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27 February 2019 | Pubs

Hertfordshire village pub comes to the market through Christie & Co

The Station, a closed pub in the village of Knebworth in Hertfordshire, has been brought to the market through specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.

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The substantial two storey property comprises a 100 cover open plan bar and restaurant, commercial kitchen and five bedroom owner’s accommodation on the first floor. The Station gained its name from its location directly opposite the mainline Knebworth railway station, which sees half a million travelers passing through every year. Due to its highly accessible location, the pub is well placed to capitalize on the high levels of passing trade and footfall, with strong demand from the local community to reopen.

Externally, the pub features a rear trade garden with seating for up to 50 covers and six parking spaces to the front of the property, with the nearby railway station car park available for overflow parking during busy periods. 

Tim Widdows, Business Agent at Christie & Co’s Reading office is handling the sale and comments, “The Station presents a fantastic opportunity to acquire a village pub with limited local competition. The renovation work required will allow a new owner to put their own stamp on the premises and the substantial owner’s accommodation offers the opportunity to convert into letting rooms, subject to planning consent. 

“The Station is ideally suited to a hands-on owner operator who can see the business’ potential and has the passion and drive to make it a successful renewed business.”

Christie & Co is seeking an asking price of £595,000 plus VAT for the freehold interest of The Station.