The new Business Partners here will ideally be experienced in the licensed trade with a knowledge of catering, however this is also a great opportunity for a couple with a good level of catering experience to embark on their first pub. Ability to interact in a close knit village community would be an advantage.
The George & Dragon commands a great position in the village of Potterne, offering two well-appointed ensuite letting rooms that can be marketed to the many visitors to the area. We are told that the site currently operates 60/40 split in favour of wet. We believe the trade could be further developed from utilising the letting rooms and extending opening hours.
- Deposit £8,000
- Fixtures & Fittings TBC
- Stock (estimated to be) £4,000
- Working capital (minimum) £5,000
- Total (circa) £17,000
The pub is accessed by steps to the front which lead into the main bar area with inglenook fireplace and the “Snug”. Fully equipped trade kitchen with prep room and storage to the rear. The main bar / dining room will sit circa 50. Access to the skittle alley which is on the ground floor. There are two letting rooms one double and one twin with ensuite facilities.
The site benefits from a small courtyard which leads to large secluded well-maintained garden. Car parking for circa. 12 vehicles.
The accommodation is set over two floors, the top floor being an attic bedroom. On the first floor there are a further two bedrooms, bathroom, separate shower room, lounge with fitted kitchen and a large landing area.
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