For sale: Iconic village pub near Bristol with the best beer garden in the UK

Its stunning beer garden was crowned second best in England in 2023 and Britain’s best in 2020

The Rising Sun in the popular village of Pensford has a riverside beer garden bordered by the River Chew. The garden has seating for 60 people and an external BBQ gazebo area.

The stunning beer garden which overlooks the Pensford Weir Crossing (a 400-year-old bridge owned by the pub) was crowned the second best beer garden in England in 2023 and Britain’s best in 2020.

The business premises is composed of a main bar with beamed ceilings, two large fire places and seating for around 60 people, a ground floor freezer store, a Ladies and a Gents WC which have been refurbished, a cellar and bottle store, a utility store, a commercial kitchen and a function room with seating for 20. There is also a car park for 20 vehicles.

An external wooden staircase leads to the private accommodation. On the first floor, there is an open-plan kitchen/breakfast room which leads to a second seating area, a utility room and a modern fitted shower room. There are also three double bedrooms on this floor, one of which has an original fireplace and another which has an old iron bath.

Three further double bedrooms are located on the second floor as well as a dinning area, a family bathroom and an internal stairway leading directly to the business premises. There is also a private outside area compromised of a decked space.

The pub is being advertised at the fixed price of £15,000 and its annual rent is quoted at £30,000.

It is currently open and trading at £10k per week (unwarranted) on 60/40 wet dry split.

The Rising Sun is available on the basis of a brand new tenancy agreement (TAW initially) with St Austell Brewery and there will be a tie to St Austell Brewery for wet sales products.

The pub is being marketed by Sprosen Ltd, Weston-Super-Mare on 01934 317583.

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