Charming country inn in Stowting seeks new owner
Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has brought to the market The Tiger Inn, situated in the heart of the picturesque Kent village of Stowting, nestled in the North Downs between Ashford and Canterbury.
The pub has a rustic feel with log fires, wooden floors and furniture, as well as the decorative dried hops. The bar and restaurant areas are well presented and can collectively cater for up to 85 covers, plus there is also a large commercial kitchen with separate prep and wash up areas.
Outside, the site also provides substantial al fresco dining space for up to 60 covers, with a dedicated smoking shelter and over 40 parking spaces available. There is also the possibility to use an extra parcel of land lying to the left of the property as an overflow parking area.
A modern, well decorated owner’s flat is situated above the pub, which comprises two double bedrooms, lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom and balcony, offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
The charming country pub has built up an enviable reputation for its delicious, locally sourced menus and excellent range of quality beers, wines and spirits on offer. It also benefits from a strong local following, as well as support from customers further afield.
Current owners, Robin & Julie Nixon have owned and operated the pub for the last four years and are now looking to retire from the sector. They comment, “We have absolutely enjoyed owning this beautiful pub and serving its fantastic customers, and we will massively miss it. However, we now need to concentrate on looking after our three disabled foster children as they grow and need more care, attention and space. Letting the pub go will enable our whole family to move into a larger, more suitable, specially adapted house. We are sure the incoming owner will love The Tiger Inn just as much as we do.”
James Hughes, Business Agent at Christie & Co is handling the sale and comments, “The Tiger Inn is the very picture of a quintessential English pub with plenty of character and would be the perfect acquisition for either a hands-on owner operator or a potential investor. The pub provides an ideal opportunity to begin operating immediately as it is performing incredibly well and has very good repeat trade. There is still huge potential to increase sales further by extending opening hours.”
Christie & Co is seeking an asking price £895,000 for the freehold interest of The Tiger Inn.