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Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market The Crown Inn. The business was originally established in the 1900’s and was taken over by our clients in 2006. This is a well-established business in a close knit traditional village.
Our clients are now looking to sell the business due to the desire to take a well-deserved retirement. The business runs as a village pub serving traditional pub food and a takeaway service which is very popular in the community. We are advised that this business also incorporates a shop which sells newspapers, milk, bread and other general grocery items. This sector of the business is highly popular as there is no or very little competition in the area.
A planning application has been granted permission for the construction of a separate shop to the front of the property. This would be highly beneficial to the new owner looking to expand this arm of the business and we advise could be highly profitable.
The current turnover is derived from pub sales shop sales and can be massively increased in several ways such as-
Maximise the use of free social media
Extending the opening hours
Offer a grocery delivery service
Introduce a paper round
Boost the range of stock sold in the shop
5 Skittles team
This is a very popular pub that highly benefits from loyal repeat trade. Most of the trade is due to the successful skittles and darts teams which are very popular. The pub has an exceptional skittle alley from which they host the team events and also doubles up as a function room which is perfect for private functions and live events.
The skittle alley is fitted within the function room and allows for the team events to be separate from the main pub area. This private function room should be promoted more in the village as it will bring in a lot of trade. Some of the events held are advertised on the website; where a menu of the food on offer is available. There is a fantastic menu available that offers great food at affordable prices.
This business would be a perfect opportunity for a husband and wife team looking for a change in life style. Above the premise is an owner’s accommodation with a double and single bedroom. Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing for any purchaser interested in this type of successful business.
The Crown Inn can be found in the beautiful village of Fivehead, nrTaunton, Somerset
The pub is situated in a fantastic location, directly opposite the historic village church. This location is the centre of the village making this a busy pub, perfect for regular and repeat trade. This is a densely populated area which is also surrounded by picturesque countryside.
The area is served by the public transport system, with bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. These bus stops have regular routes into surrounding towns such as Langport, Yeovil and Taunton town centre which is only 10 miles away; the village is also served by a community bus which takes children to the local schools. The village of Fivehead also boasts a Baptist Church, coffee shop and a village hall.
The closest A-road to the business is the A358 which connects the towns in the area to the M5 motorway, also connects you to the A303 for London. Taunton its self is currently undergoing a multi-million pound regeneration makeover and also has its own train station.
We are advised this area is not affected by flooding.
This beautifully presented 16th century cottage style property is approximately 217.00m2 with a south facing frontage and is very welcoming and benefits from period features such as beamed ceilings, feature fireplace with a wood burning stove, bespoke stone built bar and stone flooring and split into two seating areas.
The front of the property is well signed and has been recently refurbished to a very high standard. There is a spacious seating area at the front of the property which is fenced off from the tarmacked car park. The carpark is also sectioned off with an authentic stone wall.
The bar area is fully fitted with optics, pumps, shelving and glass fronted drinks chiller, glass washer, cellar This is a traditional pub with two bar areas
The business has also integrated a small village shop. This shop is complete with perimeter shelving, paper displays and a milk chiller.
The property comes with a separate function room which comes equipped with a skittles alley. This is an impressive room and is generously proportioned. This room has very recently been fully refurbished at considerable cost.
The stainless steel kitchen is fully equipped and is immaculately presented. Equipment includes-
Three door s/s counter chiller
4 x Microwaves
Falcon electric oven
Gas hob with 6 burners and gas oven beneath
Full extraction system
2 x Stainless steel fryers
Commercial meat slicer
There are separate fully tiled ladies and gents toilets; there is also a disabled toilet.
The premises also have a room on the side which is currently used as the office with a storage cupboard and oil boiler.
To the side of the property you will find the oil tank and a covered area which houses all the logs to the rear you will find a number of useful storage sheds (3 freezers in one of the sheds) and LPG tank in all enclosed by secure private fencing.
We are advised the business is Free house freehold and is free of tie.
The business is open-
Tuesday - Thursday: 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 11pm
Friday: - 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 12am
Saturday: 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 11pm
Sunday: 12pm – 3pm & 7pm – 11pm
Shop Hours are from 7am Monday-Saturday 8am Sunday followed by pub hours
The business is run and managed by our clients with the help of casual members of staff.
The business generates a turnover in the region of £88,000 and has a gross profit of 47% per 2015 accounts.
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