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Stunning Seventh Century Coaching In Bruton For Sale

Bruton, Somerset, UK
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A substantial stone built property believed to date back to the 17th Century in parts which has been tastefully extended to the rear.

Property Information




The Three Horseshoes is situated in the attractive village of Batcombe, only 3 miles from Bruton and 4 miles from the Royal Bath and West Showground, located in the beautiful valley of the River Alham. The pub is approximately 5 miles South East of Shepton Mallet, 8 miles South West of Frome and 10 miles North of Wincanton. The Parish has a population of approximately 400 which also includes the hamlets of Westcombe, Spagrove and Eastcombe. The village is steeped in history and the surrounding area has strong links with the English woollen industry. The church of St Mary the Virgin next to the Three Horseshoes dates from the 15th and 16th Centuries and was restored in the 19th Century. The area is a particular popular place to live with high property values and good transport links from the South West to other parts of the country. Batcombe is only a quarter of an hour drive to the A303 and both Bristol and Bath are less than a 45 minute drive from the village.

Premises Details:

The premises comprises:-

Main bar area
Leading from Main Entrance Porch. A character room with exposed ceiling beams, focal timber topped and fronted Bar servery (with ice machine, electric cash register and bottle fridges). An assortment of rustic timber tables and chairs. Various bric-a-brac decorating the walls with framed prints and original artwork. Part carpeted, part tiled floor around the Bar Servery. Large Inglenook, stone built fireplace to far end with timber beam over. Cast iron burner to far end. Seating circa 27+.

Snug bar
Painted tongue and groove panelling with uplighters and tiled floor. A simple room just off the bar with piano and darts board. Often used for meetings.

Dining room
With 44 covers including conservatory. Another character room with exposed timber beams, exposed stone walls and part vaulted ceiling. A more formal atmosphere in this tastefully decorated room with a selection of timber tables and upholstered chairs. Carpeted. Cast iron burner to right of entrance.

Conservatory area
Situated off the Dining Room with table seating 6.

Entrance hall/lobby
With access to outside patio area and trade garden.

Beer cellar
Temperature controlled at ground floor level.

Recently refurbished cloakrooms

Ladies cloakroom
With 2 WC’s, 1 wash hand basin. Tiled walls and floors.

Gents cloakroom
2 Urinals, 1 WC, 1 wash hand basin, tiled walls and floors.

Commercial kitchen
Full extraction and well equipped.

Coffee/preparation area
Walk in fridge, various freezers.

Laundry room

First floor

With bath, WC, wash hand basin and airing cupboard.
3 En suite letting rooms
1 with en suite shower, 2 with en suite bath. All rooms have flat screen televisions, coffee and tea making facilities and Wi-Fi.

Owners living room/dining room and kitchen
A particularly attractive vaulted room with plenty of space.

Stairs to 2nd Floor with 2 Substantial Bedrooms in need of modernisation. This would be an obvious conversion for further family living.


Patio area
With seating at circular pub benches with 32 cover, situated to the side of the Inn.

Raised trade garden
To the rear of the property with pub benches and can seat circa 60. Veg patch with smoker. Used by the kitchen to supplement deliveries and offer.

Private fenced owners’ walled garden

Substantial car park
To rear and side of the Inn.

Planning consent refs 2018/0450/FUL & 017785/009
The property has the benefit of planning granted by Mendip District Council to extend the main building to create another 5 en suite letting rooms (creating a total of 8) and to erect separate self-contained staff/owners’ accommodation.

General information

Rateable value

Please note this is not Rates Payable. For further information, we advise interested parties to contact the local billing authority, Somerset County Council.

The Three Horseshoes is known as “Somerset’s best kept secret” and is a charming 17th Century Coaching Inn. The traditional character of the Inn has been enhanced by the owners to create a particularly cosy place to eat, drink or stay. The emphasis is very much on a warm welcome and a friendly and enjoyable experience attracting drinkers, foodies, walkers, children and dogs.

The food at the Three Horseshoes is consistently popular and is created with an emphasis on fresh, local, seasonal produce. The menu has a range of more modern dishes whilst also including some great pub classics. The food is complimented by a wide range of cask ales, draught ciders and lagers at the bar with a good selection of wines from around the world.

The Three Horseshoes still maintains its village pub atmosphere with a good local and regular following at the bar, therefore providing a healthy mix between wet and food sales. These sales are boosted by the profitable income from the 3 letting rooms. There is undoubtedly huge potential to grow this side of the business and the ‘knock on’ trade by building the extension which would create a further 5 letting rooms, bringing the total to 8.

The inn currently operates on limited hours being open 5 ½ days a week, closed on Monday and Sunday evenings with genuine potential to extend trading hours.

The Three Horseshoes is a quintessential and successful English Inn with potential to take the trade further under new ownership. The sale of the pub provides an excellent opportunity to buy a real gem of an Inn in a fabulous part of the world.

For further information please visit the website
Further trading information will be provided to bona fide interested parties following a formal viewing arranged through the Sole Selling Agents Bettesworths.

We understand that there is mains electric and water. LPG gas.

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).

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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