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16th century inn in Auchtermuchty brought to the market

Forest Inn, a 16th century inn situated in the town of Auchtermuchty in Fife, has been brought to the market through specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.

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Occupying a three storey stone built property, Forest Inn comprises a public bar and lounge, which can accommodate 25 to 40 people, and a small function room with seating for 30 covers. A large extension to the rear of the property features the principal function room and restaurant, which can comfortably seat 60 covers or up to 100 standing for larger functions. Additionally, seven en suite letting bedrooms are situated across the lower ground, ground and first floors.

An owner’s flat is located on third floor and includes two bedrooms, one of which benefits from en suite facilities, an open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen.  

Currently operated by the owners with minimal staff and primarily wet led, the inn presents tremendous opportunity for a hands-on owner operator to re-establish the business by further developing the business’ food and accommodation offering.

Stuart Drysdale, Director at Christie & Co’s Edinburgh office is handling the sale and comments, “Forest Inn has operated as a friendly village pub with letting rooms for a number of years. The owners are looking towards retirement and Forest Inn represents excellent potential for a new owner to drive the business forward by taking advantage of the inn’s proximity to many of the top golf courses in Scotland. Alternatively, there is scope for a developer to create residential apartments, subject to suitable planning consent being granted.”

Christie & Co is inviting offers for the freehold interest for the Forest Inn.

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