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Traditional English restaurant in West Sussex sold to day nursery group

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co is pleased to announce The Orchard Restaurant in West Sussex has been sold to expanding nursery group, Little Barn Owls.

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Set on Cowfold Road in West Sussex, The Orchard benefits from a high volume of passing traffic and residents from the surrounding areas. It’s prominent location has made it a popular meeting place for locals and visitors throughout West Sussex.

Since 2008 the business has been run by couple, David and Sarah Chadburn, who have now retired. The family friendly restaurant serves a traditional English menu and caters for up to 80 customers. The venue also features a large trade garden which can seat up to 100 customers and four bedroom owners accommodation on the first floor.

The ample space surrounding the property provides an opportunity for the new owners, Little Barn Owls to extend, or to utilise the garden space within their new business. The nursery group own several day nurseries and a school in the area, with plans to convert The Orchard into another nursery setting.

Director, Hayley Peacock, comments, “We are really excited about this next nursery which will have wonderful outdoor space, animals and forest school provision. Richard at Christie & Co has been very helpful in the process, and we hope to work with them again soon.”

Richard Wood, Regional Director – Pubs and Restaurants, handled the sale and comments, “I am delighted to have acted on the sale of The Orchard, working closely with the tenants and landlord to secure an alternative use for the property. This demonstrates the continued demand we are seeing across the south from buyers, with a range of uses.”

For further information on this press release, contact:      

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Executive

P: 020 7227 0794 or E:

Contact the agent:

Richard Wood, Regional Director – Pubs and Restaurants

M: +44 7778 880 583 or E:

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