This property is located in the delightful Lincolnshire village of Maltby le Marsh in the East Lindsey district of the county. Maltby le Marsh sits only a short drive from the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds and the scenic area is a walkers and holidaymakers’ paradise all year round. The village itself has an immensely popular fishing lake, 2 major camp sites, complimented by several smaller ones, and a church. There is a well-managed and popular village hall, a garage/stores and both sought-after primary and secondary schools are less than 3 miles away. Nearby points of interest include the bustling market town of Alford (4 miles), the popular East coast seaside holiday resort of Mablethorpe (3 miles) and Louth (the principle town of East Lincolnshire) is only 12 miles away. The nearby road network is excellent with the A16 that runs from Skegness to Grimsby within easy reach. This also provides easy access to other parts of this beautiful county.
The property sits on a large c1.5 acre plot (not measured) and is of rendered brick construction sitting under a pitched pan-tiled roof. Entrances to the front and rear provide access to the trading areas. These consist of:
Bar/Lounge (circa 30+ plus standing) is a good-sized L-shaped room with loose tables, chairs and stools all sitting on a fully carpeted floor. Exposed wooden beams to the ceiling and walls are complimented by an attractive exposed brick built fireplace with built in log burner to one end of the room. To the other end is a pool table, darts-throw and wall mounted HDTV. An electric piano and an acoustic guitar sit ready to be played to the side. There is a bar server of wood construction with 2 cask ales on offer, an AWP and even an original ‘one armed bandit.’
Restaurant/Dining (26 covers) has loose tables, chairs and a wooden bench pew all sitting beneath exposed wooden beams to the ceiling and walls. The room is fully carpeted and to one end is an area of exposed brick walling. There is a bar server of wood construction and double doors that lead directly out onto a slabbed al fresco patio/garden area.
There is a well-equipped commercial catering kitchen with stainless steel appliances and surfaces (equipment not tested).
Ground floor beer cellar with remote, python and pumps etc.
Ladies & Gents WC’s.
The owner’s accommodation is located on the 1st floor and briefly consists of: 3 bedrooms (2 double/1 single), lounge, kitchen and bathroom.
To the rear of the property is an enclosed spacious and attractive grassed garden area with wooden picnic benches and children’s play equipment and swings. A slabbed patio area with further wooden picnic benches sits directly outside the restaurant enabling an al fresco drinking or dining experience in the warmer weather. Also to the rear is the patron’s car park that provides parking for circa 16+ cars.
Leading off from the grassed beer garden and separated by a large hedge is a spacious 10 pitch Caravan Park. This has electric hook ups, shower and toilet facilities and is highly popular amongst tourists and holidaymakers all year round.
We are advised that the business trades with the benefit of the Premises Licence (not seen) which permits the sale of alcohol during the hours of:
Mon - Sun 9am to 2am
Current opening hours are:
Mon - Sun 12noon to close
NB. Important. Prospective purchasers wishing to continue to operate the public house should ensure that they gain the APLH Qualification in readiness for their intended operation of the Public House.
The property and business is being offered for sale freehold (although we have not had sight of the title deeds). We are advised that the property benefits from FloGas for cooking and heating, and all other mains services are connected (no services tested). Business rates payable are advised as currently being £NIL per annum.
The current owners purchased the freehold of the property in 2002 and after an initial period of running the business themselves, they have leased the property out for around the past circa 10 years. They are now looking to sell the freehold on and concentrate on other business interests. This business currently offers locally sourced home cooked food and drinks to a loyal, repeat, desirable and family friendly clientele. The business is currently operated by the current lessee (vacant possession will be provided on sale completion) assisted by 1 full time and circa 3 part-time/casual members of staff. The business currently plays host to an in-house darts team and offers a weekly quiz (with league team), monthly entertainment (that is seasonal and increases in the summer months) and a popular Sunday lunch. We are advised that FULL PLANNING PERMISSION FOR RESIDENTIAL USE has been granted and approved (REF: N/112/01994/18). This was granted in 2019.
There are no accounts available for this business.
The property was viewed by Richard Fletcher who would be delighted to discuss further details and can be contacted on 07527 718400.
Viewing appointments must be made via Guy Simmonds on 01332 865112.
Details prepared June 2019