“Ringing the changes at the Five Bells”
Situated in the idyllic East Devon village of Clyst Hydon, this delightful 16th Century public house, the Five Bells Inn, has just been sold by licensed property specialists Stonesmith.
This Grade 2 Listed property was originally a farm and is set within its own grounds of around 2½ acres, surrounded by beautiful Devon countryside. Fastidiously restored and refurbished in the last four years to enhance the original character property, the Five Bells has gained a reputation as one of Devon’s finest destinations for food and drink, as well as being a large part of the local community.
Well regarded for its high quality freshly prepared food using the finest local produce available, the inn attracts customers from far and wide and has received numerous awards and accolades including a Michelin Bib Gourmand, South West Tourism finalist and more recently Best Gastro Pub and Best Chef at the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards.
The Inn has been purchased by Gary and Graciela Tubb. Having most recently relocated back to the UK from Australia, the couple have a strong background in food and beverage operations, including running the renowned Puffing Billy in Exton and The White Hart Hotel in Moretonhampstead.
Gary said “We’re very excited to return to the business and the UK after an absence, and it’s great to come back to a quality operation such as the Five Bells. There’s a fantastic team in place with a great reputation and we feel confident we can work with the existing team to take the Inn to the next level”.
Previous owners Paul Parnell and Chris Charles added “We’d like to say a massive thank you to all our customers of the last 3 years – it’s been a fantastic time putting this much-loved landmark back on the map. We’re delighted the new owners are retaining the existing staff and we wish Gary & Graciela well in the next chapter of The Five Bells. Meanwhile, business at our other establishment, The Jack and the Green, continues as usual.”
The sale price of The Five Bells Inn remains confidential. For further information Stonesmith can be contacted on 01392 201262. The business also has its own website: www.fivebells.uk.com
Stonesmith are one of the leading business transfer agents in the South West specialising in the sale of licensed businesses throughout the Westcountry including Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset.
Full details of all our current properties can be downloaded from our website www.stonesmith.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @stonesmithUK. If you’re thinking of selling or need professional advice, Stonesmith can be contacted on 01392 201262.