Freehold public house investment for sale, currently let on a lease expiring in 2028
The property was built in 1753 and comprises a Grade II Listed, two storey semi-detached building, with single storey extension to the left elevation. The Crown Inn has painted and rendered mock Tudor elevations beneath a thatched roof.
Externally there is a beer garden to the side with seating for approximately 30 customers. There are some additional picnic benches provided to the front of the property also. The car park to the left of the pub, provides parking for approximately 13 vehicles.
The property is located in the village of King Somborne, Hampshire, 12.2 kilometres (7.6 miles) west of Winchester, 21.5 kilometres (13.4 miles) east of Salisbury, and 14.7 kilometres (9.1 miles) south of Andover.
The Crown Inn is situated in the village of Kings Somborne fronting Romsey Road which provides access to neighbouring villages. The property is located in a semi-rural residential area with local facilities including Kings Somborne Parish Church, Kings Somborne Village Hall and Kings Somborne CofE Primary School.
Internally the public house is cosy in its layout with a number of interconnecting trade rooms. The right hand side of the pub features the bar servery and public bar area. To more formal dining areas are located to the left. WC’s are also provided adjacent to this area. The kitchen and cellar are positioned at the rear of the ground floor. The first floor comprises of an office/lounge, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom.
Internally the public house is cosy in its layout with a number of interconnecting trade rooms. The right hand side of the pub features the bar servery and public bar area. Two more formal dining areas are located to the left. WC’s are also provided adjacent to this area. The kitchen and cellar are positioned at the rear of the ground floor. The first floor comprises of an office/lounge, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom.
An EPC is in the course of preparation.
Our initial enquiries of the local authority have revealed that the property is Grade II listed and located within the Kings Somborne Conservation Area.
Tenure & Tenancy
The entire property is let on a 10 year full repairing and insuring lease to T Minter & J Evans LLP (Company Number OC320959) expiring 18th October 2028 at a current rent of £36,000 per annum, subject annual RPI indexation and upwards only 5 yearly open market reviews. The lease is free of trading ties.
The tenant has been in occupation for in excess of 11 years and can therefore be considered a well-established independent operator with a successful and sustainable business.
Investor appetite for public house investments throughout the United Kingdom has increased in recent years particularly where opportunities are let to strong covenants in affluent towns and cities with guaranteed rental growth. The continued strong operational performance across the public house sector, which has outperformed the more traditional asset classes in recent times, has provided further certainty to investors as to the security of their income.
It is envisaged that the property will be sold as a TOGC so the transaction should therefore be exempt from VAT.
We are instructed to invite offers in excess of £475,000 (7.25% NIY) assuming purchaser's costs of 5.05%. The business will continue to trade unaffected from the premises during the marketing of the property and post completion of the sale.
Mottisfont & Dunbridge (3.7 miles)
Romsey (5.8 miles)
Dean (6.8 miles)