29 December 2015 | Pubs

Attractive Grade II listed free house for sale in North Dorset

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The Ship Inn, located in the North Dorset village of West Stour, has been brought to the market by specialist property adviser, Christie + Co.

The attractive two storey Inn, which dates back to the 1720s, offers traditional features combined with modern touches and comprises a restaurant/bar, six comfortable en-suite letting rooms and three bedroom owners’ accommodation.  Externally, there is a large enclosed beer garden and extensive parking to the rear.

Owned and operated for the past 11 years by our clients, the business has been consistent and the property very well maintained.  With a reputation locally for good food and an interesting selection of ales, they have been awarded with features in the Good Pub Guide and Good Beer Guide.  The business is currently split; 50% food, 40% wet and 10% accommodation.

Richard Wood, Licensed Specialist at Christie + Co's Winchester office, who is handling the sale, says: “The business offers tremendous potential to expand, especially with the letting accommodation, which could be reconfigured to include the owners’ accommodation.  Furthermore, there is potential to expand the food offering by using the extensive rear gardens for such events as weddings.”

Richard continues “It is ideally suited to an owner/operator looking to capitalise on the potential to grow the business and/or an investor to run the pub under management.”

An asking price of £725,000 is being sought for the freehold.