Award Winning Food Led Destination Village Pub Reopens
A quintessential thatched Grade II Listed pub in a sought after Somerset village, The Farmers Arms at Combe Florey, Nr Taunton has recently been sold through licensed property specialists Stonesmith of Exeter.
The Farmers Arms traded as a destination food led country pub and attracted custom from a wide area. With numerous awards including, Best Beer Cellar 2013 at the Great British pub Awards, entry in the 2014 Good Beer Guide and Good Pub Guide, TripAdvisor Excellence award, the property closed for a short time in early 2015.
With a wealth of hospitality experience behind them, the new owners Jane Bishop and Tim Young fought off considerable competition in a bid to purchase The Farmers Arms. They plan to fully restore the pub and to re-establish it as the successful village and destination public house and restaurant.
A stunning Grade II Listed two storey property, The Farmers Arms is believed to date back to the 15th Century and has retained many of its original charming character features.
The property benefits from having highly visible signage and is situated on a popular tourist route along the West Somerset coast 6 miles from the county town of Taunton, in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the foot of the Quantock Hills. The pub briefly provides a main bar for 20 plus standing, a restaurant, kitchen with ancillary back-up facilities and a spacious 3 bedroomed owner’s accommodation. Externally there is a large trade garden with seating for approx 80 and parking for approx 36 vehicles.
Mike Phillips of selling agents Stonesmith commented “The sale of The Farmers Arms represented an excellent opportunity to purchase a well regarded and renowned business in an extremely desirable area.”
Stonesmith were asking for offers off a guide price of £365,000 for the freehold interest www.stonesmith.co.uk.