Run a Stonegate Pub - Thirsty Farmer Exeter, Devon

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About the Pub

The Thirsty Farmer is a well presented two storey detached Victorian pub with rendered elevations under a pitched slate roof. Internally the pub is arranged as a large open plan trading area, full of character with low beams, panelled ceilings and focal central timber topped and panel fronted bar servery. The trading floor is split into three areas that are all interconnecting. The top restaurant has 34 covers with seating at a selection of timber tables with upholstered trestle and spindle back chairs. The second is a light and airy room on a slightly raised level with double doors to the garden. This room can be divided with removable sliding doors for private functions. The bottom restaurant continues in the same style with seating for 18 covers at oblong and circular timber tables and there is a centrally positioned exposed brick fireplace. The main bar, occupying the corner and rear section of the trading floor is continued in the same style as the restaurants and comes with separate fireplace and painted timber panelling to the walls. There is a separate bar servery which interconnects with the main bar servery which has seating for 24 covers near the sports area and features two wall mounted dart boards, a pool table, table football and a flat screen TV over a large open real fire. A fully equipped commercial kitchen is also located at the pub with part tiled walls, non-slip flooring, a six-ring gas range and oven. To the rear is a beer garden, which is part patio and part grass with access. To the front of the pub there is a pretty beer garden with pub bench seating for 80 plus covers. The private accommodation comprises of three double bedrooms, a lounge, kitchen and shared bathroom.

Business Information

Agreement: Fixed Term Tenancy
Capital Startup: Est. £18500
Fixtures / Fittings: Est. £14000
Guide Rent: £40000 pa
Potential Turnover: £581000 pa

Regional Manager's Thoughts

The Thirsty Farmer has an enviable, well-established level of wet and dry trade and is ideal for an experienced food operator. The recent development of Cranbrook new town, the Sky Business Park and other local projects along with the further planned growth of Exeter can only help but take the Thirsty Farmer to another level.

Surrounding Area

The property is situated in the heart of the beautiful village of Whimple, approximately one mile North of the old A30 road and 1 ½ miles from the new dual carriageway. Whimple is a village in east Devon, situated approximately 10 miles due east of the city of Exeter and three miles from the nearest town of Ottery St. Mary. The village is centred around the 19th century village square and Norman church. Through the square runs a small stream which is one of the many local tributaries of the River Clyst, which in turn feeds into the River Exe. The village has a great community spirit with many groups, clubs and organisations, many of whom use the Thirsty Farmer as a meeting place. The area is soon to significantly benefit from the new Cranbrook Railway Station which will service the surrounding area and the newly developed town, with over 2,900 dwellings being built as part of the initial phase. Whimple is ideally situated for visiting the beautiful east Devon coastline.

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