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Substantial Dartmoor Village Pub Licensed Cafe For Sale

Mary Tavy, Devon
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The Royal Standard is a Dartmoor village freehouse which has recently been trading as a licensed daytime café. Now closed, this deceptively large premises represent an excellent opportunity to purchase a valuable moorland freehold property and offers potential for a new owner to develop a trading style to suit their own requirements, or possibly for alternative uses, subject to planning consents. The property briefly comprises:- Bar Area (16 plus), Dining Area (40), Commercial Catering Kitchen and a spacious 3 double bedroom family sized Owners Apartment with Sitting Room, Kitchen and 2 Bathrooms. Externally there is Car Parking to the front and rear for up to 20 vehicles, a Garage and there is also an attractive lawned Garden to the rear of the property with open countryside views. Please note that the exterior photographs in this brochure were taken prior to the pub’s recent closure. 

The Royal Standard is situated in a prominent position on the A386 main road between Okehampton and Tavistock. The A386 is a much used tourist route, particularly in the summer months, and is a busy arterial route across Dartmoor year round. A prosperous village, Mary Tavy is surrounded by campsites and holiday properties. The ancient stannery town of Tavistock can be found approximately 4 miles to the south, the market town of Okehampton is approximately 12 miles to the north and access to the A30 Devon/Cornwall link road can be found at Sourton, approximately 9 miles to the north. The pub has lovely views from the accommodation and beer garden and the area in general holds great appeal with country sports and outdoor pursuits. With such a low asking price, this presents an ideal opportunity for those of any age wishing a lifestyle business in a beautiful part of the country. 

Main entrance door to the front leading to Lobby with Ladies & Gents WCs into Main Bar, open plan trade area with part slate and oak flooring, with exposed stone walls, feature fireplace with woodburning stove, views over Dartmoor, piano, part wood panelled walls, range of free standing wooden tables, bar stools and sofas comfortably 16 customers plus standing room. Central timber fronted and topped Bar Servery with back bar fittings, glass fronted display fridges, stainless steel sink unit and access through to kitchen. Open plan from the main bar is a Dining Area with part slate and solid oak flooring, exposed ceiling timbers, feature fireplace with inset woodburning stove, range of free standing wooden tables, high backed faux leather chairs comfortably seating 40 customers. Commercial Kitchen with tiled flooring, part stainless steel lined walls, fitted with a comprehensive range of commercial catering equipment (not tested) to include 6-burner commercial range, chargrill, extractor system with stainless steel canopy over, double deep fryer, grill, fridge freezer, chest freezer, 2 microwaves, undercounter fridges, warming cabinet, upright freezer. Prep Room & Wash Up Area with tiled flooring, 2 stainless steel sink units, wash hand basin, double glass fronted upright fridge, commercial dishwasher, ice machine. Cellar on the ground floor. 

Please note: The fittings, equipment and services listed have not been tested by the agents, although we are informed that all items are in working order.

To the front and rear of the property are 2 Separate Parking Areas offering private off road car parking for approximately 20 vehicles and a Single Garage. To the rear of the property is a lawned Garden interspersed with a range of wooden picnic benches and benefiting from lovely views over Dartmoor National Park. 

Please note: The fittings, equipment and services listed have not been tested by the agents.

Situated on the first floor is a spacious and well presented family sized owners apartment which briefly comprises:- Sitting Room with dual aspect to front and views over Dartmoor. Kitchen Area with range of fitted modern base and wall mounted kitchen units, complementary worksurfaces and inset stainless steel sink unit. Bedroom 1 a double room with aspect to rear and an En-Suite Bathroom with a modern white bathroom suite and corner bath. Bedroom 2 a double room with dual aspect to front and side with views over Dartmoor. Bedroom 3 a double bedroom with aspect to side and views over Dartmoor. Family Bathroom with a modern white bathroom suite and electric shower over the bath. 

The Royal Standard traded as a traditional character moorland village Inn and destination food led public house and more recently as a licensed daytime only cafe. The property benefits from having a prominent landmark position alongside the A386, one of the main arterial routes across Dartmoor National Park. 

There are no accounts available and interested parties should make their own assessment as to the trading potential. 

There are currently no staffing commitments under TUPE.  

We believe the pub can be re-established as a successful village and destination public house, or catering venue. Applicants are also invited to consider other alternative uses such as residential, and Bed & Breakfast, subject to the usual consents and planning permission. 


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For up to date Business Rates and Council Tax information relating to this property, we refer you to The Valuation Office website

Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the subject property and LPG is used for cooking and heating.

£295,000 for the freehold interest. Vacant possession upon completion. 

Please be advised that there are no trading accounts available and this has been reflected in the guide price. 

The Royal Standard is not being sold as a going concern and therefore there are no staff or ongoing business issues. If the new owners wish to continue operating the business as a public house, they will be free to negotiate their own suppliers and individual contracts. 

Strictly by appointment with the vendors Sole Selling Agents.Tel:(01392)
You are recommended to contact us before visiting the property even for an informal viewing.  We can then confirm whether or not it is still available.

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Freehold Price: £295,000
Tenure: Freehold
Sector: Pubs, Cafes, Restaurants
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