Spacious 3 bedroom owner’s accommodation Good sized private rear garden Well maintained throughout Excellent turnover and profits Falcon Commercial is delighted to offer for sale this popular well-presented Fully Licensed Carvery Restaurant which benefits from spacious 3 bedroom owners accommodation as well as good sized rear garden and raised patio. It has been under the proud ownership of our clients since 1984 during which time the business has seen considerable growth. It is now reluctantly being placed on the market to allow our clients to retire. During their stewardship the business has built up an excellent reputation for its welcoming atmosphere, friendly service and good food. Operating from substantial landmark premises of real charm and character, the business currently offers a Carvery as well as large selection of starters, side orders, desserts and beverages, all prepared freshly to order in its extensively equipped catering kitchen and served in the very pleasant surroundings of a tastefully furnished and appointed dedicated dining areas, which can accommodate up to 50 covers in style and comfort with numerous additional general bar covers also available. The premises would lend itself to many forms of cuisine. The White Lion Carvery is run by our clients with help from a dedicated team of staff. The business generates an excellent turnover and enjoys consistently high gross profit margins. This rarely available opportunity is not to be missed and early negotiations with Falcon Commercial come highly recommended. The Premises This substantial character landmark premises occupies an outstanding highly visible trading position in the centre of this popular Somerset town and provides excellent internal and external business accommodation. The extensive first floor accommodation has 3 bedrooms (one used as an office) and the benefit of its own private garden.
There are excellent customer car parking facilities in the nearby public car parks.
The well-presented and equipped accommodation briefly comprises:
Ground Floor • Entrance Hall • Bar which can easily accommodate 18 and has a stone faced bar servery and attractive beam to the ceiling. • Restaurant which is set for approximately 50 covers in two distinct areas. One has an attractive stone fireplace. • Carvery area with carvery unit and heated servery • Waiter Station • Well fitted commercial catering kitchen with extraction and walk in refrigerator. Door that leads to rear entrance. • Wine Store • Ladies Toilets • Gents Toilets
First floor Owners accommodation • Lounge with feature fireplace and door which opens out on to the private patio area • Double Bedroom/Office • Double Bedroom • Double Bedroom • Bathroom • Shower Room
External • Well maintained and furnished rear garden • Store room • Car Port • Patio
Stock - The business stock value is approximately £2,000.
Staff – The business is run by the proprietors with help from a full time chef and a team of dedicated part time staff
Tenure - Freehold Turnover £117,000 Per year
Accounts Accounts will be provided to genuine purchasers after a formal viewing
Business Rates Current Business Rates payable: nil Interested parties should make their own enquiries of the local billing authority to ascertain the exact rates payable or enquiries can be made online at the VOA website www.voa.gov.uk
Legal Costs Each party to bear their own legal costs incurred in the transaction
Planning For further information, you should make your own enquiries to South Somerset District Council, Brympton Way, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2HT
EPC Rating - EPC Rating: E
Viewing Strictly by appointment with the vendor's agents, Falcon Commercial, 1 Miltons Yard Axminster EX13 5FE on 01297 598080
Location Crewkerne is adorned with historical buildings and private houses, along with further developments over the past 40 years, and is well known for its art, antiques, book shops and tea rooms. Combined with traditional public houses, a range of shopping facilities, beautiful churches, a library, numerous schools, health centre, hospital, gym, aqua centre, supermarkets including Waitrose and various attractions, this makes it a very popular town to live. There is a good bus service to neighbouring towns and a main line rail station on the Exeter to London (Waterloo). Much of the surrounding countryside on the Somerset/ Dorset border is designated as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Market town of Bridport and the beautiful World Heritage coast are also under half an hour's driving distance, along with Yeovil being a similar drive also with mainline railway connections.
Popular Somerset Licensed Carvery Restaurant
5 Hermitage Street, TA18 8ESGBCrewkerneSomersetTA18 8ES5, Hermitage Street