Pub hunt: family friendly pubs

By Ben Winstanley

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Pub hunt: family friendly pubs

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Pub hunt this week seeks out family friendly pubs across the UK. 

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The Rydal Arms, New Milton, Hampshire

Guy Simmonds Rydal Arms


Price: £79,950

Tenure: Leasehold with 8 years remaining

Turnover: £601,032 inc VAT

Wet:dry split: 93:7

Rent: £63,000

Landlord: Enterprise Inns

Agent: Guy Simmonds​ 01332 865112

This superbly positioned wet-led inn is situated on the main road through New Milton, a highly sought-after market coastal town within the popular New Forest National Park. The town lies approximately six miles west of Lymington and 12 miles east of Bournemouth.

The property boasts a lounge bar, dining area and public bar for up to 90 covers with an additional 50 covers in the function room. A patio terrace and lawned garden with children’s play area comprise the well-manicured outside. It also has a fully-equipped catering kitchen, large car park and 3-bed living accommodation.

The Red Lion, Presteigne, Powys, Wales

Sidney Phillips Red Lion


Price: £280,000

Tenure: Freehold

Turnover: £145,000

Wet:dry split: 25:75

Agent: Sidney Phillips​ 01981 250333

The Red Lion is a landmark property with extensive road frontage on the A44 trunk route. Dating back to the 16th​ Century, the building has a wealth of period charm and character. It consists of an open plan bar and lounge area, restaurant and conservatory restaurant, along with catering kitchen, five letting bedrooms and owner’s accommodation. Outside is an enclosed rear lawn, trade garden, garage and good sized car park.

The current owners have established a very health trade since taking over in 2007 and upgraded the premises throughout.

The Ring O’ Bells, West Alvington, Devon



Price: £39,950

Tenure: Leasehold (free of tie)

Turnover: £259,212 ex VAT

Wet:dry split: 50:50

Rent: £35,000

Landlord: Wellington Pub Co

Agent: Bettesworths​ 01803 212021

The Ring O’Bells is situated in a beautiful area of Devon with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside.  The pub is busy year round with a considerable boost from visitors to Salcombe (five miles away) in the summer, while retaining a strong local trade. 

The pub has two main bar areas, a restaurant, commercial kitchen, five en-suite letting rooms, a village shop, spacious owners accommodation, two outside seating areas and a large customer car park.  The letting trade is strong and provides a profitable addition to the wet and dry revenue.

The Nags Head, Stapleton, Leicestershire

Davey Nags Head


Price: £99,500

Tenure: Leasehold

Turnover: £300,000 ex VAT

Wet:dry split: 40:60

Rent: £35,000

Landlord: Marston’s

Agent: Davey Co​ 0115 979 9189

This highly regarded village pub seven miles east of Leicester is situated on the A447 within a mile or so of Malory Park race circuit and Bosworth Battlefield. Hinckley is 3 miles south.

The site extends to around 2 acres with excellent facilities, including an outside bar servery, extensive customer seating areas, car park, children play area, petanque pitch. The business also has benefits from well apportioned two-bed owner’s accommodation.

Marquis of Cornwallis, Chedburgh, Suffolk


Price: £295,000

Tenure: Freehold

Turnover: N/a

Wet:dry split: 100:0

Landlord: Hawthorn Leisure

Agent: Fleurets​ 01223 402600

This beautiful property is the only pub in the village of Chedburgh, just outside the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds.

It boasts an extensive plot of grassed land to the front of approximately one acre that could be well utilised for annual and private events. The interior has a traditional pub décor with one main bar serving two trade areas.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced operator to come in and turn this into a popular food-led establishment, with the option of extending the pub further into the enclosed trade garden to create additional seating.

The Golding Hop, Plaxtol, Kent

Porters The Golding Hop


Price: £500,000

Tenure: Freehold

Turnover: N/a

Wet:dry split: N/a

Agent: Porters Surveyors​ 01622 685261

The Golding Hop is a charming traditional country pub in an idyllic country setting. It boasts many original features, including exposed beams, fireplaces and leaded light windows. Situated in its own large grounds, it has a large car park, trade garden and children’s play area with substantial private gardens and adjoining outbuildings.

It sits among orchards on the edge of the village of Plaxtol, six miles to the North of Tonbridge and approximately the same distance to the East of Sevenoaks.  The M20 motorway is a few minutes drive to the north of the property.

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