SOLD: The White Hart, Bishops Caundle, Dorset

SOLD: The White Hart, Bishops Caundle, Dorset - 10th April 2019


Stonesmith of Exeter are delighted to have sold the free of tie leasehold of this character village inn.

The White Hart is a well-presented Grade II Listed character village freehouse with origins reputedly dating back around 450 years. This well-appointed village inn has been recently refurbished to a high standard, whilst retaining many attractive character features, including a character main bar area and 40 cover restaurant, skittle alley/function room with a capacity of 100, and a commercial catering kitchen with ancillary facilities. There is also a family sized 3 double bedroomed owner’s accommodation.

The White Hart is situated in the centre of the well regarded and picturesque village of Bishops Caundle. The village is situated on an elevated ridge overlooking Blackmoor Vale countryside. This detached character property occupies a substantial site in the centre of the village and benefits from a landmark trading position adjacent to the A3030. The village is approximately 5 miles from the abbey town of Sherborne with its historic architecture, boutique and national high street shops, and other amenities. The White Hart is a popular and well regarded business with an excellent reputation which benefits from impressive levels of regular year round repeat trade, not only from the village, but also from the surrounding villages and towns.

The business has been purchased by mother and son team, Patricia and Matthew Schofield. Matthew is a chef, and the new menu will be focusing on classic British pub fayre, with an emphasis on local produce. Matthew commented: “Prior to the re-opening of the business, we have spent a considerable amount of sourcing local suppliers – meat, cheeses and dairy produce will be sourced directly from nearby farms, with daily deliveries of bread. Chutneys and pickles to complement the ploughman’s offerings will be made in house. We hope customers enjoy the new menu and look forward to welcoming everyone to our village pub!”

Director of selling agents Stonesmith, Mike Phillips, added: “The sale of The White Hart generated considerable interest from potential buyers, and we were delighted to agree a sale to such experienced operators. We wish them every success with their new venture.”

The White Hart Inn was sold off an asking price of £89,950. Full property details are available from the website and viewings arranged by calling 01392 201262.

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