Blue Bell Inn seeking new owner for first time in seventeen years
Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has been instructed to sell the Blue Bell Inn, ideally located overlooking the village green in Weaverthorpe near the North York Moors.
The four star country inn is situated between nearby coastal resorts, Filey and Scarborough and the town of Malton, known for its connections to Charles Dickens and more recently built a reputation as Yorkshire’s ‘Food Capital’ with its fine dining restaurants and markets.
The Blue Bell is a successful destination country pub offering seven en suite guest rooms within the main building and a further six ‘Champagne Rooms’ in two adjacent semi-detached cottages. The design of the rooms has been uniquely influenced by a number of champagne houses including Verve Clicquot, Bollinger and Laurent Perrier, with the Krug and Dom Perignon rooms making up the two luxury suites with high beamed ceilings, log burning fires and exposed beams.
The business provides multiple income streams from a strong food trade, multiple drinking areas and the extensive accommodation. The Blue Bell Inn boasts an oak themed bar and cosy restaurant adorned with country style furnishings and two further private dining rooms utilised for special occasions. The property also includes a three bedroom owner’s accommodation.
David Cash, Business Agent at Christie & Co who is handling the sale comments, “The current owners, Jarrod and Leanne Fisher have owned the property since 2000 and have heavily invested in the property during their time here, including the addition of six luxury rooms in 2006. Albeit the business is very well established and continually profitable, there is certainly opportunity for improvement for the new owner, for example by reinstating the seventh bedroom in the main pub which is currently under-utilised. We expect to see high demand for the business from a variety of potential purchasers.”
Christie & Co is seeking an asking price of £985,000 for the freehold, with the added option of purchasing the pub separately for £595,000.