The Inn on the Shore is a community mainstream pub with rooms that sits in a fantastic position on top of Downderry Beach looking out over the sea and towards Looe Island to the right and the Rame Peninsula to the left. Currently in need of full refurbishment, the potential here is clear. The USP of this pub is definitely its location, the amazing views of the Cornish coastline and the impressive number of covers that can be accommodated both inside and outside.
With three different entrance options, the Inn on the Shore offers something for everyone, being a locals’ bar with TV screens and a pool table and a real draw for diners seeking great food and views, as well as for guests looking for letting accommodation. The main bar area offers a number of tables for eating, a wood burner for the winter months and large sliding patio doors that lead out onto a large decked area at the rear of the pub. The dedicated dining space has a large picture window overlooking the sea and a double-sided wood burner. There’s also a conservatory, which leads out onto the deck. The catering kitchen can provide for up to 90 covers at full capacity. The pub offers 5 letting rooms, a large garden and parking for 30 vehicles.
The domestic accommodation consists of one bedroom, a kitchen and a lounge. Punch will ensure that this accommodation is in good order
We’re planning substantial investment here to completely refurbish this pub. This will cover internal and external improvements, including the decking area, pub trade area and back of house areas, plus the letting rooms and private accommodation. We’ll also be replacing the existing conservatory.
Downderry is a coastal village in South East Cornwall, about 18 miles west of Plymouth and 1 mile from Seaton beach. The pub sits right on the edge of a long beach of light shingle, which has rock pools at low tide. Dogs are allowed on the beach all year around.
We’re looking for someone who has managed house experience and who has run a large seasonal food business before. Letting room experience would be a distinct advantage.