Savills | The Lickfold Inn, Lickfold, Petworth, GU28 9EY | Property to rent
4,376 to 5,254 sq ft(406.54 to 488.11 sq m)
Price on application

The Lickfold Inn, LickfoldPetworth, GU28 9EY

    Key features

    • Character GII Listed village public house
    • Ground floor bar (35) and first floor restaurant (80)
    • Attractive landscaped garden areas with terrace seating to the rear
    • 6 x staff bedrooms in detached barn conversion
    • Fitted to a good standard with high specification kitchen
    • Located in heart of picturesque South Downs National Park within reach of Petworth and Midhurst

    Charming well fitted character public house in rural West Sussex village trading over 2 levels with beer garden and car-park

    About this property

    • Description
      A detached Grade II listed public house dating back to the 16th Century which has been extensively restored over time. The property is two storeys with a timber framed construction with red brick infilling and mostly herring-bone pattern and casement windows. Single storey extensions to the rear are tiled and flat. Located to the side of the car park is a detached accommodation outbuilding. The plot of land extends to around 0,306 ha (0.757 acre) and includes gravel car parks and external customer areas.
      The Lickfold Inn has benefitted from an extensive refurbishment that was carried out in late 2014. Period features including an Inglenook fire and low beamed ceilings are complimented by a high quality trade kitchen with intelligent glass window system allowing customers to see inside. The property is configured as follows:
      Customer areas on the ground floor include a public bar around a prominent servery and dining area for around 35 customers. Ancillary areas include an extensive trade kitchen with preparation, storage and walk-in-fridge areas and cold room. Customer WCs are provided.
      The main restaurant area provides around 80 seated covers with ancillary space including customer WC.
      The second floor comprises offices, store rooms and private staff area.
      Staff Accommodation:
      A single storey detached converted outbuilding provides 4 x bedrooms, kitchen, dining room and bathroom.
      Located to the rear of the property is a terraced area with further seating around benches and tables. Additional seating is located in the landscaped beer garden which runs up the hill and provides views of the immediate countryside.
      Two gravel car parks provide space for around 40 vehicles with further parking available on the surrounding roads.

      The Business
      The Lickfold Inn has over 400 years of history and in 2014 befitted from a substantial investment which included delivering a modern trade kitchen and improvements to customer areas. Under the current ownership the Lickfold Inn is a traditional gastro-pub with a strong focus on provenance and quality.
      Limited trade information is available for seriously interested parties.

      There is a premises licence that permits the sale of alcohol Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 00:00 and Sunday 12:00 to 00:00.

      Fixtures & Fittings
      We understand that fixtures and fittings that are owned outright will be included as part of the sale price. Stock will be purchased in addition at valuation on completion.

      Mains water and electricity is provided (with recent investment in upgraded 3-phase infrastructure). Gas is LPG and sewerage is managed by septic tank.

      Freehold. Offers in the region of £1,500,000 are sought.
      Leasehold. Rental offers are invited for the benefit of a new free of tie lease with terms to be agreed. VAT and Stamp Duty Land Tax may apply.

      The subject property is listed in the 2017 Rating List with a Rateable Value of £48,700.

      Planning & Conservation
      We understand the property benefits from Sui Generis (public house) use. The property is Grade II listed but is not located in a Conservation Area.

      Energy Performance Certificate
      The property has an EPC rating of D-89.

      For a formal viewing, strictly by appointment with Savills. Staff are not aware of the sale therefore please be discreet especially if visiting as a customer in the first instance.

    Local information

    • The Lickfold Inn is located in the West Sussex village of Lickfold in the picturesque South Downs National Park. The property is located 4.5 miles (7 km) north east of Midhurst, 6.3 miles (8 km) north west of Petworth and south of Haslemere and 20 miles (33 km) south of Guildford. The immediate area comprises of local village housing with mainly rural land surrounding. The area is administered by Chichester District Council.

    Energy performance

    EPC Rating is D (89)

    Available space

    Floor / UnitTypeSizeStatus
    Ground-2494 sq ftAvailable
    1st-1205 sq ftAvailable
    2nd-677 sq ftAvailable
    Ancillary-878 sq ftAvailable