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05 March 2018 | Pubs

Hampshire destination inn looking for a new owner

The White Horse, an attractive 14th century inn with restaurant and guestrooms, situated between the picturesque Hampshire villages of Thruxton and East Cholderton, has been brought to the market by specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.

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Lying approximately four miles from Andover, the thatched two-storey property benefits from a lounge bar with capacity for 40 covers, a 36-cover restaurant, cellar, large commercial kitchen and four en suite letting rooms on the first floor, which can be accessed separately from the rest of the inn.  



The traditional building retains many original features including Inglenook fireplaces, oak beams and low ceilings, and also provides the benefit of owners’ accommodation with one-bedroom and a living room on the first floor, currently utilised as a staff office.

The plot features considerable outside space, which currently consists of a tarmac car park which can accommodate up to 45 vehicles and an attractive walled trade garden with patio area. The site also has a private yard with an outbuilding housing a walk-in chiller.

The business is run as a destination inn and restaurant, attracting custom from as far as Winchester and Salisbury due to its strong reputation for high quality, locally sourced dishes.  Accessible via the A303 dual carriageway, the location of the pub presents further opportunities for passing trade.

Richard Wood, Business Agent at Christie & Co’s Winchester office is handling the sale and comments, “The White Horse represents a great opportunity for those looking for a lifestyle change as well as existing operators.  The business offers three strong income streams and with high demand for letting rooms in the area, there is huge potential to grow the business.” 

An asking price of £650,000 is being sought for the freehold interest.