The Duke of York is an impressive, substantial and deceptively spacious grade II listed character village inn. This attractive and traditional country village inn has been beautifully renovated and restored by our clients during their 20 years of ownership. Almost no stone has been left unturned in the sympathetic modernisation and improvement of this property, which consequently benefits from four purpose built Self-Contained En-suite Letting Bedrooms, a Self-Contained Letting Apartment and impressive Family Sized Owner’s Accommodation. This popular and extremely well-regarded inn briefly comprises: - Character Main Bar Area (35+), Dining Room/Breakfast Room (20), Restaurant (30), Conservatory/Residents Lounge (6), Catering Kitchen, 4 High Quality Self Contained Ensuite Letting Bedrooms, Separate Self-Contained Letting Apartment, Skittle Alley, and a spacious and extremely well presented 3 Double Bedroom Owners Accommodation with Sitting Room, Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room and a Bathroom. Externally, there is a Customer Car Park for around 30 Vehicles, Customer Seating Areas to the front and an Enclosed Patio and Decked Beer Garden to the rear providing Alfresco seating for around 80 customers. A viewing is highly recommended in order to fully appreciate the quality and standards inherent throughout all aspects of this beautiful and successful character village inn boasting strong levels of trade and exceptional profits.
The Duke of York occupies a prominent trading position in the heart of Shepton Beauchamp. Shepton Beauchamp is a picturesque and popular village which has some of the most beautiful ham stone thatched cottages and properties in the county. A thriving village with a 13th century church, primary school, post office and sports clubs, Shepton Beauchamp, is popular with families and retirees who enjoy living in this charming village with a great community atmosphere and its easy accessibility to the A303. The nearby town of Ilminster (4 miles) offers a wide range of shops and amenities and the county town of Taunton and regional towns of Yeovil and Honiton are all within a short drive as is the beautiful Jurassic coast, situated between East Devon and Dorset. The A303 provides a direct link between the West Country and London and there is also a mainline rail service to London from Crewkerne (6 miles). There are a wealth of places of interest, historic interest, gardens and other visitor attractions within close proximity of the Duke of York including Barrington Court, East Lambrook Manor Gardens, Montacute House, Muchelney Abbey, Haynes Motor Museum, the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Wells Cathedral and Clarks Village at Street.
Main customer entrance doors to the front and the rear from the carpark and trade gardens leading to the Main Bar Area an extremely attractive character split level room, presented to a high standard, with carpeted flooring, exposed ceiling timbers, feature fireplace with inset woodburning stove, further feature fire place with electric fire, wall mounted menu boards, two wall mounted colour televisions, range of free standing wooden tables, chairs, stools and upholstered perimeter seating for 35 customers plus standing room. Timber fronted and topped return Bar Servery fitted with a range of back bar fittings, display shelving and optics, two double glass fronted bottle fridges, single glass fronted bottle fridge and an electric cash register. Restaurant an attractive character split level room with exposed ceiling timbers, part exposed stone walls, mobile carvery unit, carpeted flooring, free standing wooden tables and chairs comfortably seating 30 customers and Customer Servery interconnecting from the rear of the main bar servery. Breakfast/Dining Room again a continuation in style, theme and ambiance with carpeted flooring, exposed timbers, feature stone fireplace, wall mounted colour television, darts oche area, free standing wooden tables and chairs comfortably seating 20 customers. Ladies & Gents WC’s. Beer Cellar temperature controlled on the ground floor with delivery door to the side. Residents Lounge/Conservatory with tiled flooring, doors to rear trade garden area and car park with comfy sofas seating 6 customers. Commercial Catering Kitchen with Altro flooring and fully tiled walls and being fitted with a comprehensive range of equipment to include:- 6 burner electric range, extraction fan, twin deep fat fryer, griddle, eye level grill, stainless steel work benches with shelving below, stainless steel wall shelving, upright fridge, handbasin, stainless steel deep bowl sink unit, commercial dishwasher, pizza oven, four microwave ovens, four door undercounter commercial fridge unit. Freezer Room with part tiled walls, fridge freezer, upright fridge, chest freezer, stainless steel deep bowl sink unit, ice machine and glass washer. Skittle Alley being purposefully fitted and equipped.
The business offers 4 Well-Appointed and Stylish Individual En-suite Letting Bedrooms, one of which is an executive/bridal suite with four poster bed, jacuzzi and separate shower cubicle. The bedrooms are completely self-contained and on the ground floor, within a high specification purpose-built bedroom block. Each of the letting rooms offers remote controlled colour televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers and Wi-Fi. In addition, there is a Self-Contained Studio Flat which is used for letting and which briefly comprises: - Open Plan Living Room/Bedroom/Kitchen and a separate Bathroom.
Situated on the first floor is the impressive and well-appointed owner’s accommodation which provides spacious and superior living accommodation which briefly comprises: - Large Sitting Room with triple aspect windows, Kitchen/Breakfast Room fitted with a range of modern base and wall mounted kitchen units, complementary work surfaces, built in hob and oven. Bedroom 1 a large double room with original cast iron fireplace (disused), aspect to the front, built in wardrobes and a vanity unit with handbasin. Bedroom 2 a good-sized double room with aspect to the front and built-in storage cupboard. Bedroom 3 a good-sized double bedroom with aspect to the front, original stone fireplace (disused), and part exposed stone walls. Family Bathroom with a bath and a separate shower cubicle.
Seating Area to the front with wooden picnic bench seating for around 16+ customers. To the rear of the property is a large, gravelled Customer Car Park with space for around 30 vehicles. Also, to the rear between the car park and the pub is an attractive enclosed Terraced Beer Garden being part decked and part paved with feature lighting and providing Alfresco Seating for around 58+ customers, heated Smoking Shelter (10), Boiler Room, Storage Container and bin store area.
The Duke of York is an impressive, character country village inn and destination public house and restaurant, which is presented in excellent order throughout, whilst retaining many period features, charm and character. The property has been owned by our clients for 20 years, during which time they have refurbished and renovated the property to exacting standards including notably the addition of 4 high quality letting bedrooms. The business occupies a prominent position in the heart of the sought-after Somerset village of Shepton Beauchamp and the Duke of York enjoys a popular local following and boasts a strong year-round regular trade from not only the village, but also the surrounding villages and towns, as well as an uplift from visitors to the area. The pub is home to 5 skittles teams, 4 football teams and is a popular regular meeting venue for various local groups and societies and the Sunday carvery is particularly popular.