Tenancy - Bell
Tenancy - Bell
This is a very rare opportunity to run a beautiful and traditional thatched roofed village pub in the heart of the Cotswolds. The pub has a separate dining area, 6 en-suite letting bedrooms and a cosy traditional bar area with an open log fire. Parts of the pub date back as far as the 12th century and there is an original spring water well underneath the pub that forms part of a glass floor feature in the bar area.
We are seeking entrepreneurial operators who will build on the local relationships within the village community, transform the food offer to make the pub a 'dining destination', and improve the performance of the pub's bedroom accommodation to allow the pub to reach its true potential. We are willing to invest in the pub with the right experienced operators who share our vision to maximise the Bell to its full potential.
Entry cost from: £25,800.00
Annual rent: £28,000.00 per annum
Agreement Tenancy – Standard Tenancy
Type of Tie: Full tie: Access to Discounted Wines, Spirits & Minerals Price List
The pub is located in the Cotswold Village of Ducklington and next to the church in the village which is approximately 10 minutes from Witney off the A415 and inbetween Witney and Standlake. Ducklington is famous for its large village duck pond and a great community spirit where the local ducks are given right of way through the village. There are many locally used walking routes, excellent fishing in the lakes at nearby Standlake and many other Cotswold attractions within 20 minutes drive for the people who stay in the pub accommodation.
CURRENT PREMISES LICENCE OPENING HOURS
Mon - Sunday - 10:00 to 02:00
About the business
The pub is split into several separate trading areas within the main building and grounds comprising of; a lovely bar area with traditional Cotswold stone floors, a feature well running through the pub, open fires in the main bar areas and dining area, a separate sports area adjacent to the main bar where the local darts, pool and traditional pub sports teams convene for their weekly challenges, extensive outside areas where there is seating that could be used for up to 60 people, a children's outdoor play area, an Aunt Sally area where the traditional Oxfordshire leagues play their weekly fixtures and a back of pub area where there are 24 outside covers for those who want a quieter area to enjoy their refreshments.
- Bars 1
- Car park spaces 4
- Child play areas 1
- Dining rooms 1
- Food covers 40
- Function rooms 1
- Gardens 2
- Trade kitchens 1
- Rooms to let 6
- Patio areas 1
The private accommodation sits above the dining/function room and underneath the thatched roof of the pub. There is limited accommodation which would be suitable for a small family but is in good condition with good central heating installed. There is an open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, two bedrooms and a family bathroom in the private accommodation area.
- Private Rooms 6
- Lounge 1
- Double bedrooms 2
- Private Kitchen 1
- Bathrooms 1
- Toilets 1
You will need to estimate the turnover you expect to achieve from the pub, with regard to food and accommodation (if applicable). Barrelage figures are given to assist you with calculations. Calculators to help you are available on the business planning section of our website.
“This is a very rare opportunity to run a beautiful and traditional thatched roofed village pub in the heart of the Cotswolds. The pub has a separate dining area, 6 en-suite letting bedrooms and a cosy traditional bar area with an open log fire. Parts of the pub date back as far as the 12th century and there is an original spring water well underneath the pub that forms a glass floor feature in the bar area. We are seeking entrepreneurial operators who will build on the local relationships within the village community, transform the food offer to make the pub more of a destination offer and improve the performance of the pubs bedroom accommodation allowing the pub to reach its true potential.”
WHY CHOOSE US?
By choosing Greene King, you’ll be joining one of the Uk’s most successful and respected leased and tenanted pub companies. With a heritage of running pubs and brewing beer that can be traced back over 200 years, at Greene King we’re proud of our history and confident that, as the country’s leading pub retailer and brewer, we can help make your pub the success it deserves to be.