The White Hart is a substantial character detached village inn, which occupies a prominent roadside trading position. The inn has been refurbished and rebuilt sympathetically and to an exceptionally high standard throughout, following a fire in April 2021. It benefits from 3 extremely high quality, self-contained, ensuite letting bedrooms, two of which have private hot tubs. The main building is two storey with a new slate roof and briefly comprises: - Four attractive interconnecting Bar and Dining Areas (66+), well equipped Commercial Catering Kitchen with Ancillary Facilities, Skittle Alley, impressive and spacious 2/3 Double Bedroom Owner's Accommodation with Sitting Room, modern Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Office and Family Bathroom. The grounds incorporate an attractive rear Beer Garden (40+), a decked Trade Terrace to the front and side of the property (20+), Customer Car Parking for 20+ vehicles, Owner's Private Parking Area and various useful Outbuildings and Storerooms. The White Hart is a highly regarded and extremely well-presented destination village inn and a viewing is strongly recommended to fully appreciate the quality and standards inherent throughout this impressive business and property and the undoubted potential it offers new owners.
The White Hart occupies an extremely prominent and visible, landmark tradition position, adjacent to the A35 main road, in the heart of the village of Wilmington in the East Devon countryside. Wilmington is located midway between the thriving market towns of Honiton and Axminster (each approximately 5 miles). The A35 is a busy tourist route between Devon and Dorset and the nearby coastline, known as the Jurassic Coast, which has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has been awarded World Heritage Status by UNSECO. The popular and attractive coastal towns and villages of Sidmouth, Beer, Branscombe, Lyme Regis and Charmouth are all within 10 miles. The Cathedral City of Exeter is some 22 miles to the west with an excellent shopping centre, sport and leisure facilities, international airport and access to the M5 motorway.
Main Customer Entrance door into Entrance Vestibule with door into main open plan Bar and Dining Room Area an attractive character room with part flagstone, part tiled and part wood flooring, part exposed brick walls, exposed ceiling timbers, feature wall lighting, feature main fireplace with inset wood burning stove, further feature fireplace (disused), part wood panelled walls, range of free standing wooden tables and chairs comfortably seating 34 customers and Lounge Area beside the fireplace providing comfortable arm chair seating for 6 customers. Large timber fronted and topped central Bar Servery with tiled flooring and fitted with a range of back bar fittings and display shelving, three double glass fronted bottle fridges, extensive undercounter shelving, stainless steel sink unit and commercial glass washer. Upper Dining Area with flag stone flooring, part exposed brick walls, part wood panelled walls, free standing wooden tables and chairs comfortably sitting 10 customers. Snug Dining Area an attractive character room with solid oak flooring, part exposed brick walls, feature wall lighting, feature fireplace (disused), and a range of free-standing wooden tables and chairs comfortably seating 16 customers. Ladies, Gents and Disabled WC's. Commercial Catering Kitchen with Altro flooring, part stainless steel and part wipe clean clad walls and being fully equipped to a high standard with a comprehensive range of commercial catering equipment to include:- extractor system with stainless steel canopy over and gas interlock, six burner gas range, double deep fat fryer, two commercial ovens, eye level grill, three door commercial counter fridge unit, undercounter commercial fridge, extensive stainless steel walled shelving, twin electric hob, warming cabinet with lit and shelved serving gantry over, twin deep bowl stainless steel sink unit, single deep bowl stainless steel sink unit, commercial dish washer and stainless steel racked shelving unit. Beer Cellar temperature controlled on the ground floor with ice machine and Belfast sink. Bottle Store with racked storage shelving. Skittle Alley on the first floor with timber lane and ball return, currently used as an additional store area with two chest freezers, staff lockers and WC.
The property offers three extremely well appointed and impressive ensuite Letting Bedrooms furnished to an extremely high standard. The bedrooms are completely self-contained and housed in a converted former stable block and benefit from remote controlled flat screen televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridges and two of the rooms have private hot tubs. The bedrooms are generously proportioned and have recently been refurbished and briefly comprise: - Bedroom 1 a king-size double bedroom with an Ensuite Bathroom with shower over bath and a Private Patio Area. Bedroom 2 a king size double bedroom with an Ensuite Bathroom with shower over bath and a Private Patio Area with Hot Tub. Bedroom 3 a king size double room with an Ensuite Bathroom with shower over bath and a Private Patio Area with Hot Tub.
Situated on the first floor is the spacious owner's apartment, which is extremely well presented throughout and briefly comprises: - Sitting Room with dual aspect to the front and rear. Kitchen/Breakfast Room an impressive room recently refitted with a range of modern base kitchen units and complementary work surfaces, with built in larder fridge and stainless-steel sink unit. Office with large Loft Store over the letting rooms. Family Bathroom fitted with a modern white bathroom suite with a shower over the bath. Bedroom 1 a good-sized double bedroom with aspect to the front and an Ensuite WC. Bedroom 2 a good-sized double bedroom with aspect to the side and door into interconnecting large Office/Storeroom/Sitting Room/Bedroom 3 a room with no natural light but potential for windows, subject to planning permission. Agents note - we believe that the accommodation could easily be reconfigured, subject to personal requirements, to create a family sized 3-bedroom apartment, if so required.
Please note: The fittings, equipment and services listed have not been tested by the agents, although we are informed that all items are in working order.
The pub occupies a large and prominent roadside site which provides Customer Car Parking for 20 plus vehicles on two levels. Immediately to the front and side of the property is an enclosed Decked Seating Terrace providing alfresco seating for 20+ customers. To the rear of the property is a large and enclosed Beer Garden, with extensive decked seating areas, feature borders and feature lighting providing an attractive alfresco seating area for 40+ customers. Also to the rear is a Private Service Yard Area with a large Walk in Fridge and a Timber Shed serving as a Laundry Room with three washing machines and two tumble dryers. Adjacent to the main Car Park is an Owner's Car Parking Area with space for 2/3 vehicles and an electric hook up point for a caravan/motorhome.
The White Hart is presented to an exceptionally high standard throughout and has traded as a quality destination village pub and restaurant with letting bedrooms, located in the popular and sought-after area of East Devon. The pub unexpectedly closed in April 2021, following a fire and subsequently the property has been rebuilt and refurbished to an exceptionally high standard throughout, including the replacement of the previous thatched roof with a new slate roof. The works were complete in January 2022 and the business now provides an exceptional trading environment equipped with high quality fixtures, fittings and trade inventory.