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Character Village Pub Ready For New Owners

Character Village Pub Ready For New Owners

Posted: Wednesday 6 March 2019

As Devon experiences an upswing in pub and licensed venue sales, it’s timely that this well-presented, substantial Freehouse makes its way on to the market, with this characterful country inn available for sale or, to lease. 

Set between Crediton and Barnstaple, the two-storey Earl of Portsmouth pub is surrounded by glorious open countryside and is one of two in the village of Chawleigh. Though perfectly self-contained with a community shop and church, the village is easily accessible to and from both Exeter and Barnstaple.

A property with charm and space
Well-presented following substantial investment and work, the Earl retains many of its period features throughout. The spacious ground floor lounge bar has a central bar servery, open fireplaces and seating for almost 50 people. This also doubles as a games room featuring two skittle alleys, pool table, and a darts area.

The Earl is also furnished with a light and airy dining room suitable for 32 covers. Featuring wood-stripped flooring and Shaker-style wooden tables and chairs, it comes with a corner waitress station and full access to the main bar. The well-equipped commercial kitchen and temperature-controlled cellar both have access from the rear courtyard.

Externally, there’s a garage/store with front and rear access. There’s also a customer park to the front with additional unrestricted parking available in the village, and space for picnic benches for outside dining and drinks to the front as well.

With spacious first-floor owner’s accommodation, accessed from the rear, consisting of lounge, bathroom, separate WC and three double bedrooms, the Earl is set up with everything a new owner needs to bring the pub back to life.

An attractive proposition
With the Freehold on the Earl of Portsmouth for sale at £275,000, offers are also invited for the Leasehold, with rental incentives available for new tenants. Charles Darrow Director, Jon Clyne comments: “The Earl is not your typical, under invested closed pub and whilst interested parties would need to open the business again, we believe the pub could thrive again, given the past investment. Viewing days will be held, so interested parties are asked to make contact at the earliest opportunity”.

In the current market, the Earl is an attractive proposition that’s on course to receive a lot of interest following its recent closure. And with new owners, this charming village pub looks set to re-open and serve once again before long.