Run A Pub - Foresters Arms

The Foresters Arms is a charming 17th Century 'Quality Village Local' and is a quintessential West Sussex village pub.

Kirdford is an idyllic village and civil parish in the Chichester District of West Sussex, near the town of Petworth, located 6.5 miles southwest of the village.  Brimming with history and character, Kirdford is home to a Grade I listed 12th century stone-built church of St John The Baptist. The village centre has a recreation ground with a small pavilion, football pitch, tennis court and a stoolball area. Other amenities include a village shop and hall. Kirdford is on several walking routes and footpaths through the South Downs National Park, as well as on routes for cycling and horse riding.

This quaint traditional village pub offers a varied and delicious menu with the opportunity to have BBQs in the summer and regular theme nights. The pub features a stone base pizza oven, and the pizza menu has proved very popular with guests.  The Foresters is well known for its home cooked food and friendly atmosphere.  The pub is a focal part of the village community and has a characterful interior, with wooden beams, stone and brick floors and a beautiful inglenook fireplace.

The relaxed village bar at the front of the pub has 20 covers, with a further 40 covers in the more formal restaurant area to the rear, which also serves as an excellent function room.  The pub boasts a spacious, well-equipped kitchen, and the large but easily maintained rear garden has formerly won the coveted Hall & Woodhouse ‘Garden of the Year’ Award.  Additional highlights are a petanque pitch, which is used at least 3 times a week and is one of the few pitches in the south, and a well-kept boules pitch perfect for leisurely (or competitive) games on a sunny afternoon.

The Foresters Arms offers private accommodation comprising a large lounge with a partitioned office, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, and a small living room/office/storeroom. The property also offers a separate flat with kitchen/living room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, and a private entrance with staircase.

  • Rent:  £36,000 per annum
  • Initial Investment: £25,000
  • Fair Maintainable Trade* (FMT) Turnover: £358k per annum

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