Run a Stonegate Pub - White Lion Exeter Exeter, Devon

About the Pub

This charming pub, set in the heart of the rural Devon countryside, presents a fantastic business opportunity for those yearning for their own taste of the good life! The pub is situated on the main road in the town of Bradninch, which, in turn, is just a short drive from Cullompton. The White Lion boasts the fantastic original features you would expect of a traditional town pub, including a welcoming open fireplace, low ceilings, and exposed beams and brickwork. The main bar hosts international brands and cask ales, the latter being a real focus in the local area. Here you will find AWP games machines and television screens, regularly showing live sports as well as the occasional live performance from a local band. The pub also boasts a function room to the rear of the property that features a pool and darts room, perfect for publicans seeking additional revenue. There is also brand new and well-equipped commercial kitchen that would suit a traditional pub menu. The external trading area consists of a small patio area with space for a handful of picnic benches and a much larger covered seating area for at least 80 customers. In addition, there is a large and mainly undeveloped plot of land to the rear of the pub which could become a showpiece for the business with the potential to include glamping/camping and be used as a location for outdoor events and functions.

Business Information

Agreement: Retail Partnership Tenancy
Capital Startup: Est. £16600
Fixtures / Fittings: Est. £12000
Guide Rent: £18000 pa
Potential Turnover: £233028 pa

Regional Manager's Thoughts

The White Lion is a traditional town pub on the outskirts of Cullompton, with a loyal customer base. The new publican should be community-minded, and have experience of marketing and holding small events, with wet trade knowledge being advantageous.

Surrounding Area

The White Lion is located in the historical town of Bradninch in the beautiful Culm Valley, three miles south of Cullompton and eight miles north of Exeter. The picturesque town is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and was a former manor in Devon. Surrounded by farmland, the village has a population of approximately 2,400 people. There is a strong music and arts presence in the town, which is showcased in the annual Music Festival held in June. There are a handful of shops, a church, and a school, all within walking distance of the pub.

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