This spacious community mainstream pub sits on a large roadside plot on a busy route through the area, making it a popular drive-to venue as well as a magnet for passing trade. The pub is about to benefit from a refurbishment and has plenty to appeal to locals and holidaymakers alike.
The Orchard is an open plan trading operation, with clearly defined main drinking and pool/sports areas, the latter offering a pool table, darts board, juke box and games machines. There’s also a dedicated dining space, with the catering kitchen providing for up to 65 covers at peak times. A separate function room is used for meetings, private functions and skittles, as well as the pub’s popular carvery offer at the weekends, when it can cater for 50 covers. Free WiFi is available throughout. Outside, the Orchard boasts a large car park, with space for up to 35 vehicles. There’s also an external drinking area, a smoking solution and a detached double garage.
The domestic accommodation consists of two bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge. Punch will ensure that this accommodation is in good order.
We’re planning to redecorate and upgrade this pub inside and out.
Huntspill is a village on Somerset Levels, about 8 miles north of Bridgwater and about 3 miles south of the tourist area of Burnham-on-Sea. The Orchard sits in a highly visible position on the main A38 road through the area, enabling it to attract plenty of passing traffic. The pub is within walking distance of a large number of residential homes and the wider parish of West Huntspill has a population of 1,414. The area has many caravan and camping facilities, with around 20 sites within 1.5 miles of the Orchard. The nearest town is Highbridge, which has a population of 7,555. Highbridge town centre has many pubs and eating establishments, catering mainly for community/high street mainstream audiences.
Ideal for an experienced operator with good working knowledge of the local area. To succeed here, you’ll need experience of operating a similar-sized business, with a proven track record and strong catering experience and skills.