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Thriving Free Of Tie Pub In Ashburton For Lease

Ashburton, Devon, UK
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A handsome Grade II listed former railway Hotel, with curved period frontage, ornate features and a traditional swing sign painted in a two-tone grey colour. The Public House has been completely refurbished throughout in recent years and is presented to an exceptional standard. The Pub benefits from a main trading area, which is full of character and leads through to a Sports Room at the rear. Upstairs, is the very well equipped commercial kitchen and a comfortable 4 bedroom owners' apartment. The Pub also benefits from an outside Beer Garden Patio on the first floor, with a sunny aspect.

Property Information




The Silent Whistle is situated less than 200 yards from the town centre, adjacent to the new Business Hub surrounding the former railway station. Ashburton, known as the gateway to Dartmoor, is a vibrant and rural Devon town, which has become incredibly popular as a place to live and work, particularly over the last 10 years. This lively and historical town is nestled on the southern side of the vast Dartmoor National Park. The high street is home to many galleries, bookshops and a variety of eateries, as well as boasting lots of great antique shops. The town is situated off the busy A38 Devon Expressway, which runs between Plymouth and Exeter and then onto the M5 motorway network beyond.

Premises Details:

The accommodation briefly comprises:-

Entrance door leading to:

Main trading area
Focal main bar servery, with timber panelling to the front and granite top over. Dedicated left-hand "Lounge Area", which is carpeted with newly installed cast iron wood burner. Wall mounted TV and high bar tables and chairs. The remainder of the room is beautifully furnished, with oak flooring and newly upholstered bench seating to the perimeter of the room. Further seating and timber tables, with upholstered chairs. Two wall mounted TV's, wall mounted speakers and an AWP fruit machine. Seating for circa 70+. Bar servery has bespoke back bar fitting finished in oak, two bottle fridges, ice machine, glass washer and electronic point of sale till. Music system/PA and karaoke machine.

Games room
Accessed through the Main Bar, with centrally positioned pool table (owned). Stripped wood flooring. Pull-down big screen and ceiling mounted projector. Wall mounted speakers. Ceiling mounted fan. A number of tables and chairs.

Ladies & gents cloakrooms

Corridor with cleaners cupboard

Outside courtyard area
with fire escape. Gate to road.

Beer cellar
Ground floor temperature-controlled Beer Cellar.

First floor

Commercial kitchen
Fully equipped to a high standard. Equipment including double deep fat fryer; 6-ring gas range and oven with extractor hood; various stainless steel work benches; 2 x double pizza ovens; various refrigeration; commercial dishwasher; double deep sink and 2 x microwaves. Non-slip flooring.

Owners' accommodation
Situated on the First Floor and comprising Lounge, Main Bedroom, Office/Single Bedroom and two further Double Bedrooms. Family Bathroom with WC, wash hand basin and shower.

Situated on the first floor is a sheltered patio beer garden with pub benches, enjoying a sunny aspect.

The Silent Whistle has a private arrangement with regards to parking. There is a large car park behind the pub that customers are allowed to use from 6pm Monday – Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

The business
The Silent Whistle is a popular and successful Public House, which has modelled itself as a sports bar and community pub. The Silent Whistle has both Sky and BT Sports and shows all the main sporting fixtures, including football, rugby, motor racing, cricket and the big boxing events. The Pub has four screens in total - one being a 10ft drop down screen with projector. The Silent Whistle has a great following for food, with specialties being a wide-ranging pizza menu and a number of traditional 'pub grub' meals.

The bar is well stocked, with a range of local ales, continental lagers and a good choice of spirits, wines and soft drinks. The business is currently run by a husband and wife team and makes an ideal home and income business, with minimal staffing costs and therefore better bottom-line profits. Advised turnover for year end March 2020 £195,065 ex VAT.

General information

Business rates
2017 List: £10,500. Please note this is not Rates Payable. Interested parties are to make their own enquiries with the Local Billing Authority, Teignbridge District Council. Band A Assessment for Council Tax.

We have been advised that the property is held on a Full Repairing & Insuring, Free of Tie lease at a rent of £17,500pa plus VAT with the benefit of Security of Tenure.

To include furnishings and equipment as per an inventory to be supplied, but excluding the owners personal effects.

Viewing is highly recommended and can be arranged by prior appointment with the Agents, Bettesworths.

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