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24 August 2020 | Pubs

Historic village country inn for sale through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has brought to market the Foxham Inn, an historic pub and B&B located just a few miles from Chippenham in Wiltshire.

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Originally two cottages with period features dating back to Tudor Times, The Foxham Inn is the only pub in the village, which lies in the picturesque Wiltshire countryside.

The pub receives regular trade from surrounding towns and villages including Chippenham and Calne. It also offers an excellent meeting place for those looking to stop en route along the M4 motorway, either east towards London or west to Wales and the south west.

Some nine years ago, the current owners decided to double the size of the existing pub by adding a 50-seater restaurant, featuring exposed brick and wooden beam details which nod to the original design. The commercial sized kitchen was also expanded and is comprehensively fitted with a range of stainless steel equipment. To complete the extension, two four-star letting rooms with views overlooking fields, were built above the main bar. The building has been well looked after over the years and is easy to maintain with all facials, soffits and windows in UPVC.
 
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The current owners have owned the Foxham Inn for over 14 years and, as well as running the pub successfully, have also brought up a son. As their son is now at University, they have decided to start a new chapter in their lives and sell the Inn.

The sale of the Foxham Inn presents a great opportunity for an experienced owner/operator looking to acquire a countryside pub with a solid customer base. There is scope for expansion by installing shepherd’s huts on the small paddock to the rear, which has a pleasant outlook onto surrounding hills and farmland. The new owner could also consider growing the business by extending the opening hours in the day, opening for longer at lunch time or earlier in the evening, as well as days in the week, as the pub is currently closed on Sunday evenings and Monday. In addition, the letting rooms are not available Sunday and Monday nights, creating further scope for the new owners to increase profitability. As well as this being a good business opportunity for somebody already in the trade, this may also suit as a lifestyle business, for someone wanting to get out of town and move to the countryside.

Nicholas Calfe, Director at Christie & Co is handling the sale and comments, “The Foxham Inn will perfectly match those looking for both a career change and an escape to the country, ideally suiting a hands on partnership with some experience in hospitality.”

Foxham Inn is on the market for an asking price of £495,000.