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14 November 2018 | Restaurants

New owners take on Uckfield American style smokehouse and lodge

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has completed on the freehold sale of The Smokehouse & Lodge in the popular and vibrant East Sussex market town of Uckfield to local investors.

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The distinctive Grade II listed public house currently offers an American style menu and a range of cocktails, offering seating for up to 40 covers in the main bar area and a further 40 covers in the separate restaurant, plus trade patio seating for 24 covers, a dedicated smoking area and on site parking for 20 vehicles.

Alongside the food and beverage offering, The Smokehouse & Lodge also provides seven tastefully decorated en suite letting bedrooms, comprising four singles and three doubles. Situated on the bustling High Street, the venue is ideally located in the heart of Uckfield, catering to residents and visitors to the town.

Having owned the property for the last 21 years, previous owner, Chris Chapman decided to sell The Smokehouse & Lodge in order to focus on his other business projects.

New owners, Kevin & Jamie Ardagh comment, “We are very excited to have secured the purchase of Smokehouse & Lodge and look forward to reviving the property to realise its full potential.”

James Hughes, Business Agent at Christie & Co handled the sale and comments, “This was an easy and quick process for all parties involved. There was a great deal of interest surrounding this property and multiple offers were received within the first two weeks of marketing. The Smokehouse & Lodge represents an exciting opportunity for the new local investors and I wish them the best of luck as they embark on this fantastic new business venture.”

The freehold of The Smokehouse & Lodge was sold off a guide price of £500,000.