Impressive Grade II Listed community led freehouse
Situated in a prominent landmark position in the centre of Bradninch in Devon, The Castle is an impressive Grade II listed freehouse with substantial and spacious accommodation. Previously owned by Alan and Maggie Taylor it has been bought by brothers Peter and Simon Turner, through licensed property specialists Stonesmith of Exeter.
Attracted to The Castle because it is a well supported and friendly pub in a lovely small Devon town, Peter and Simon plan to carry on from where Alan and Maggie left off, whilst putting their own personal mark on the business. They have already introduced a new coffee machine, and offer freshly ground coffee throughout the day. The menu has been enhanced with fresh locally produced ingredients, and will change weekly offering classic home cooked pub meals and snacks. The pub now opens daily from 10am for tea, coffee, homemade cakes and non alcoholic beverages.
Peter and Simon commented “The Castle is very much a community pub and offers a range of enthusiastically supported activities and pub sports teams including 3 skittles, 2 darts and a pool team. The pub is also a base for the local football team and holds quiz, karaoke and live music events, along with the regular folk and blues clubs. The Castle also has its own web site www.bradninchcastle.com which we will be using to promote future events”
The property has been extended over the years and sympathetically upgraded and improved, while retaining its original charm and character. Deceptively spacious the property comprises an open plan bar for 50 customers, family games room, a large skittle alley/function room and a well appointed catering kitchen. The private accommodation offers 5 double bedrooms, a bathroom, a lounge and a kitchen. Externally to the front there are parking spaces for 12 vehicles and to the rear a trade patio, barbecue area, purpose built stage and a beer garden with extensive views of the countryside and seating for 90 customers.
Mike Phillips of selling agents Stonesmith said “Despite much negativity throughout the market, there are still first time buyers keen to enter the pub sector. There has been an increase in activity during the first half of the year and by offering our clients a personal and bespoke service we are able to conclude transactions smoothly and effectively.”
A freehold business Stonesmith sold The Castle off an asking price of £525,000