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29 September 2016 | Pubs

East Sussex pub, formerly owned by Marco Pierre White, is up for sale

The Rainbow Inn, a historic country pub in East Sussex, is searching for new owners through specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.

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Located in the village of Cooksbridge, north of Lewes on the A275, it was sold by celebrity chef Marco Pierre White to the current owners in 2014.

The restaurant is split into two large sections, catering for 70 covers, in a room with an open fire.  One part of the restaurant opens via patio doors to a large walled garden with seating for 150 covers.

James Hughes, Business Agent at Christie & Co’s Maidstone office who is handling the sale, comments, “The Rainbow Inn possesses a lot of character and is ideally located for both passing trade as well as local custom – it is only a 20 minute drive from Brighton and Hove.

“East Sussex is increasingly becoming a favourable destination amongst potential suitors to run a pub so we expect a lot of interest in the business.

“The Rainbow Inn would be ideal for someone wishing to take over a successful operation, whether they are experienced or a first-time buyer, with room to develop it further and for them to make it their own.”

Christie & Co is seeking offers of £99,950 for the leasehold interest with an annual rent of £50,000.