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The Masons Arms is not just a pub! The business has many strings to it and its success lies in the fact that it offers so much, to such a wide audience, including locals and regulars, tourists, campers and motor homers. The main pub oozes character with low beamed ceilings in the trade areas, which lead through to the converted skittle alley - now six beautifully presented letting rooms with state of the art en-suite bathrooms. In between is the Odcombe Brewery, a one Brewers Barrel, plant which certainly adds another angle to the business. Outside is a magnificent trade garden adorned in hollyhocks, with a thatched Rondavel. To the rear of the building is the newly created shower block for the camping and motorhome site. There are two car parks that lead down to an enclosed paddock, with the camping site beyond. The Shepherds Hut was introduced two years ago and has proved incredibly popular, with potential to add further units. Above the pub is a two bedroom owners/manager's flat. Vendor is also offering an option to buy the Freehold interest in Poppy Cottage a 1 bed holiday home which is three houses down the road.
The Masons Arms is a truly unique business, which is presented to an extremely high standard throughout and showing a particularly strong net profit.
An early viewing of the business is recommended.
Odcombe is a charming hamstone village located in South Somerset, approximately 3 miles west of the town of Yeovil. The upper part of the village, Higher Odcombe, sits on the crest of a hill while the lower part, Lower Odcombe is built on its northern slopes. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book and retains all of its English village charm. The area is bursting with tourist attractions and stately homes to visit including the National Trust’s Montacute House, only a mile away and other attractions including Tintinhull Gardens, Ham Hill Country Park, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Barrington Court and Haynes International Motor Museum, amongst many others. The Masons Arms is less than a ten minutes’ drive from the A303, making this a very central location to both stay and visit.
The accommodation briefly comprises:-
with steps down to:-
character trading area with low beam ceiling, tartan carpet with oak flooring to bar surround, inglenook fireplace now converted to seating area and focal central bar servery with panelling to front and timber topped. The bar servery has electronic pointer cell till, bespoke back bar timber shelving, glass washer, beer pumps, bottle fridge and espresso coffee machine.
continued in the same style and arranged in 2 sections. Steps down to 'snug' dining area with feature stone fireplace.
arranged as three kitchens and all professionally equipped throughout including gas range, full extraction, deep fat fryers, large bespoke brick built pizza oven, stainless steel cladding, non-slip flooring and various refrigeration. There is a main kitchen/cooking area leading down to an overflow kitchen with dry storage area and a separate sweet/prep room.
located above the trading area with:-
two double bedrooms
with bath, wash hand basin ad wc.
Ladies & gents cloakrooms
ground floor temperature control beer cellar leading to -
the odcombe brewery- established in 2000 and complete with state of the art brewing equipment with capacity of one brewer’s barrel.
converted former skittle alley now presented as six superior en-suite letting rooms, each with tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen tv's, mini fridges, ceiling fans, direct dial telephone and internet access. The en-suite bathrooms have been recently fitted and are of a particularly high standard. The rooms are arranged as:-
with en-suite bath/shower.
with en-suite bath/shower.
with en-suite walk in shower. Accessible facility.
1 family room
with en-suite bath/shower.
Two linen cupboards & further linen storage plus boiler room
pretty walled garden laid to lawn and accessed via the pub or bottom car park. Traditional pub benches set over two sections with seating for over 50 covers. Bike rack.
Thatched rondavel (known as the pizza shack)
with bench seating and tables together with light and heat.
to the rear of the kitchen with servery hatched and hard standing.
Main car park
situated opposite the letting accommodation with outside bin and recycling storage. Separate fenced paddock
overspill car park
peaceful camping field & shower block
situated well away from the road, overlooking open fields with a total of 18 pitches, 8 of which have electrical hook up. The campsite has a recently constructed unisex shower block located at the end of the accommodation wing, with 2 wc’s, 2 showers, 3 sinks and a wash-up area. Each pitch is clearly marked out with the minimum size of 8m x 9m. Dogs are welcome and there is free wi-fi onsite.
a hand built, bespoke shepherds hut located in a quiet corner of the camping field overlooking the hills. The hut has an en-suite toilet and wash basin, log burner, double bed cabin all finished and painted white clapper boarding. Private garden outside with picnic bench and brick built bbq.
2017 list: £40,500. Please note this is not rates payable. Interested parties are advised make their own enquiries with the local billing authority.
the masons arms is a very successful business with a turnover just short of £700,000 per annum. The business is run by a husband and wife team with a complement of full time and part time staff including a full time chef and full time manager.
The business is split between wet sales, food, letting accommodation, camping and brewery revenue. There is additional income from the holiday cottage, run separately but available as an option to buy.
The masons arms pride themselves on using local suppliers for the majority of their produce, supporting smaller family owned businesses wherever possible. The pub offers an enticing range of evening meals, lunches, sunday menus, breakfast menus and takeaways, providing something for everyone.
During the covid crisis the masons arms has built a dedicated website for takeaways which has proved exceptionally popular, serving a wide catchment area. With very strong revenue, this certainly helps ‘future proof’ the business against possible further pandemics.
The pub also offers a large range of wines, spirits, real ales, lagers and ciders together with the usual soft drinks. The odcombe brewery provides six different ales at different times of the year including odcombe number 1, odcombe spring, roly poly and drewers broop!
The tariff rates for the letting rooms run from £68 per night for the single room up to £129 for the family room, including a full english breakfast. Camping rates range from £11 for a basic pitch per night to £20 for an electrical hook up, plus £3 per person per night. The shepherds hut ranges from £57 per night for a single occupation to £80 for double occupation, including breakfast.
The masons arms has a fantastic reputation and enjoys great reviews across all digital platforms. The business is on most social media platforms and has an excellent website.
The sale of the masons arms provides a rare opportunity to own and operate a multifaceted businesses, situated in a wonderful part of the south west, priced to sell. An early viewing is highly recommended through the sole selling agents, bettesworths.
Poppy cottage - option to purchase at £180,000
poppy cottage is just a stone’s throw from the masons arms and is a beautiful one bedroom holiday cottage, which has recently undergone extensive renovation to a luxury standard.
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.
we have been informed that the property is connected to all mains services and is centrally heated throughout.
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