an exceptional standard.
  • Annual turnover of £644,465. Gross Profit £226,748 (35.18%)
  • Adjusted net profit £77,032
  • Owners accommodation available if required.


In the heart of the beautiful Exmoor town of Dulverton lies the Tantivy, a traditional, Shop, Café and Deli, steeped in the heritage of this gateway to Exmoor National Park. Established in 1939 and traded by the Ross family since 1958, The Tantivy was acquired by the present owners in 2006. During their ownership, they have undertaken a complete renovation of the property including a new Café and Deli. This unique, mostly staff run business has gone from strength to strength showing growth each year and an opportunity now exists for new owners to take over a thriving business steeped in history and in excellent condition.


Dulverton is the southern gateway to Exmoor. This highly sought after and scenic town stands between the rivers Barle and Exe which converge a mile or so down the valley.


Dulverton has a population of just 1,500, but it boasts many quality, independent shops, award winning restaurants and pubs, tea rooms and attractions, against the backdrop of Exmoor, ensure a strong year–round visitor trade.


The Tantivy is located centrally and occupies one of the most prominent positions in the town with street frontage on 3 sides including the two main shopping streets, and opposite a main Public Car Park.


To Bristol = 80 miles

To Exeter = 29 miles

To Barnstaple = 26 miles

To Taunton = 24 miles


The subject premises occupies the ground floor of a substantial property dating to c.1650. The Ground floor comprises 2,345sq ft retail sales area incorporating a Café and Deli with seating for 40 and an additional outside seating area for 30.

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