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SOLD: The Rams Head Inn, Dolton, Devon

SOLD: The Rams Head Inn, Dolton, Devon - 27th April 2018

SOLD: MICHELIN AWARD WINNING CHEF BUYS DEVON VILLAGE INN
THE RAMS HEAD INN & COUNTRY HOTEL, SOUTH STREET, DOLTON, DEVON, EX19 8QS

Property experts, Stonesmith of Devon, are delighted to have sold the Freehold of this impressive and imposing detached character Devon village inn. Originally a Devon longhouse with origins dating back to the 17th Century, The Rams Head is Grade II Listed and is presented to an exceptionally high standard throughout.

The Rams Head Inn is situated in the centre of Dolton, a popular Devon village and self-contained rural community. Set among the rolling hills and countryside of Mid Devon, and lying between the Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks, the inn is around 13 miles from the stunning North Devon coastline with exciting surf beaches and coastal footpaths, whilst for anglers the Rivers Taw and Torridge are close by. The inn is renowned for its ambience and character, retaining much of the original charm within a superior trading environment. This high quality destination village inn and restaurant is highly regarded for its award winning food and letting bedrooms. It briefly comprises of a Main Bar, Lounge & Dining Area, Restaurant, Commercial Kitchen with ancillary facilities and 9 high quality En-Suite Letting Bedrooms. Externally, the Inn has Al Fresco Seating for around 80 customers, a Customer Car Park and a Double Garage/Storage Barn.

The inn is well regarded and boasts an impressive reputation. Exceptionally well presented throughout, the business is particularly well regarded for its food. New owner, Michelin award-winning Chef-proprietor, Nicolas Boucher, and his family have sold their restaurant and relocated from France, in order to purchase the Rams Head Inn.

Nicolas said: “I am particularly excited about enhancing the food offering and developing new seasonal menus. I have always been an ambassador for using only the finest local ingredients and I have been really impressed by the quality of local produce. We look forward to welcoming customers old and new to the Rams Head.”

Mike Phillips, Director of Stonesmith, added: “This is another example of a quality freehold inn being sold in 2018 by Stonesmith. The business attracted significant interest with multiple offers being received. We wish Nico and his family every success with their new venture.”

The freehold business was sold off an asking price £475,000. For details of other properties currently on the market with Stonesmith, please visit our website www.stonesmith.co.uk or call 01392 201262.

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Paul Clarke - Previous owner of Normandy House Hotel, Ottery St Mary