The Shave Cross Inn, Shave Cross, Nr Bridport, Dorset FOR SALE

The Shave Cross Inn, Shave Cross, Nr Bridport, Dorset FOR SALE - 20th January 2015

Award winning Grade II Listed thatched pub with stunning gardens and a long and interesting history.

An impressive detached country pub and restaurant, The Shave Cross Inn, Nr Bridport is a stunning freehouse dating back to the 1300’s. It is reputed to have the oldest skittle alley in Britain and is set in an unspoilt area of West Dorset. The business has been in the same ownership for the past 12 years but reluctantly due to ill health the inn is for sale, through specialist licensed agents Stonesmith of Exeter.

The Shave Cross Inn is an award winning business and quintessential Dorset pub which over the years has been awarded CAMRA Regional Pub of the Year (on many occasions), Taste of the West Dining Pub for numerous years and has a 5 Star Food Hygiene Rating.

Known for its well kept real ales and high quality freshly prepared food The Shave Cross uniquely specialises in authentic British dishes along with a more unusual modern Caribbean cuisine. There is though the opportunity for incoming operators to develop a new menu, as well as an opportunity to develop the food trade by offering an all day menu, especially during the summer months and weekends, for which a demand exists.

In addition to attracting business from the wider and tourists, the pub is well supported locally and runs 7 winter skittles teams and an in-house summer skittles league.

A stunning character freehouse The Shave Cross is known for its ambiance, original charm and character. It has retained the open fireplaces, flagstone floors and beamed ceilings. The accommodation briefly provides a main bar for 10+ standing, a pantry bar for 20 +, a restaurant for 50, skittle alley/function room with a bar for 100, a commercial catering kitchen, with back up facilities, and a 3 bedroom owner’s apartment.

The real feature of the property is the stunning mature lawned gardens with seating for 100+. There are raised flower beds, a feature pond, barbecue area and children’s play equipment. There is also customer parking for approx 30 vehicles.

The sale of The Shave Cross Inn represents an excellent opportunity to purchase a stunning character country inn in an extremely desirable part of Dorset and a viewing is essential in order to fully appreciate this very special business.

Stonesmith are looking for offers off a guide price of £445,000 for the freehold interest. Details are available from the website and viewings arranged by calling 01392 201262.

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Thanks for your assistance and perseverance during the sale of the cafe

Jim Hannan - Previous owner Cafe at 36, Exeter