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The Ben Johnson Ph
Ben Jonson PH, Weston-on-the-Green, Bicester OX25 3RA
• Large garden to rear
• Main road location
• Picturesque village
The property is located in the picturesque village of Weston-on-the-Green, with the village store, Church and Post Office just around the corner, this is a desirable village on the edge of the Cotswolds. Weston-on-the-Green is located between Bicester and Oxford just to the north of the A34 on the B430, with J9 of the M40 just 2miles distant.
This detached corner property is built of attractive traditional local stone under a thatched roof.
Internally, there are two bar areas wrapping around a single bar server, forming an L-shaped trading area providing circa 50 well spaced covers. There is an impressive open fireplace, exposed timbers and beautiful timber floors. Tastefully decorated throughout and with quality fittings, the trading areas provide an upmarket yet cozy ambience befitting to this location. At the end of one bar can be found the well fitted toilets along with a separate disabled facility.
To the end of the other bar is an excellent trade kitchen with canopy extract with an adjacent prep. area and ground floor cellarage. The trade kitchen conveniently has direct access to the trade patio and garden at the rear of the property. The external trade areas currently provide in excess of 120 covers with ample scope to increase this. There is a children’s play area with modern timber equipment.
The car park is marked out with 20 spaces and one disabled space. There is potentially a few further spaces within the access driveway.
To the rear of the car park is a single storey thatched outbuilding that may suit a number of alternative uses - subject to the necessary consents. It is currently used for storage.
The residential accommodation at first floor comprises 2 good sized rooms, a kitchen and a bathroom. There is a further staircase, with restricted head height, up to the loft area which at one end is boarded and plastered providing storage space.
The property is Grade II Listed and is within a Conservation Area. The local planning authority is Cherwell D.C. The property is not listed as an Asset of Community Value.
The property has a Premises License and is permitted to sell alcohol during the following hours:
Monday to Saturday - 11:00 - 00:00,
Sunday - 11:00 - 22:30
The property has a Rateable Value of £18,250 in the 2017 Rating List.
TENURE, PRICE & EXCLUDED LAND:
Offers in the region of £500,000 + VAT are sought for the freehold interest, with vacant possession. Fixtures and fittings within the ownership of the vendor are to be included.
The attached site plan shows an area shaded blue upon which the vendor has applied for planning permission to construct a 2 bedroom bungalow. Please see further details on Cherwell D.C. planning pages under ref: 21/02472/F, the refusal of a previous application ref: 21/01022/F is being appealed. This land will be excluded from the sale and a right of way reserved over the car park for access. The vendor is willing to negotiate with parties interested in purchasing this plot in addition to the pub. The vendor is in the process of registering their right of way over the area hatched green.
For further details or to arrange a formal viewing please contact the Sole Selling agent. In the first instance please view as a customer, however please do exercise discretion and refrain from discussing the sale with any member of staff.
The vendor currently lets the property and so no trade information can be supplied nor warranted. The present tenant is focused upon a quality and healthy food offer with limited trading hours.
It is understood that the property benefits from all mains services except gas which is provided via an LPG tank.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE:
The property is assessed at Band C (70).
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