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02 July 2019 | Pubs

East Sussex pub & restaurant comes to the market through Christie & Co

The Jolly Sportsman, a well established country pub and restaurant in East Chiltington, East Sussex, has been brought to the market through specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.

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The Jolly Sportsman can cater for up to 80 covers and features a main bar area and a glass walled seating area at the rear of the property, which also features a large overhead skylight, helping to bring the outdoors inside. The pub presents smart décor whilst maintaining a cosy and relaxed atmosphere which makes it popular with locals and guests, along with its proximity to the South Downs National Park and seasonal, locally sourced menu. 

Additionally, the pub features a three bedroom owner’s flat on the first floor, with two large double bedrooms, one single bedroom, lounge, large kitchen, bathroom, private terrace and private parking for two vehicles, providing ideal owner’s accommodation for lifestyle buyers.

Externally, there is an extensive rear trade garden which can cater for over 100 guests, as well as an additional seating area to the front for 20 cover, offering the ideal spot for al fresco drinking and dining in the summer months. 

Following almost 21 years of ownership, current owners, Bruce and Gwyneth Wass, are now looking to retire and comment, “It has been a great lifestyle operation to run in an idyllic setting.”

James Hughes, Senior Business Agent at Christie & Co’s Maidstone office is handling the sale and comments, “The Jolly Sportsman is set in scenic surroundings and is a great opportunity for a number of different types of buyers. The location and the surrounding areas tend to garner a lot of interest, so I do not see anything different here. The new owner can look to build upon the business current success as well as develop the wet trade.”

Christie & Co is seeking an asking price of £720,000 for the freehold interest of The Jolly Sportsman.