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A Beautiful Fifteenth Century Thatched Inn For Lease

Chardstock, Devon, UK
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The George Inn is a fantastic example of a 15th Century Grade II Listed Thatched Village Inn. The construction is of stone with a thatched roof and the property has been tastefully extended to the rear. The Annexe was built in the 1980’s and is an attractive addition to the rear of the premises, creating a courtyard effect between the two buildings. The premises benefits from seating areas both to the front of the Inn, together with the courtyard and trade gardens to the rear. The pub benefits from a large car park to the rear with parking for approximately 30 cars.

Guide rent of £35,000 per annum - nil premium - leasehold

Property Information




Chardstock is an attractive and affluent village located on the eastern edge of Devon, close to Somerset and Dorset borders, situated just off the A358 road between Chard and Axminster. The village is surrounded by woodland and farmland and is within the Blackdown Hills area of outstanding natural beauty. The village church dates from the 19th Century and the pub is very much the focal point of the village.

The market town of Axminster is approximately 4½ miles to the south of Chardstock and is famous for its connections with the Axminster carpet which originated from the town. Chard is approximately 3 miles to the north of Chardstock and is well linked with the rest of the South West by the A30 and the A303. The area has many places to visit, with several visitor attractions, historic buildings and gardens nearby.

Premises Details:

The accommodation briefly comprises:-

Front door to entrance porch with glazed door to:-

Main bar
Windows to the front, open fireplace with stone surround and cast iron log burner, beamed ceiling, attractive timber screening and timber clad walls. Central timber topped Bar servery with brick frontage and timber built back bar with shelves for bottle storage. Oak flooring.

Mullioned window to the front, oak flooring, beamed ceiling, inglenook fireplace with timber and stone mantle over.

From the main bar, timber screening to:-

‘locals bar’
Continued in the same style with painted exposed stone walls, exposed ceiling beams and sharing the Bar Servery.

Short staircase to:-

Games room
Carpeted, door and window to the rear porch. Part exposed stone walls, beamed ceiling.

Door to:-

Gents cloakroom
With non-slip flooring, window to the rear, single cubicle with close couple WC, stainless steel trough urinal, wash hand basin.

Ladies cloakroom
Window to the rear, single cubicle with close couple WC, partly tiled walls, inset wash hand basin, tiled splashback.

Off the rear of the main bar door to:-

Beer cellar
With double door to the rear for deliveries.

Off the rear of the main bar is a service door to the kitchen and door to:-

Ladies cloakroom
Single cubicle with close couple WC, partly tiled walls, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and tiled floor.

To the left of the main door, doorway to:-

Restaurant/dining room
Attractive mullioned window to the front, windows and French doors to the rear to trade garden. Oak flooring, exposed stone walls, open fire with brick surround and chimney breast over.

Store room
Gas central heating boiler.

Leading to:-

'L' Shaped preparation room
With non-slip flooring, door to rear courtyard.

Door to:-

Commercial kitchen

Washing area
Connecting service passage to main bar.

Off the rear preparation area there is a door to:-

Large ‘l’ shaped chef’s dry store
To the rear of the main bar, stairs to the first floor with access to:-

Owners accommodation
Recently redecorated and arranged as:-

Window to the front, stripped floorboards, feature fireplace with stone surround.

Double bedroom, window to the front.

Second bedroom
Small double bedroom, window to the rear overlooking the trade garden, with views over the surrounding countryside.


Separate wc

Office/single bedroom

Double bedroom
Good size room, window to the front. Beamed ceiling and door to:- En-suite shower room.

To the rear of the restaurant there is an attractive level lawned trade garden with surrounding fence. Steps up to a further level lawned. Adjacent to this is a large tarmac & gravelled car park with parking for approximately 30 cars.

To the rear of the main building there is an attractive cobbled trade area and a good sized smoking shelter with tiled roof and seating. The george also has a large double skittle alley/function room with twin alleys and its own bar and cloakrooms.

Letting accommodation annexe
An attractive two storey stone built property with main door access and central stairwell.

4 En-suite letting rooms
Arranged over 2 floors specifically:-

Double room with En-suite.

Double room with En-suite.

Twin room with En-suite.

Double room with En-suite.

General information

Rateable value
2023 List: £12,500. Council Tax Band A. For further information, we advise you to contact the Local Authority, East Devon District Council.

We are advised that the premises will be offered on a new Free of Tie lease from the Wellington Pub Company for a term of 20 years with index-linked annual rent reviews together with open market rent review every five years, full repairing and insuring covenants and at a rent to be agreed with the landlords.

A deposit will be required equivalent to six months rent plus VAT. Guide Rent of £35,000 per annum.

Applicants will be required to provide detailed background information and a business plan to be approved by the lessors.

A personal licence is also necessary. References and a credit check will also be applied for.

We have been informed that the premises are connected to mains electricity, water and sewerage. LPG is used for cooking and central heating.

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