Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Closed Hallaton village pub seeks new owner through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co is currently marketing the closed Bewicke Arms, an attractive and historical 16th Century traditional pub with additional letting rooms, located in the picturesque South Leicestershire village of Hallaton – the home of the traditional ‘Hallaton Bottle Kicking and Hare Pie Scramble’.

The building, which maintains many of its original features including stone façade, oak beams and traditional fireplaces throughout and is in a highly sought-after position in the heart of Hallaton and offers an incoming owner a fantastic opportunity to build on its past success.

Prior to closing, this awarding winning freehold was a popular modern take on a traditional English pub, renowned locally as a high-quality destination for food, drinks and accommodation. Along with the freehouse, which offers a main bar, secondary bar, sparate restaurant, spacious kitchen and first-floor multi-functional space, the property also features three spacious letting rooms and a harmonious barn conversion retail space in a separate building. To the rear of the buildings is a covered outside trading area, with stunning views across the rolling Leicestershire countryside.

The business has been successfully owned by Simon & Claire Tait since 2006 “We have absolutely loved our time at The Bewicke. It and has been a pleasure to be part of such an enchanting, historical place, being one of the oldest and most well known traditional inns in country.”

The village of Hallaton plays host to the annual ‘Bottle Kicking and Hare Pie Scramble’, an ancient Leicestershire custom to race barrels across a local stream, claimed to be one of the country’s oldest sports and is thought to be the inspiration for Rugby Union, that takes place each year on Easter Monday.

Overall the property offers substantial growth potential with multiple revenue streams including extensive internal trade areas, outside trade areas, letting bedrooms and additional retail space. Utilising the spacious dining areas and versatile function spaces, a new owner has the potential to increase the events and function side of the business.

James Buist-Brealey, Business Agent in Christie & Co’s Hospitality team is handling the sale and comments, “The Bewicke Arms is a much-loved pub with many traditional features, which sits pride of place in the beautiful village of Hallaton. This is a rare opportunity to own such an attractive freehold pub which offers exciting potential to a new operator.”

The Bewicke Arms is on the market on a freehold basis and invites offers over £700,000.

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