The Motte and Bailey is a pretty community mainstream pub that’s located in a rural village which is home to many commuters into London. The pub benefits from a prime position overlooking the village green, making for a very picturesque setting. Its front and rear gardens are equally attractive and well developed. Our planned investment here will take this pub to the next level.
This well-presented village pub offers plenty of character and has a warm, traditional feel throughout. A feature fireplace adds to the ambience. The pub trades across two linked bars, with a strong back bar display space. This not only provides a great opportunity for hosting functions and parties, but also creates a separated space for diners. The kitchen can provide for up to 50 covers.
The pub is Cask Marque accredited, and also offers free WiFi and live TV sports coverage. It’s currently home to a darts team. The outside space is a real asset here, with both front and rear gardens giving the pub real kerb appeal. To the rear, there’s a sizeable beer garden with dedicated children’s play equipment. The pub also provides a smoking solution and parking for up to 12 vehicles.
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 significant investment to fully redecorate this pub inside and out, including new signage.
The Motte and Bailey is located in Pirton, a very pretty village with its own Post Office and shop. Surrounded by countryside, it lies about 5 miles from Hitchin and about a 20-minute drive from Luton Airport. Many commuters to London live in the village, which has a well-regarded Primary School.
This pub would ideally suit a couple with pub experience or a first-time operator. You’ll need a passion for cask beer, the skills to deliver a pub food offer and the desire to quickly integrate with the local community.