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16 October 2017 | Pubs

Award winning Wiltshire pub for sale through Christie & Co

​Michelin Bib Gourmand 2018 pub, The Forester, situated in the heart of the affluent village of Donhead St Andrew has been brought to the market by specialist property adviser, Christie & Co.

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Approximately four miles from the beautiful market town of Shaftesbury, Donhead St Andrew is surrounded by some of the most picturesque countryside in Wiltshire, and local attractions include Salisbury, Stonehenge and Old Sarum, which are all within a c.20 mile radius.

Formally known as The New Inn, this stunning thatched property, which dates back to the 15th century, is built of green sandstone and retains many of its original period features.  Entering via the main door, guests are welcomed into a 40 cover bar area with the remaining area comprising of a 50 cover restaurant/function room, a snug, ladies and gentlemen’s toilets and a fully equipped commercial kitchen.

Above the business on the first floor there is a two bedroom owners’ accommodation and a one bedroom management flat with separate external access, both of which could provide a supplementary income if converted into letting rooms, as there is huge demand in the area. 

There is a delightful side trade garden with bench seating for 35 covers and additional patio seating to the front, which can accommodate a further 20 covers.

Richard Wood of Christie & Co’s Winchester office is handling the sale and comments, “The Forester represents a fantastic opportunity to acquire a well established food led pub. Having benefitted from strong and experienced ownership over the past 10 years, it has built up a tremendous reputation both locally and nationally, and there remains further scope for a new owner to expand the business by opening Sunday evenings and Mondays.”

Christie & Co is seeking £750,000 for the freehold interest.