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Weekly Takings £8,500
Exceptional Old Character Pub
Awarded With Egon Ronay Star
A Fantastic Opportunity
EPC - C
Blacks Brokers are pleased to bring to the market this exceptionally popular and busy, freehold pub and restaurant in Devizes, Wiltshire.
Dating back to the 1500’s, The George and Dragon is a busy, popular and historical pub and restaurant in an enviable, country location in Rowde. Traditionally a sixteenth century coaching inn, it combines modern day style with bundles of country character and offers accommodation in a choice of three, beautifully presented guest rooms. Offered for sale now due to our clients other business interests, we have this very exciting opportunity for a new owner to really enjoy this magnificent business and property.
Rowde is an affluent village in Wiltshire close to Devizes. On the outskirts of Rowe are the Caen Hill Flight of Locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal rising 237 Feet via 29 locks. The area is also famous for the Battle of Roundway Down (1643) and is popular with tourists. From the outside the building consists of one storey to the left and two storeys to the right with main entrances to the front and rear. However, it also comprises of a multiple cellar system making it a 3-4 storey building. There is a good sized, paved car park for customer use and a well-manicured beer garden with a covered BBQ/bar/servery to the rear and a vegetable garden which is located to very rear of the grounds.
The ground floor comprises of a bar/servery at its centre leading to a cosy, twelve cover bar/dining area with a large open fire place and to the right of this is a beautiful, thirty cover restaurant. Also on the ground floor is a spacious kitchen, old skittles alley and an office. Below the kitchen, there is a cellar used for the preparation of deserts and is known as the dessert cellar. From the bar a small and attractive doorway leads down to the well-equipped beer cellar and down another level from there is a larger cellar known as The Crypt and this is often used for private functions. There is a separate outhouse building which is accessed from outside which houses ladies and gents toilets and a laundry room.
On the first floor there are three guest rooms, two of which contain en-suite bathrooms, with the third having use of a private bathroom across the hallway. All 3 rooms are individually designed with large double beds, luxurious linen and duvets and modern comforts including flat screen TVs / DVDs and iPod stations.
This business has many excellent reviews online and boasts a 5* hygiene rating. It has been awarded 2 AA rosettes and an Egon Ronay Star. The business generates weekly takings of £8,500 and currently employs three full time members of staff with a further eight part time members.
This is a superb opportunity to purchase a renowned pub and restaurant with accommodation in an affluent village location in Wiltshire which is steeped in history and character. The business enjoys a healthy turnover and profitability and has to be experienced to be fully appreciated. Viewings are strictly by appointment only and are requested as morning appointments, early viewing is strongly recommended as early interest and completion is highly anticipated.
MON - FRI: 12:00 - 15:00 / 18:00 - 23:00
SAT: 12:00 - 16:00 / 18:00 - 23:00
SUN: 12:00 - 16:00
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