Rising Sun in Dorset

Rising Sun, 38 East Street, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1DX

A quality town centre house offering a wide selection of trading opportunities. The pub is currently categorised as a 'Town pub' due to being chameleon in operation, turning from a food-led business catering for shoppers and workers at lunchtimes to a more energetic environment catering for younger locals in the evening.

Wimborne is an affluent town with a population approaching 20,000, and it is best known for its Saxon Minster Church. It also has a model village and a priests house museum. The Wimborne Folk Festival, a popular community event, has been running since 1980 and is held every June bringing large numbers of people to the town.

The Rising Sun sits at the bottom end of town close to the local Waitrose and adjacent to the town bridge over the River Stour. In 2009 the town achieved national recognition having the longest living inhabitants in the UK. Wimborne runs into the larger conurbations of Poole and Bournemouth and many of its inhabitants commute to these bigger towns daily.

The Rising Sun is a very popular pub in the busy town of Wimborne and was a Hall & Woodhouse managed house until 2012. As a result, it is in excellent condition and offers considerable potential for the right operator.

The pub is a large one bar, town centre operation, traditionally furnished throughout, with up to 80 dining covers. It comprises a fully equipped kitchen, cellar and dry goods store all on the ground floor, making for ease of operation and with the river Stour flowing alongside the pub, together with patio and garden areas to the rear, the pub offers further potential, particularly in the spring and summer months.

The domestic accommodation comprises an entrance hall, two double bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room/dining room, two bathrooms and an office/ third bedroom. The house has no letting rooms.

Successful applicants will ideally have experience of running busy wet and dry business, with the ability to create and implement a quality food offer, organise entertainment and utilise outside space to increase seasonal trade.


Rent: £40,000 per annum

Initial Investment: c.£20,000

Fair Maintainable Trade* (FMT) Turnover: £340,000 per annum

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