Free of Tie Private Lease Dorset/Wiltshire Border

£ 175,000
Rent (per annum)
£ 32,000
Free of Tie Private Lease
Dorset/Wiltshire Border
Bar and Dining Areas (50) Marquee (40) Beer Garden (60);
3 Ground Floor En Suite Letting Bedrooms;
Well Fitted Catering Kitchen;
3 Double Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom Owners Accommodation;
Car Parks; Small Paddock; Private Garden; Storage Buildings;
Long, Free of Tie Private Lease;
Informed Takings approx. £10,000 p.w.
A Grade II Listed 17th Century Detached Property with later additions. The inn is believed to have been established in the 18th Century. There is oil fired central heating. 

Semley is located about three miles from Shaftesbury and one mile from the busy A350 North/South route from the M4 and A303 to the South Coast towns of Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth. This affluent village boasts a beautiful church, a village stores, two auction houses and an antiques centre. The average price of a house sold in the village last year were £672,500. Trade is drawn from Shaftesbury, the Donhead villages, East and West Knoyle and Tisbury as well as B&B trade from the A350 where a large sign advertises the pub.

The property has an eclectic mix of bar/dining areas from the cosy snug where conversation is a must to the traditional drinking/dining area to the dining room with its own bar ideal for small parties. Born out of Covid restrictions the Marquee was built and has proved a hit with the younger generation, but has hosted weddings, quizzes etc and is fitted with a wood burner and a pizza oven.

A traditional country village pub which is a rare free house allowing the owner to buy beers and liquor from any source. The Benett Arms is renowned for its real ales and is member of CAMRA. There is a regular ale ( Exmoor Ale) plus three others including an ale brewed locally for The Benett Arms (Hoppy Hettie). 

The business opens over traditional hours but by 5.30 pm in the summer months the pub can be very busy with the first tranch of customers on their way home from work. A full menu is served for lunch and evenings for 6 days a week with roasts at Sunday lunch time and pizzas only in the evening.

The business is run by one proprietor and one full time and around 6 part time staff.
The business was taken over in April 2020, during lockdown – a brave move! But the time was well spent in a deep clean and refurbishment, redecoration etc. Whilst the proprietor is proud of the achievements with good trade levels, loyal staff and customers, a sale is necessary due to pressing commitments to an older family member.

The agents are informed that takings are approximately £10,000 p.w.

Price: £175,000 SAV

EPC: Exempt
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