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NEW INSTRUCTION: The Tippling Philosopher, Milbourne Port, Dorset

NEW INSTRUCTION: The Tippling Philosopher, Milbourne Port, Dorset - 26th April 2017

DECEPTIVELY LARGE FREEHOUSE ON DORSET/SOMERSET BORDER, WITH SPACIOUS FAMILY OWNERS ACCOMMODATION
THE TIPPLING PHILOSOPHER, HIGH STREET, MILBORNE PORT, DORSET, DT9 5AQ

The Tippling Philosopher is a substantial and deceptively spacious character village freehouse with origins reputedly dating back to the 16th Century. The property, which is Grade II Listed, takes its name from the renowned scientist, chemist and philosopher, Robert Boyle, who was famous for holding court of an evening within the alehouse. The Tippling Philosopher occupies a prominent landmark trading position adjacent to the A30 main road within the High Street of this historic Dorset/Somerset expanding border village. Milborne Port is a popular picturesque village with an active village community and a highly regarded primary school.

This deceptively spacious freehouse boasts a wealth of character and comprises of a Main Bar (28+), Garden Room/Snug (8), Dining Room (18), Pool Room, Skittle Alley/Function Room (30+) and a well equipped Commercial Catering Kitchen with ancillary facilities. In addition there is a very spacious family sized Owners Apartment comprising large Sitting Room/Dining Room, 4 Spacious Double Bedrooms (2 En-Suite), Kitchen and Shower Room. The flexible and spacious owners accommodation could be reconfigured to provide letting bedrooms, if so desired and subject to the necessary consents. Externally, the property benefits from an Enclosed Rear Trade Garden with Patio and lawned areas providing al fresco seating for 60 plus customers, a Detached Barn/Store Room and a Customer Car Park.

The Tippling Philosopher is a traditional country village pub which serves the local village as well as surrounding villages and hamlets in the area. It also attracts tourist trade, particularly during the busy summer months. The Tippling Philosopher is well supported by the local community, having 4 skittle teams together with other groups and village societies, such as the WI and the hunt, using the skittle alley on a regular basis for their own leagues and meetings. The pub also hosts a popular Sunday quiz night and offers various food theme nights, occasional live music and an annual beer festival.

Well presented throughout, the pub has been in our clients hands since June 2010 during which time they have consistently improved and maintained the property whilst sympathetically enhancing the character of the building. The high standards inherent throughout the business ensure excellent levels of regular repeat business and word of mouth recommendations. The business has its own website -www.tipplingphilosopher.com - which provides further background information on the business. The pub is well known for its ever changing range of cask ales, with at least four being available at any one time.

The Tippling Philosopher is a well regarded village freehouse which offers undoubted potential for incoming operators to stamp their mark on the business with specific opportunities to increase the current trading hours, particularly by opening all day especially during the summer months and by offering food all day during holiday periods, for which demand exists.

For sale on a freehold basis, The Tippling Philosopher is on the market for £395,000. Details are available from the website www.stonesmith.co.uk 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