The Winterbourne – A Community-Owned Free House
Location: Winterbourne Bassett, Wiltshire, SN4 9QB
Tenancy Deposit: £5,000
Principal Fixtures & Fittings: £1
Additional Fixtures & Fittings from current Tenant: By Negotiation
Rent: First 3 months rent free, £1,850+VAT (months 4-12), £2,200+VAT (year 2-3)
Yearly Utility* costs: £24,000+VAT where applicable
Agreement Type: Tenancy – 3 years
Start Date: 1st April 2022
The Winterbourne is owned by the local community and after being extensively refurbished in 2018 has built a strong reputation as a destination pub with ratings of 4.5+/5.0 on TripAdvisor, Google and Facebook. The current tenants are moving on to a new challenge at the end of March 2022 so the community owners are seeking a new tenant that will continue to serve good food and drinks while also embracing the ‘Pub is the Hub’ community spirit.
The pub is perfectly situated on the main road through Winterbourne Bassett village, within sight of the main A4361. Winterbourne Bassett is a delightful, sought after village, which is approximately 10-15 minutes’ drive from Marlborough, Swindon and the M4. The ancient stone circle at Avebury is 10 minutes away with considerable year-round tourist traffic, the pub also enjoys views of the White Horse at Hackpen Hill and the Marlborough Downs.
This large, detached building has three connected trading areas seating a total of 30-50 dining covers depending on table spacing, as well as space to mingle around the bar. In the snug area there is a drop-down screen, projector and Apple TV for sporting events and film nights plus a darts board for the local team. The conservatory area is a flexible space that is currently converted to a coffee shop. The main bar area has cosy bay windows for the tables and a wood burning stove.
Outside, there is a generous pub garden, community playground, parking for over 20 vehicles and an electric vehicle charging point for customers. The catering kitchen was completely refurbished in 2018 with modern electrical appliances throughout and there is a separate wash up and storage room, plus chilled cellar. For the tenants or manager there is a spacious flat above with three large bedrooms, kitchen, lounge and two bathrooms plus a private garden area fenced off to the rear.
The community is continually investing in further improvements to the property to ensure its success.
The Winterbourne is a Free House community pub that boasts loyal support from both the village and surrounding areas.
We are seeking someone with drive and enthusiasm to engage with the local community and place themselves at the centre of our village. We ask that you engage with our vision of what we want our community pub to offer but otherwise we will leave you to grow the business as you see fit.
The Winterbourne offers a tenancy opportunity suitable for individuals, or perhaps a couple, with dynamism and enthusiasm.
If you have a desire to deliver good quality food, then you may be the tenant for us.
If you are a prospective tenant or manager with ideas and enthusiasm, we are eager to hear from you. If you are in management today, but with a desire to run your own pub, and are motivated to achieve success and have a stake in your own future, we may also be the pub for you!
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* Utility costs include: Electricity, Water, Oil, Wood & coal for stove, Phone/Internet, Commercial bin collection, Music licence and Council tax