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Stunning and Award winning Village Pub and Restaurant for Sale

Aylesbeare, Devon
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4766 / Rightbiz


The Night Jar is an extremely impressive and deceptively spacious award-winning village free house which was newly built to exacting standards in 2017. Presented to an exceptionally high standard throughout, the owners have created a fabulous purpose built and equipped destination village free house and restaurant with impressive owner’s accommodation. This popular and extremely well-regarded destination village public house and restaurant provides a superior trading environment and is fitted with fixtures, fittings and a trade inventory of the highest quality. The business briefly comprises: - Main Lounge Bar Area (40 ), First Floor Restaurant (42 ), fully fitted Commercial Catering Kitchen with back up facilities and Walk in Fridge, spacious and superior Owner’s Accommodation with 2 Double Bedrooms, spacious Lounge/Dining Room with open plan Kitchen, Office Area and Shower Room. Externally, the property benefits from a Customer Car Park for around 14 vehicles, and an enclosed Patio Area. The Night Jar is undoubtedly a very special place to live and work and a viewing is strongly recommended in order to fully appreciate the quality and high standards inherent throughout all aspects of this quality business and property.

The Night Jar occupies a prominent trading position in the heart of the popular and sought after East Devon village of Aylesbeare. Aylesbeare is a popular commuter village situated just off the A3052, the main coastal route between Exeter and Lyme Regis. Travel distances include; Exeter (8 miles), junction 30 of the M5 motorway (6 miles), Exmouth and Sidmouth on the East Devon Jurassic coastline (6 miles) and Honiton on the A30 dual carriage way (9 miles). As such, the Night Jar is well located to attract custom from a range of surrounding towns and villages within the immediate vicinity.

Main customer entrance door to the front leading into the main Lounge Bar Area, an extremely attractive and well-presented room with flagstone flooring, exposed timbers, feature lighting, part wood panelled walls, feature fireplace with inset wood burning stove, range of freestanding tables, chairs, comfy sofas and bar stools comfortably seating 40 customers plus adequate standing room. Timber fronted and granite topped return Bar Servery with Altro flooring, fitted with a range of back bar fittings, display shelving and tiled walls with 2 double glass fronted bottle fridges, single glass fronted bottle fridge, stainless steel sink unit, ice machine and glass washer. The Upstairs Restaurant is again an impressive and well-presented room with exposed timbers, solid wood flooring, feature lighting and freestanding tables and chairs comfortably seating 42 customers. Waitress Station/Servery with display shelving to the rear, double glass fronted bottle fridge and stainless steel sink unit. Ladies, Gents and Disabled WC’s. Commercial Catering Kitchen being situated on the ground floor with theatre style opening to the main lounge bar area. With Altro flooring and wipe clean clad walls, equipped to an exceptionally high standard with a comprehensive range of commercial catering equipment to include:- extractor system with stainless steel canopy over, 4 ring induction hob, combi oven, plate warming cabinet, floor standing deep fat fryer, heated warming lamps, single door commercial fridge unit, 2 door undercounter commercial fridge unit, undercounter commercial freezer, extensive stainless steel wall shelving, twin deep bowl stainless steel sink unit, stainless steel work bench with shelving below, Walk in Fridge. Wash Up Area with Altro flooring, fully wipe clean clad walls, pass through commercial dishwasher with tray slide and single deep bowl stainless steel sink unit. Beer Cellar temperature controlled on the ground floor with door to rear.

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.

Situated on the second floor is the impressive and well appointed spacious Owner’s Accommodation which provides superior living accommodation having been fitted to an exceptionally high standard throughout and briefly comprising: - open plan Lounge/Dining Room a spacious L shaped room with open Kitchen Area fitted with a range of modern base kitchen units with complementary work surfaces and built in electric hob and oven. Bedroom 1 a good sized double room. Bedroom 2 a good sized double room. Office Area. Shower Room with a modern white suite and a large shower cubicle.

To the rear of the property is an enclosed Patio Area and a Customer Car Park Area with space for approximately 14 vehicles.

The Night Jar has been purpose built and equipped within the last 2 years, resulting in a stunning destination village public house and restaurant, which is presented in exceptional condition throughout. Having been redeveloped with almost no expense spared, the business provides an exceptional trading environment equipped with high quality fixtures, fittings and trade inventory. The high standards inherent throughout the business ensure excellent levels of regular repeat business and word of mouth recommendations and this has resulted in The Night Jar being awarded The Best Pub Restaurant in the 2018 Food Drink Devon Awards. Personal circumstances and other business interests means that The Night Jar is now offered for sale after an extremely successful inaugural year of trading. Our clients advise that there is a genuine opportunity to continue to build on the reputation already established and to develop all aspects of the trade still further. The location of the business ensures that trade comes from a wide catchment area around this affluent part of East Devon and also from further afield with visitors and tourists to the area. The business has been awarded a 5-star food hygiene rating and has its own website  which provides further background information. The Night Jar has also received numerous favourable reviews on Trip Advisor. The sale of the Night Jar represents an excellent opportunity to purchase an exceptionally well presented and well-regarded award-winning destination village inn and restaurant in a highly desirable area with impressive living accommodation and excellent levels of trade. An internal inspection is essential in order to fully appreciate all that this exceptional and superior business opportunity has to offer.

Further detailed trading information can be made available to interested parties following a formal viewing appointment.

The current opening hours are midday until 2.30pm and 5.30pm until 11.00pm Tuesday to Saturday, midday until 3.00pm on Sundays. The business is closed on Sunday evening and all day on Monday.

The Night Jar is an extremely well regarded and popular destination dining pub, which is also very much the focal point for the local community. The business still offers further potential for incoming operators and undoubtedly there are still opportunities to increase the current trading hours, and to build upon the solid levels of trade and reputation which have already been established.


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

All mains services, with the exception of mains gas, are connected to the property.

£375,000 for the valuable freehold interest. Wet and dry stocks to be additional at valuation. Vacant possession upon completion.

Strictly by appointment with the vendors Sole Selling Agents.Tel: . Email: 
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.

An early discussion about finance can often save time and disappointment. If you would like independent specialist advice on funding this property or any other purchase, we recommend you contact us for a list of our approved brokers.

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Freehold Price: £375,000
Tenure: Freehold
Sector: Pubs, Restaurants
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  • Central Position in Affluent Village
  • With Car Park
  • Prime Location
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