SOLD: The Grill House Restaurant, South Street, Gillingham, Dorset



The Grill House is situated in the heart of the Dorset town of Gillingham.  Originally a rugby clubhouse, the premises underwent a complete refurbishment to exceptionally high standard throughout approximately 6 years ago. It has traded as a thriving and well-regarded licensed restaurant which has benefited from considerable investment and expenditure by our client. The premises, which are in a character filled building, offer an eclectic blend of both modern and contemporary furnishings and décor and occupy a sought-after town centre trading location.

The Grill House provides an exceptional operating environment and the stylish premises offers potential for incoming operators to develop a style of trade to suit their own requirements. This excellent opportunity briefly comprises of an attractive dining area furnished to a high standard, comfortably seating 20 customers with a bar servery; spacious ground floor main restaurant, again furnished to an exceptionally high standard with vaulted ceilings and comfortably seating 50 plus customers. There is a theatre style commercial catering kitchen and to the rear is an enclosed trade garden, mainly laid to lawn providing al fresco dining opportunities for 40 to 50 customers with an outside purpose-built pizza oven, bar and customer servery area. 

The business is located close to the main town centre and shopping areas. The area is surrounded by a vibrant mix of complementary businesses and Gillingham itself is a busy and growing market town situated in North Dorset between Sherborne and Shaftesbury and is approximately 4 miles from the A303 which links the South West and the M3 to London. Yeovil is within 25 miles and Salisbury is around 29 miles. Gillingham has a population of around 12,000 and has an established local thriving business community as well as a Waitrose supermarket and Costa Coffee. The town has a mainline railway station with connections to London Waterloo and Exeter. 

The leasehold of The Grill House was sold off an asking price of £15,000. If you’re thinking of selling or need professional advice, Stonesmith can be contacted on 01392 201262, or visit our website:

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