This community mainstream pub has a great local reputation for offering a friendly and welcoming environment with a sense of fun. The London Inn offers all the benefits of being a great community local, while also taking things up a notch with entertainment at weekends. The pub’s small food offer during winter months is primarily focused on Sunday Lunches, but the menu expands during the summer months when the village benefits from an uplift in visitors to the area.
The London Inn is an open plan trading operation, with a one room, L-shaped bar that has direct access to a small beer garden, smoking solution and parking area for 6 cars to the rear of the pub. The commercial kitchen is situated directly behind the bar, making it easy to operate a small food offer. The mix of fixed and free-standing furniture in the bar area can easily be moved to create a dance floor for Friday & Saturday evening entertainment. Meanwhile, on the first floor, there’s a good-sized skittle alley, which can also double up for use for private meetings or small gatherings.
The domestic accommodation consists of three bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge. Punch will ensure that this accommodation is in good order.
Braunton is still a village despite a significant population swell over the last decade. As such, it benefits from more local amenities than a traditional village would usually offer. The town of Barnstaple is only a 10-minute drive to the south east of the village and there’s also a regular, direct bus route. To the west of Braunton, also just a 10-minute drive away, lies the beautiful north Devon coastline, with Saunton Sands and Croyde being popular spots. This area attracts tourists of all ages, but is particularly known for surfing.
This pub would be ideal for a first-time operator who enjoys mixing with locals and tourists of all ages. Strong planning, marketing and activities/events experience would be beneficial.