The Historic Chequers Hotel and Restaurant has been owned and run by our client since 2012 and they are now looking to retire. Throughout their ownership, they have invested heavily to restore the proud reputation and charm this property has previously enjoyed down the years.
Ideally situated at the foot of the South Downs National Park in Pulborough with views over the Arun Wild Brooks and easy access to Goodwood, Parham House, Petworth House, Arundel and many more destinations synonymous to this area of outstanding natural beauty.
The Chequers dates back to as early as 1548 and is an exceptional example of a traditional coaching inn. The property is extensive and has nine guest rooms with the potential for a further two by converting the owner’s accommodation on the ground floor.
The freehold accommodation briefly comprises; 9 en-suite rooms, owners accommodation with 2 further en-suite bedrooms, reception area, lounge (with inglenook fireplace), dining room (28 covers), bar/lounge (providing additional covers), ladies and gents W.C’s, large commercial kitchen, basement, landscaped rear gardens and car park.
The business is to be sold as a going concern with a healthy repeat client base and forward bookings. While the business had built up a solid reputation based on its current format, there remains significant scope to scale the business upwards. Trade, accounts and licence/insurance information can be made available by request.
The tariff for the guest rooms vary and (based on information provided) the average tariff for the 12 months up to February 2018 was circa £120.00 per night.
The restaurant (run by the current owners) serves food and ales from quality locally sourced suppliers. There is also an extensive wine list in place. At this time, our clients run the restaurant on 28 covers. However, the accommodation allows an increase to this number.
This is a unique opportunity and any interested party would be encouraged to view in order to appreciate the warm welcome and ambience this charming property has to offer.
The Chequers, Pulborough is offered to the market at a Guide Price of £1,200,000.
Viewings are strictly by appointment through the sole selling agents Chesworths.