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Country pub business

Created on 10/08/2015 @ 21:38

A profitable country pub business near Welshpool, which has been run by a family for six years, is up for sale with an asking price of £39,500.

Green Dragon Inn, Buttington, located on the roadside between Welshpool and Shrewsbury is run by Bob and Lin Gittins, daughters Kelly and Charlotte and Charlotte’s partner Dan Hosiene.

On the market with Halls Commercial, the pub has a bar and restaurant, small caravan and campsite, five bedroomed accommodation, large car park and trade gardens and is a freehouse.

Bob, who has been in the licensed trade for more than 20 years, said the family had moved to the Green Dragon from the Springfield Hotel, Fairbourne and had built up a thriving business.

“Our original intention was to stay five years and we are now coming up for six years,” he said. “It was one of those pubs just waiting for someone to come along and all we have done is realise its true potential.

“The campsite is very busy and, because we are midway between the coast and the Midlands, we get a lot of holidaymakers calling who we knew when we were at Fairbourne.”

The Green Dragon, which stands in grounds of 2.5 acres, is held on a 12 year lease from Powis Castle Estates for an annual rent of £12,000. 

The bar area has bench seating with tables and chairs for 24 customers and a large inglenook fireplace while the 50-cover restaurant has a wealth of exposed beams together with customer toilets.

Leading off the restaurant is a commercial catering kitchen and a door from the bar area leads to laundry room and steps to a cellar. 

A further door leads to the owner’s accommodation, with a lounge on the ground floor, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a lounge on the first floor and a further three rooms on the second floor.

A front car park has space for 25 vehicles while an enclosed lawn has picnic benches for 64 customers and access to an ‘L’ shaped field with five electric points for touring caravans and space for 18 tents. There is also a small pen to housing three goats and two former stables, which provide two large storage spaces.

“Mr and Mrs Gittins purchased the business in September, 2009 and soon doubled sales, operating as a traditional country pub and restaurant that benefits from its main road position,” said Rebecca Welch, from Halls Commercial. “The pub supports pool, darts and dominoes teams and organises fundraising events throughout the year supported by many local groups.”

Viewing is by appointment with Halls Commercial, Shrewsbury on Tel: 01743 450700.


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