The Winyards Gap Inn is an extremely well-presented and impressive character detached destination country inn. With origins reputedly dating back to the 18th Century, Winyards Gap Inn enjoys a prominent elevated landmark trading position with spectacular far-reaching views. The inn has been the subject of extensive improvement and refurbishment by the current owners during 14 years of ownership, notably including the addition of the letting accommodation and the installation of a biomass woodchip boiler. This exceptional and unique destination inn briefly comprises: - Main Bar (12+), Lounge Bar (20+), Restaurant (60+), Substantial Commercial Catering Kitchen with extensive back up facilities, 4 High Quality Ensuite Letting Bedrooms, 2 High Quality Self-Catering Studio Apartments and a Spacious 3 Double Bedroom (1 Ensuite) Owner's Accommodation with Sitting Room, Kitchen/Dining Room and Family Bathroom. Externally, the extensive grounds incorporate an Impressive Covered Seating Terrace for 50 customers and an Extensive Lawned Trade Garden offering seating for over 100 customers, both areas boasting magnificent far reaching country views. Substantial Customer Car Park with space for 40+ vehicles, Paddock used as overflow car parking, with potential for alternative uses and a Service Area to the rear of the kitchen with numerous useful Outbuildings and Storage Facilities. The Winyards Gap Inn is a truly unique and special business which is presented to a high standard throughout and provides a substantial turnover with exceptionally strong six figure net profits. A viewing is highly recommended in order to fully appreciate the quality and standards inherent throughout all aspects of this superior business and property in a spectacular setting.
The Winyards Gap Inn occupies a prominent and highly visible and elevated landmark trading position, adjacent to the A356 Crewkerne to Dorchester Road, close to the Dorset and Somerset border. The property benefits from magnificent far-reaching views over the Parrett Valley and Dorset/Somerset countryside. Set on the outskirts of the picturesque country village of Chedington, reputedly one of Dorset's prettiest villages, and being surrounded by National Trust land which provides opportunities for walking, cycling, riding and other outdoor pursuits. The nearby market towns of Beaminster and Crewkerne (both 4.5 miles) provide a comprehensive range of facilities, whilst the county town of Dorchester (17 miles) offers an excellent shopping centre. The Dorset and Devon Jurassic coastline, designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is easily accessible (12 miles).
Entrance door to the front into Entrance hall with a door leading into Lounge bar an attractive room with dual aspect to the front and side, slate flooring, exposed timbers, feature fireplace with inset wood burning stove, feature lighting, wall mounted menu boards and a range of freestanding wooden tables, upholstered chairs, upholstered window seating, sofa and armchairs, comfortably seating 20 plus customers. Timber fronted and topped Bar servery areas with associated back bar fittings to include display shelving, EPOS touch screen cash register with printer link to the kitchen, Altro flooring, 2 double glass fronted bottle fridges and a commercial glass washer.
Locals bar an attractive character main bar area with aspect to the front, wood flooring, part exposed stone walls, wall mounted menu boards, feature lighting, range of free-standing wooden tables and upholstered chairs and settle seating comfortably for 12 customers plus standing room. Timber fronted and topped Return bar servery with associated back bar fittings to include display shelving, Altro flooring, triple glass fronted bottle fridge, wine racking, Jura commercial coffee machine, Belfast sink and coffee filter machine. Restaurant an attractive and spacious dining room and multipurpose space which also doubles as a skittle alley and function room. Dual aspect to the front and side, French doors to the car park and covered outside terrace area, painted ceiling timbers, part wood and part tile effect flooring, part exposed stone walls, wall mounted menu boards, feature lighting, mobile carvery unit, store area, free standing wooden tables and upholstered chairs, bench seating and banquette seating comfortably for 60 plus customers.
Ladies & gents WC's.
Beer cellar temperature controlled on the lower ground floor with dray drop, sink unit and wine racking.
Commercial catering kitchen with altro flooring, part tiled and part stainless steel clad walls, being fully equipped to an exceptionally high standard with an extensive range of commercial catering equipment to include:- extractor system with stainless steel canopy over, six burner gas range, four deep fat fryers, commercial pizza oven, extensive stainless steel work benches with shelving below, warming cabinet with lit and shelved serving gantry over, flat top griddle, rational combi oven, four draw and one door commercial counter fridge unit, three microwave ovens, stainless steel wall shelving, twin deep bowl stainless steel sink unit, commercial pass through dishwasher with tray slide, stainless steel handbasin, stainless steel racked shelving, two commercial upright freezers, commercial upright fridge, two undercounter fridges and door to the rear.
On the first floor of the main property is the spacious, family sized owner's accommodation which is presented in excellent order throughout and briefly comprises: -
Sitting room with aspect to the front and far-reaching views and a feature fireplace (disused).
Kitchen/dining room fitted with a range of base and wall mounted kitchen units, complementary work surfaces, integrated hob and oven.
Bedroom 1 a generous double bedroom with aspect to the side and an Ensuite shower room.
Bedroom 2 a good-sized double bedroom with aspect to the front and far-reaching views.
Bedroom 3 another double bedroom with aspect to the side.
Family bathroom fitted with a white suite and shower over bath.
The business offers 4 high quality ensuite letting bedrooms and 2 high quality self-catering studio apartments. The bedrooms are generously proportioned and furnished to an extremely high standard including flat screen digital tv's, hairdryers, hospitality trays, WI-FI internet and underfloor heating throughout. The self-catering apartments are also generously proportioned and furnished to an extremely high standard including flat screen digital tv, hairdryers, hospitality trays and fully equipped kitchens with oven, hob, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. The letting accommodation briefly comprises: -
Bedroom 1 a king size double/twin room with an Ensuite bathroom with shower over bath.
Bedroom 2 a king size double bedroom with an Ensuite shower room. Bedroom 3 a king size double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower over bath.
Bedroom 4 a king size double bedroom with an ensuite shower room. Housekeepers storeroom
Ground floor studio apartment to sleep up to 3 guests with a double bedroom, an Ensuite bathroom with shower over bath, Fully equipped Kitchen and a sofa bed.
First floor studio apartment to sleep up to 4 guests with a double bedroom, Ensuite shower room, fully equipped kitchen and a double sofa bed.
The property occupies a prominent roadside trading position with extensive grounds. Directly adjacent to the Inn and leading from the car park is a newly created and impressive Covered seating terrace with hardwood benches and tables comfortably seating 50 customers, BBQ Area and a water feature. To the front of the property is an Extensive lawned trade garden with pub benches comfortably seating 100 customers, with potential for many more.