Iconic 200-year-old Devon pub on the market for over £1m

An iconic pub on Exmoor which is 200 years old has gone on the market for offers in excess of £1 million.

The legendary ‘Rest and be Thankful’ pub in the heart of Exmoor has come on the open market for the first time in 15 years, and property agents Vickery Holman are expecting high levels of interest from all over the UK.

The freehold of the Rest and Be Thankful Inn at Wheddon Cross has come to the market as the current owners are retiring after building a thriving pub with en-suite bedrooms, a skittle alley, Solar and Photovoltaic panels and electric charging points in the car park.

Head of Hotels and Hospitality department at Vickery Holman, Michael Easton said: ”Having sold the venue to the current owners in 2006, I have seen first-hand the comprehensive improvements and additions they have made to both the business and to the building.

”Suffice to say they have left no stone unturned.

”The property is in excellent condition and with an established business, despite the recent challenges, there will be a strong business for new owners to enjoy.”

The Rest and Be Thankful Inn started life as a coaching inn in the early nineteenth century with Wheddon Cross established as a staging post between Bampton and Minehead.

The Village of Wheddon Cross and Cutcombe offers a Church, School, Post Office, Shop with Petrol station, Garage, Hairdresser and many other small businesses including the Rest and Be Thankful.

It is reported to be one of the highest conurbations on Exmoor and offers visitors wonderful views, walks and fishing. Exmoor is an International Dark Sky Reserve with amazing night skies and stars, bringing in visitors from across the world.

The surrounding area includes Dunkery Beacon rising to 1705ft to the remote valley know as Snowdrop Valley.

The business offers a traditional bar with dining areas, skittle alley (which can also be used as a function room for 70), lower meeting room area and rear terrace.

The accommodation includes 8 en-suite letting bedrooms and a smart two-bedroom apartment for the owners, with your own Kitchen and entrance.

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Michael adds: ”As we enter step 2 of reopening hospitality businesses, we are seeing many more enquiries from applicants keen to relocate to the South West and from existing operators who have strong forward bookings to satisfy.

”The Rest and Be Thankful Inn offers a great opportunity to purchase a well-maintained business with significant goodwill from its existing customer base and opportunities to grow these further under new ownership ideas.”

For further information visit Vickery Holman here.

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