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Freehouse In Dorchester For Sale

Dorchester, Dorset, UK
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Beautiful Riverside Country Freehouse Nestled in the Piddle Valley

Extensive Open Plan Trading Areas with Character and Light

3 Luxury En-suite Bedrooms (rated 4 Star AA)

Comfortable 2 Bed Owner’s/Managers Flat

Impressive Turnover with Further Untapped Potential

Property Information




The Piddle Inn is situated in the picturesque Dorset Village of Piddletrenthide which is within easy reach of Dorset’s main towns of Dorchester, Weymouth, Salisbury and Poole. It is also close to many of Dorset’s leading tourist attractions including The World Heritage Jurassic Coast, various Nature Reserves, the Cerne Abbas Giant, Historical Houses and Castles and other family destinations and places of interest. It is also an ideal starting point for walkers, cyclists and golfers. Other sports including clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, archery and badger watching can all be experienced close by. With Weymouth and Poole on the doorstep, trips to the continent are within easy reach. Ferries travel to France and the Channel Islands on a regular basis. The Piddle Inn is situated on the B3143, 7 miles north of Dorchester.

Premises Details:

Main trading area
Arranged in several sections with entrance lobby from car park with glazed sections and exposed brick walls between.

Top dining area
Situated to the right of the car park entrance and has circa 28 covers. A bright and airy room with double doors to patio area outside and further window overlooking the river. A selection of pine tables and pine upholstered chairs furnish the room and the restaurant is decorated with a number of framed prints and a large chalk board.

Further dining area
With circa 20 covers. A character room with exposed oak beams decorated with tasteful brica-brac. Part exposed brick wall and exposed brick fireplace. Selection of timber tables and upholstered spindle back chairs. Specials board.

Bar servery
With two sides Timber top with brass foot bar. Wood floor surround. Central shelving and timber work tops under - bottle fridges to each side. Cash register, sink and glasswasher. Back bar with optics and shelves.

Lounge bar
Spacious room with main porch area providing separate access. Full height bar stools, brown timber tables, two chesterfield sofa and a chesterfield armchair. Pool table (owned), colour TV, feature open fireplace.

Ladies cloakrooms
2 WC’s, vanity unit with two inset wash hand basins, tiled floor and walls.

Gents cloakroom
2 urinals, 2 wash hand basins, 1 WC, tiled wall and floors.

Disabled WC

Commercial kitchen
Fully equipped with non-slip flooring. Stainless steel extractor hob, Falcon combi oven, Lincat double deep fat fryer, 6 ring gas range, wall mounted grill, hot cupboard, various stainless steel worktop. Three microwave ovens, Blue Seal griddle, Bain Marie, stainless steel fridge, fish fridge, 2 upright fridges, in and out swing doors and double sink and drainer.

Freezer room and dry storage
Housing 1 chest freezer and dry storage shelves.

Wash up room
With double sink and drainer. Dishwasher with stainless steel draining tables either side, stainless steel racking, non-slip flooring. 2 upright freezers.

Staff WC
With close coupled WC and wash hand basin.

Corridor to

Outside yard
Housing 1300 litre oil tank and walk-in chiller unit.

Fenced yard
With gas tank and waste bins, gate to car park. Further outside Store room with boiler, washing machine and dryer.

Beer cellar
Temperature controlled. Racking for real ales, 2 further racks and concrete floor.

First floor

Residence’s reception area
With leather chair and table with guest book.

Store room
With immersion heater and boiler controls.

The 3 en suite letting bedrooms
The rooms are non smoking and have tea and coffee making facilities, direct dial telephones, colour televisions and clock radios. The bathrooms are finished to a high standard with high powered electric showers, hair dryers and shaving points.

The Blue Room
A double with pine furniture. En-suite bathroom, bath with shower, WC and wash hand basin.

The Pink Room
A double with views over the River Piddle and countryside beyond. En-suite bath, shower as above.

The India Suite
A particularly large double very tastefully decorated on an Indian theme, overlooking the river and fields. En-suite bathroom with bath with shower as above.

Owners accommodation
A particularly well-presented owners/managers flat with open plan lounge.

Master en-suite bedroom
With WC, wash hand basin, shower and separate WC. Airing cupboard.
Second bedroom En suite with bath, WC, wash hand basin. Built in cupboard. Further storage.

Beer garden
Overlooking the River Piddle.

Car park
Situated to the rear of the property. Smoking shelter with heat and light.

General information

Rateable value
£18,000. This is not rates payable. Council Tax C. For information, we advise you to contact the Local Authority, Dorset County Council. Tel .0870 218 3844.

Is that of a successful village inn drawing trade from Piddletrenthide and other local villages together with the surrounding towns of Dorchester, Weymouth, Salisbury and Poole. The Piddle Inn enjoys a healthy balance of trade being about 50/50 wet/dry split. The Piddle Inn has a fine reputation for food with the emphasis on fresh local produce. The dining is split between two areas; an A la carte Restaurant and informal tables in the bar. There are two menus and a specials board in addition which changes on a daily basis. There is also a separate children’s menu. The food is complimented by a wide range of quality wines and beers, including several real ales.

The Inn benefits from a particularly pleasant outside trading area, popular in the warmer months of the year and overlooking the River Piddle. The Piddle Inn was named in the Sun newspapers ‘Top 10 riverside Pubs’ in 2015.

The ensuite letting rooms create another angle to the business and indeed bolster bottom line profit, especially now that they are advertised on The 3 rooms are of a particularly high standard with repeat visits becoming very popular. The tariff is currently £85 for a double on a B&B basis. Both the inn and the accommodation are widely advertised on the internet and The Piddle Inn boasts an excellent website

The business is currently run by a couple with a compliment of staff opening Monday and Tuesday evenings only and Wednesday to Sunday 12 noon to close.

Profit and loss figures will be provided to bone fide interested parties following a formal viewing through the sole selling agents Bettesworths.

Transfer of a going concern (TOGC)
The sale of the property includes the goodwill of the business and trade inventory and will be subject to Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations (Tupe).

We have been informed that all mains services are connected to the property. The property is centrally heated off oil fired boiler.

To include furnishings and equipment as per an inventory to be supplied, but excluding the owners’ personal effects.

Wet and Dry stock in trade and Bar Glassware will be taken over by the purchaser at valuation on the day of completion.


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