We are delighted to present The Inn at Cranborne, a beautiful country pub with a £530,000+ per annum potential turnover in the heart of East Dorset.
The Inn at Cranborne is situated in the historic and affluent village of Cranborne in the heart of Cranborne Chase (AONB). In addition to the relatively affluent village housing some 800 residents, the area is busy all year around with several attractions on the doorstep such as Edmondsham House and Kingston Lacy (a 16th century Manor House with renowned gardens), all within a short driving distance. The area is also well known in literary circles with the village and pub featured in Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles and Rupert Brookes, the WWI Poet, penned a poem about the Inn albeit under its prior name the Fleur de Lys.
The Inn at Cranborne was created as a traditional Coaching Inn where travellors would eat, drink and rest whilst their horses were stabled overnight. Today, apart from the horses, the pub still serves its market with great food and drink with quality letting accomodation to both business and holiday makers. The pub is accessed via the car park to the rear and through attractive landscaped areas with plenty of seating.
The bar area is traditional in feel with several different areas but all have a light and airy feel suitable for mixed dining and drinking, in addition there is a standalone private dining area suitable for parties and meetings for upto a dozen customers. At one end of the bar there is a feature fireplace which helps create a fantastic country pub environment. The on-site accommodation, accessed via the bar, has all been converted to letting accommodation so the pub now offers 9 en-suite double rooms all of which are finished and furnished to reflect the high expectations of visitors to the area.
- Rent: £65,000 per annum
- Initial Investment: c.£40,000
- Fair Maintainable Trade* (FMT) Turnover: £532,000