Run a Stonegate Pub - Pelican Pamber Heath Tadley, Hampshire

About the Pub

The Pelican is an appealing suburban village pub located in Pamber Heath. The trading area comprises a front bar area with lounge / dining room to side and rear. The external trading areas have recently been much improved and comprise a courtyard area to rear, providing access to an extensive garden laid to lawn, with play equipment. There is a good sized customer car park. The business provides excellent potential for both food and drink sales.

The Pelican is smartly presented throughout with two distinct but connected trading areas, and a centrally positioned L-shaped bar servery. Traditionally decorated, this attractive pub retains many original features including beamed ceilings, an exposed brick fireplace and a lovely log burner, all of which add to the relaxed atmosphere here. Within the bar and lounge there is a mixture of fitted and loose upholstered seating, along with wooden tables and chairs allowing guests a casual, comfortable space in which to enjoy a social drink or meal. A darts throw is found within the bar area, which is an especially important feature, attracting both locals and teams who frequent the Pelican. The restaurant is slightly separate from the main bar and has space for 40 covers. The furnishings within the room include upholstered chairs and wooden tables and it is perfect for a casual meal with friends as well as a more formal dining experience. The trade kitchen is of a good size, split into three areas and includes additional storage space located in out-buildings. With the re-instatement of folding doors, the potential lies to create a separate function room with its own access to the rear courtyard area.

Regional Manager's Thoughts

The Pelican presents an excellent opportunity to establish a community-orientated pub that is central to village life. This fantastic business is ideally suited to an experienced food-minded operator, as there is huge scope to develop the established food trade. The potential also lies to create and market an appropriate offer to attract a broad range of visitors including those from the nearby town of Tadley, passers-by and the large numbers of people working locally.

Surrounding Area

The Pelican Inn is centrally located, north of Basingstoke and south west of Reading, in the desirable and sizeable village of Pamber Heath; adjacent to the small town of Tadley. It benefits from a prominent location on a busy through road, and is within close proximity to the major employer of AWE at Aldermaston. The Silchester Roman remains and The Vyne National Trust house and gardens are nearby.

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