The Malsters Arms, Woodbury, East Devon, SOLD

Popular village inn with spacious accommodation, parking and grounds

Trading as a traditional country village inn and located in the East Devon village of Woodbury, the Maltsters Arms has recently changed hands through licensed property agents Stonesmith of Exeter. The new owners are Matt Knighton and Sam Wakefield.

Matt and Sam have immediately set about refreshing The Maltsters and have already undertaken numerous improvements to the business and the property.

Their first major change was to appoint a new head chef, Jason Mead who has worked with them to devise a completely new menu with the emphasis firmly on high quality fresh local produce cooked to order at affordable prices. They pride themselves in their excellent selection of well kept cask ales and friendly customer service and being a child friendly pub.

The business, which has a strong all year round trade and local following from the village together with regular customers from surrounding towns and villages. It also has an increase in trade from tourists in the summer months, staying at nearby camp sites.

A substantial detached property, with two separate cottages, it briefly provides a main bar and dining area with 54 covers, a function room/restaurant and skittle alley with 60 covers along with a catering kitchen and extensive ancillary areas. Above the trade areas is a large owners 4 bedroomed flat. Externally the property benefits from seating to the front with 42 covers, a beer garden to the rear with 60 covers and parking for 60 plus vehicles. There is also a paddock and range of useful outbuildings extending the site to close to an acre in total.

A leasehold business, Stonesmith sold the Maltsters Arms off a guide price of £49,950.