The Black Horse is viewed as the true village pub and, although it’s positioned away from the main high street, it has a strong local following. The pub has a well-used skittle alley and quiz nights are also popular here as a great way to create some friendly rivalry. This is a quiet, rather than rowdy, business, positioned opposite the church and with a small sun-trap courtyard that provides the perfect place to sit and chill out in fine weather.
This community mainstream pub is an open plan trading operation, with the main trade area including a snug corner near the bar and a skittle alley that attracts groups who use it during the week. This area can also double up as a small function or meeting room. The kitchen can provide for up to 28 covers throughout and is well positioned for an easy-to-manage offer of fine cask ales, drinks and food. Free Wi-Fi is provided for customers’ use.
The domestic accommodation consists of three bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge. Punch will ensure that this accommodation is in good order.
We’re planning a modest investment to freshen up the internal décor at this pub. Additionally, the rear room could be improved by a new skittle alley that also blends the level of the floor to the adjoining area.
Braunton is one of the larger villages within Devon and is still expanding, with new residential housing being built near the Royal Navy base of Chivenor. It lies a few miles to the north west of the major north Devon town of Barnstaple and is also in the heart of a popular tourist area. In particular, families and the surfing fraternity head for the waves at the local beaches of Croyde and Saunton Sands. There are plenty of holidaymakers in the area during the summer, presenting the perfect opportunity to offer a friendly and safe local pub experience for anyone staying in the village.
This easy-to-manage business affords time for a decent quality of life away from work, so is ideal for first-timers or those looking to slow down after a long career in the trade. You’ll need to be a great host, offering a warm and friendly welcome to locals and visitors alike. The passion to deliver a good food offer would be an advantage.