The Shave Cross Inn is a quintessential Grade II Listed two storey thatched public house with origins dating back to 1300s. The Shave Cross Inn is an impressive and stunning character detached freehouse, presented to a high standard throughout. This attractive country pub is renowned for its ambience, retaining much of the original charm and character, and reputedly has the oldest thatched skittle alley in Britain. With open fireplaces, flagstone flooring, and beamed ceilings, this quality destination dining pub represents an ideal opportunity for new owners to develop all aspects of the trade still further and briefly comprises:- character Main Bar (14 plus), Snug Bar (14 plus), Restaurant (40), Skittle Alley/Function Room with its own bar servery and Customer WCs (100), Commercial Catering Kitchen with ancillary backup facilities, impressive and recently refurbished family sized 4 Bedroom Owners Accommodation with Sitting Room, Bathroom. Separate building housing 4 high quality En-Suite Letting Bedrooms. Externally, and a real feature of this property, are the stunning mature Lawned Gardens offering al fresco seating for 80 customers with raised flowerbed borders, feature raised fishpond and Barbecue Area. There is also a Customer Car Park with spaces for around 30 vehicles. The property has been refurbished in the last two years and an internal inspection and viewing is strongly advised in order to fully appreciate all that this lovely thatched character inn offers and the undoubted potential which exists throughout.
The Shave Cross Inn is situated in the hamlet of Shave Cross in the centre of the beautiful Marshwood Vale in an unspoilt rural part of West Dorset. The inn is surrounded by picturesque countryside and is around 4 miles, as the crow flies, from the Devon and Dorset Jurassic Coast which has been awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO for its beautiful and unspoilt surroundings. The lively market town of Bridport is just 4 miles south east, Charmouth beach is around 4 miles south west and the picturesque coastal town of Lyme Regis is just 6 miles away.
INTERNAL DETAILS GROUND FLOOR - Customer entrance door from the car park into Snug Bar an attractive and traditional character bar area with flagstone flooring, feature fireplace with open fire, feature lighting, range of free standing wooden tables, chairs and window seats comfortably for 14 customers plus adequate standing room. Main Bar again an attractive character room with original flagstone flooring, feature inglenook fireplace with open fire, feature lighting, beamed ceilings and exposed wall timbers, range of free standing wooden tables, chairs, settles, bar stools and window seats comfortably seating 14 customers plus adequate standing room. Door to Beer Garden. Timber fronted and topped return Bar Servery with range of associated back bar fittings, display shelving and optics, Altro flooring, electronic cash register and glass fronted bottle fridge. Restaurant a particularly attractive character dining room with Karndean flooring, exposed ceiling and wall timbers, door leading to garden, range of free standing wooden tables and chairs comfortably seating 40 customers. Ladies & Gents WCs. Skittle Alley/Function Room a recently refurbished versatile multi-purpose room with new sunken skittle alley, table tennis table, range of free standing tables and chairs and licensed for up to 100 customers. Timber fronted and polished timber top Bar Servery with thatched overcanopy and associated back bar fittings. Ladies & Gents WCs. Door to garden. Commercial Kitchen with part Altro and part tiled flooring, and fully tiled walls, fitted with a comprehensive range of commercial catering equipment to include:- 6-burner gas range, hotplate, floor standing twin deep fat fryer, extractor system with stainless steel canopy over, range of stainless steel workbenches with shelving below, microwave oven, turbo fan oven, warming cabinet, wall shelving, stainless steel hand basin, fridge freezer, freezer, twin deep bowl stainless steel washup sink unit, lit serving gantry. Prep Room/Wash Up with part Altro and part tiled flooring, stainless steel sink unit, dishwasher, glasswasher, ice machine, range of stainless steel workbenches with shelving below, commercial fridge, commercial coffee machine, coffee grinder, glass fronted bottle fridge, range of wall shelving, Walk-in Fridge. Utility Room with washing machine and tumble dryer and chest freezer. Beer Cellar temperature controlled on the ground floor with a 6-barrel tilt and access from car park.
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.
4 high quality en-suite letting bedrooms, with good levels of year round trade and forward bookings are situated in a separate purpose built stone building adjoining the car park and the inn and briefly comprising :- Bedroom 2 a ground floor 4-poster double bedroom with French doors to rear courtyard and an En-Suite Shower Room. Bedroom 3 a ground floor kingsize double bedroom with French doors to courtyard and an En-Suite Bathroom with shower over bath. Bedroom 4 a ground floor 4-poster double bedroom with an EnSuite Bathroom. Bedroom 5 a first floor family room to sleep 4 with kingsize double bed and 2 occasional beds and an En-Suite Bathroom with shower over bath. All of the letting bedrooms are furnished and equipped to an exceptionally high standard and include remote control colour televisions, hospitality trays, and hairdryers. Store Room with potential to create an additional en-suite letting bedroom on the ground floor. Laundry Store and Boiler Room. Please Note, the letting rooms are held on a 10 year lease (8 years remaining) at a rent of £20,000 per annum. Full details available upon request.
To the front of the pub and a real feature is a stunning enclosed mature lawned Beer Garden with cobbled patio terrace, feature raised flowerbeds, raised fishpond, Barbecue Area, brick built Store, feature well. Interspersed throughout the garden are a number of picnic benches and tables providing al fresco seating for around 80 customers. To the rear of the pub is a Customer Car Park with marked spaces for around 30 vehicles.
Arranged on the first floor is the recently refurbished family sized 4 bedroom owners accommodation which is extremely well presented and briefly comprising:Sitting Room with dual aspect to side. Bedroom 1 a double room with built in wardrobes and aspect to the front. Bedroom 2 a double room with aspect to front. Bedroom 3 a small double room with aspect to front. Bedroom 4 a single room with aspect to side. Family Bathroom recently refurbished with shower over bath.
The Shave Cross Inn is a well established, well regarded and well known business and a quintessential thatched Dorset country freehouse. The business has been recently refurbished by our clients and is consequently well presented throughout. The business enjoys a good local trade and word of mouth recommendations and there is also a significant seasonal boost from tourists visiting the area and staying in nearby self-catering accommodation, guest houses and campsites during the holiday months. The Shave Cross Inn has been awarded a 5 Star Food Hygiene Rating. The pub is extremely well regarded for its well kept real ales and high quality freshly prepared food using the finest local produce available. The Shave Cross Inn is home to 3 skittle teams during the winter months. The business benefits from a comprehensive website, www.shavecrossinn.co.uk which provides further background information and the inn has a rating of 8.7 (out of 10) from Booking.com and benefits from numerous excellent reviews on Tripadvisor.
We are advised by our client that sales for the last trading year are in the order of £210,000 excluding VAT, with all aspects of the trade growing. Further trading information can be made available to interested parties following a formal viewing appointment.
The Shave Cross Inn holds a Premises Licence No PL0339 which allows the sale of alcohol from 10:00am until 1:00am seven days a week. Our clients do not currently fully exploit, or open all of these hours choosing to open from 5.30pm until close on Wednesdays, 11.00am until 3.00pm and 5.30pm until close on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and from midday until 4pm on Sundays. The pub is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday lunch times and Sunday evenings.
The business is run by our clients with the assistance of 1 full-time and 3 part-time/casual members of staff.
Our clients advise that there is genuine potential to develop all aspects of the trade still further, particularly by extending the opening hours and also offering food all day, especially during the peak holiday months and at weekends, for which demand exists. There are also opportunities for incoming operators to develop their
own style of cuisine and develop the trade in a manner to suit their own personal requirements. The sale of The Shave Cross Inn represents an excellent opportunity to purchase a stunning destination character country inn in an extremely desirable part of Dorset and a viewing is essential in order to fully appreciate this very special business.
EPC Grade II Listed - therefore exempt.
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PRICE & TENURE
£565,000 for the freehold interest as a going concern business and full trade inventory of the inn. Wet and dry stocks to be additional at valuation. Vacant possession upon completion. The letting rooms are held on a separate ten-year leasehold agreement which commenced in October 2017. The current rent is £20,000 per annum. Full details available upon request.
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- With Accommodation
- Accounts Available
- Trade Gardens Available
- With Car Park
- Close to Local Amenities
- Prime Location