This business opportunity would ideally suit an owner-operator partnership with a good level of catering experience and a passion for serving our casks ales to the highest standard. A good knowledge of using social media platforms for promoting and generating business from the local villages and holidaymakers who visit the area, would be advantageous.
The Bridge Inn is located on the Horton Road, a short distance from the busy Market town of Devizes. It is popular with walkers, cyclists and holidaymakers due to its prominent position on the Kennet and Avon canal. The pub provides a picturesque setting for diners and drinkers, enticing customers from the tow path and local area since it is on the very edge of the canal. This is an opportunity for a new Business Partner to continue to develop a quality food and drink offer, drawing custom through social media channels to aid the future success of this site.
- Deposit £8,000
- Fixtures & Fittings TBC
- Stock (estimated to be) £4,000
- Working capital (minimum) £8,000
- Total (circa) £20,000
There are three separate trade areas, all served from a single bar servery, situated centrally in the main bar area, which also seats 15. To the left of the bar is ‘The Cratch’, aptly named by the existing Business Partners, which benefits from a Firebox stove and seats 20. There are a further 14 covers in the separate dining area, which has a fully functional log burner and fitted bench seating with ambient lighting. There is a fully equipped trade kitchen with pizza oven, wash up and storage.
The large Canalside lawned garden can easily seat 80 and benefits from a decked area with bench seating, a large pergola overlooking the Kennet & Avon Canal and a secure children’s play area. There is also separate gated access to the 140m long mooring, which provides space for up to 7 vessels. There is bench seating to the side of the pub for a further 8 covers and a private car park for 25 cars.
The accommodation comprises of a living room and kitchen, 1 double bedroom with ensuite, 1 large double, 1 small double and 1 single bedroom/office. There is a small private courtyard overlooking the canal and a separate outbuilding for storage.
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