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The Worlds EndAlmer, Blandford Forum

    Key features

    • Substantial character pub located in grounds of the rural Charborough Estate
    • Prominent roadside location on A31 with customer car park (100+ spaces)
    • Internal customer areas (88) and external (84+)
    • 5-bedroom staff accommodation
    • Potential to introduce B&B or glamping accommodation (subject to consents)
    • Currently trading as a managed house business
    • Overall GIA of approximately 510 sq m (5,490 sq ft)

    Substantial character pub located in grounds of the rural Charborough Estate.

    About this property

    • The Worlds End is a prominent landmark detached public house. We understand that original parts of the property date back to the 14th Century, however, following a fire in 1991, the property was extensively rebuilt. The property is mainly of two storeys under a thatched roof. To the rear of the property is a single storey extension under a pitched tile roof. To the north east side of the property are single storey courtyard outbuildings. The property sites within a split plot of approximately 1.99 hectares (4.91 acres). The land bordering the property is owned by the Landlord. The property comprises a ground floor open plan bar and restaurant with a well presented interior, typical of a characterful rural dining pub. There are 88 seated covers available throughout. Features include a prominent bar servery, flagstone floor, exposed timber beams and columns and brickwork. Ancillary space includes a good sized trade kitchen and preparation areas, storage, walk-in fridge and freezer, staff room, office, beer cellar and spirit store. Customer WC's are provided. Staff accommodation is located at first floor level and is accessed internally and comprises a manager's flat of three bedrooms, bathroom and kitchenette as well as x2 self-contained bedsits. External customer areas are located to the front and rear of the property. There are approximately 32 seats available to the rear; located to the east of the property is a children's play area. To the front are a further 52 customer seats and landscaped car-park accommodating in excess of 100 cars. A staff car park and delivery area is located to the rear.

    A landmark public house located in attractive rural countryside on a prominent main road.

    Chris BickleProperty agent

    Local information

    • The property is located in the village of Almer near Winterborne Zelston between Wimborne Minster and Bere Regis 7 miles south of Blandford Forum and 10 miles north of Poole. The property occupies a prominent roadside position set back from the arterial A31 which joins the A35 and connects to the south west coastal counties. The A31 also runs east across the New Forest to the M27 and M3. The immediate area comprises predominantly rural countryside. The main Charborough Estate buildings and Park are located to the east of the property. Other amenities in the area include the National Trust attraction of Kingston Lacy House (7 miles to the east) and the coastal attractions around Poole Quay and Harbour. The area is administered by Dorset Council.

    Additional information

    • Rental offers are invited for the benefit of a new lease. VAT and Stamp Duty and Land Tax will be applicable. We recommend parties satisfy themselves on these points.
    • The public house is leased to Hall & Woodhouse Ltd and the lease will expire in March 2020. We understand that staff will be protected under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE).
    • We understand the premises benefits from an A4 Use Class. We understand the property is not Listed nor is it located in a conservation area, however, the property appears to be located on the edge of the Green Belt.

    Energy performance

    The property has an EPC Rating of B-49.