3/6/2020 | Restaurants

Popular Lyme Regis restaurant seeking new owner through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co is delighted to bring The Bell Cliff Restaurant, located in Lyme Regis, Dorset to the market.


The Bell Cliff Restaurant and Tea Rooms is a licensed restaurant which has been owned by Paul and David for 21 years. The restaurant is located in the heart of Lyme Regis in a prominent location next to where the community Christmas Tree is erected every year.

The Bell Cliff is popular with locals and the many visitors who come to visit the ancient town and is highly praised on social media and TripAdvisor. This opportunity offers a new owner the prospect of increasing the trade area by reopening the first floor dining area and altering the current menu to a higher end offering, away from the existing relaxed dining options. The restaurant can currently accommodate 40 diners internally, 16 externally and also includes a spacious one-bedroom apartment.

Lyme Regis is located in West Dorset and is between Dorchester and Exeter. Mentioned in the Domesday book, Lyme Regis is home to a number of historical landmarks and attractions. The town is known as the home of palaeontology due to its unparalleled role in the birth of the earth sciences. The local blue lias clay found to the east and west contains the remarkable fossil remains of sea creatures from the Jurassic seas of 180 million years ago. Our clients, Paul and David, have made the decision to sell as they are looking to retire from the business.

Lloyd Colin, Licenced Business Agent at Christie & Co is handling the sale and comments, “I expect there to be a high level of interest in the Bell Cliff restaurant, as the start of 2020 has seen increased demand for new entrants to the sector as well as known brands expanding their current portfolios.  This business is set up and ready for anyone to walk in and operate it from day one as it has a very loyal local following. However, a new concept would definitely increase the appetite of Lyme Regis as the Bell Cliff has been operated in the same way for over 20 years. The incredibly popular coastal town draws in tens of thousands of visitors every year and I have been informed that it is just getting busier. Now is the time to buy a business in Lyme Regis!”

The Bell Cliff Restaurant is on the market at a price of £1,300,000 for the freehold interest.


For further information on this press release, contact:

Fiona Fieldhouse, Head of Corporate Communications

P: 020 7227 0793 or E: fiona.fieldhouse@christie.com

Contact the agent:
Lloyd Colin, Business Agent (Licensed)
P: 01392 345 612
E: lloyd.colin@christie.com
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