New Inn Shipton Gorge – Listed on behalf of New Inn Support Group

The New Inn is an attractive and much loved country public house situated in the highly desirable village of Shipton Gorge which lies less than two miles from the A35, regarded as the main route across the south of England and just a short drive from the popular town of Bridport.

Estimated Ingoing Cost: £9,500 (including a £5,000 security deposit)
Rent: £13,000 per annum
Agreement Type: Tenancy

Property Features
The New Inn is believed to have been a public house for 200 years and stands in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is held on a lease from the New Inn Support Limited (NISL) which is a non-profit making group formed in the village in 2006 to save the New Inn from closure. NISL sub-lease the New Inn to a tenant at the rent specified above. The freehold owner of the property is J C & R H Palmer Limited (Palmers Brewery) at Bridport and there is a tie for the purchase of wet sales products from Palmers Brewery.
The main bar has oak floor and feature stone fireplace with log burning stove with seating capacity for both dining and drinking of approx. 30.
Open access into the Dining Room with seating for 24. Well equipped catering kitchen with stainless steel extractor fan, good range of stainless steel equipment and safety floor covering. Preparation room which is spacious, again with safety floor and stainless steel prep surfaces. Rear entrance hall with tiled walkway to Disabled toilet, Ladies and Gent’s toilets and refrigerated beer cellar.
Externally there is a forecourt seating area, an off-road car park for 12 vehicles, a lower level mature beer garden with table and bench seating and outbuilding storage shed.

Private Accommodation:
First floor flat comprising large sitting room, two double bedrooms and bathroom/wc.

Trading Style:
The pub is popular with locals, visitors, walkers and cyclists looking for a great location in which to enjoy top quality food and service. This pub has most recently been run by a local couple who are now leaving the business. Over that time, the pub has garnered great reviews for the quality of food and friendly service and is now perfectly positioned for those with the energy and enthusiasm to grow the trade further. The pub has growth potential on both wet and food sales and attracts most of its custom during the summer months, due to the numerous holiday lets and camping sites that are nearby. This is an excellent opportunity for either an experienced publican or those new to the business who will be willing to fully immerse themselves in all aspects of community life, know how to build relationships with the locals as well as broadening the client base to visitors as well as attracting new customers through the introduction of a varied food and drink offer and occasional entertainment and events. The ideal candidate will be able to offer great service and a warm and friendly atmosphere and have ideas to drive the potential of this lovely pub.

Key Financial Information
Energy Performance Certificates are available from the landlord.
Trading figures: The New Inn has been occupied by a tenant so there are no trading figures available – all accounting information is confidential to the tenant.