CLOSED PUB RE-OPENS
With the national news reporting daily pubs closures, the villagers in Bower Hinton in Somerset are celebrating the re-opening of the Rose and Crown.
The Rose and Crown was trading as a village pub until the illness of one of the proprietors forced the closure after 6 years of ownership. The business has now been bought by Tracy Wood and Simon Ingleton, through licensed property specialists Stonesmith of Exeter.
A new venture for them both, they have been overwhelmed by the welcome they have received from the locals since re-opening.
Tracy’s main aim is to get the business up and running before putting her plans for the pub fully into action. One of the areas she is keen to develop is the catering. Firstly the kitchens need to be refurbished, then food will be available lunchtime and evenings with a pub grub style of menu.
At present the plan is to get the skittle alley up and running for the start of the skittle season and work is presently been done on this, as well as repaving the rear patio area.
The locals are keen for the pub sports teams to recommence with plans for pool, skittles and darts teams. Tracey and Simon have introduced regular quiz nights, live music nights and are having their first themed evening for Halloween, with a disco, karaoke and fancy dress.
The Rose and Crown is a lovely village pub in the centre of the community with family sized private accommodation. Bower Hinton is near to Martock and just 5 miles from Yeovil.
The property briefly provides a main bar with 40 covers, a dining room with 12 covers, a games room with 12 covers, a skittle alley/function room and kitchen. The owners accommodation provides 3 double bedrooms, a family bathroom and lounge.
Outside to the front there are picnic benches with 12 covers and to the rear an enclosed trade garden/patio for 20. The property also has its own car park with 8-10 spaces.
A freehold business, Stonesmith sold The Rose and Crown off an asking price of £225,000