The Clarence Tavern, 1 Clarence Road, Gosport, PO12 1BB | Property for sale | Savills
233.60 to 4,613.10 sq ft(21.70 to 428.57 sq m)

The Clarence Tavern1 Clarence Road, Gosport, PO12 1BB

  • Under offer
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Freehold subject to vacant possession.
  • Features a traditional pub on the ground floor with letting accommodation on the upper floors.
  • Approximate Gross Internal Area (GIA) of 424 sq m/ 5,612 sq ft.
  • Guide price of £325,000.

Freehold traditional public house on ground floor with letting accommodation above.

About this property

  • Description
    The Clarence Tavern, spanning 0.051 hectares (0.126 acres), presents an L-shaped structure on the site with a level topography. This two-story detached public house features a multi-pitched roof, combining both slate and clay tiles, and includes an extension at the rear with a pitched slate roof. The buildings exterior is rendered and comprises mainly single glazed framed fenestration.

    Externally, the tavern offers a compact enclosed yard, parking facilities for approximately ten vehicles and two wooden sheds for additional storage. The main customer entrance is conveniently located at the junction of Clarence Road and Mumby Road. Additionally, the tavern houses a function room in the rear extension, further enhancing its capacity for various events and gatherings.

    Internal Description
    The Clarence Tavern includes a central bar servery and central fireplace with seating surrounding for approxiately 45 patrons. . There is also a large function room with a fireplace and two mezzanine levels, with access to an outside area.

    The accommodation at Clarence Tavern, accessible through a private entrance, spans multiple levels. It includes an upstairs commercial kitchen and a smaller ground-floor satellite kitchen connected by a dumbwaiter. The property houses three ensuite bedrooms. Additionally, there is a spacious lounge and an extra bathroom. On the top floor, located in the eaves, are two bedrooms equipped with electric heating. The remainder of the building is heated by central gas heating. In addition to this the pub is serviced by mains drainage and electricity.

    Floor to ceiling height – 2.42m

    External Areas
    Outside the front of the tavern, there is council land which is subject to a pavement licence allowing the use for external picnic benches. At the rear are 10 marked tarmacadam car parking spaces and two sheds with electricity and water connections.

    Planning & Conservation
    The property is situated within the administrative boundary of Gosport Borough Council and is subject to the policies of the Gosport Local Plan Saved Policies (2006) and the Emerging Core Strategy.

    The property is Locally Listed but not situated within a Conservation Area.

    As the property is Locally Listed there would likely be resistance from the Local Planning Authority (LPA) for any application that involved the demolition or significant alteration of the existing building.

    Saved Policy R/CF2 seeks to resist the loss of community facilities. It does not appear that public houses are classed as ‘community facilities’, nor are they in the emerging policy.

    The Opportunity
    The Clarence Tavern is a wet led pub and is not serving food. We believe the opportunity exists to reposition the pub or convert to a commercial or mixed use building (STP).

    Monday to Wednesday: 10:00-11:00
    Thursday: 10:00-12:00
    Friday to Saturday: 10:00-01:00
    Sunday: 10:00-10:30

    Energy Performance Certificate
    The property has an EPC Rating of C-72.

    Guide Price

    The subject property is entered in the 2023 Central Rating List with a Rateable Value of £12,000. In England & Wales the Small Business Multiplier is £0.499 / Higher Multiplier is £0.512. Please check with the VOA for the most up to date information on all rating matters.

    Fixtures and Fittings
    We understand that all fixtures and fittings owned outright are to be included in the disposal. Where applicable, stock may be valued in addition on completion.

    Freehold subject to vacant possession.

    VAT & Stamp Duty Land Tax
    VAT and SDLT may be applicable at the prevailing rate.

    Formal viewings can be made strictly by appointment with Savills. Where appropriate, we recommend interested parties carry out a discreet customer inspection in the first instance. We kindly request that no approaches are made to staff or the business directly, where applicable.

    Anti Money Laundering Regulations
    Regulations require Savills to conduct various checks on purchasers and tenants. Further details are available upon request.

Local information

  • Located in Gosport, Hampshire, at 1 Clarence Road, PO12 1BB, The Clarence Tavern is ideally situated within a short, five-minute walk from the town centre and the Gosport ferry. The property is located on the corner of Clarence Road and Mumby Road approximately 0.25 miles north of High Street whilst the Gosport ferry terminal is 0.5 miles south east. This ferry directly links to Portsmouth and its numerous attractions, including the Royal Naval Dockyard and the new Millennium Tower. The tavern's location in a quieter part of the town makes it an excellent spot for both tourists and business travellers. It offers convenient access to key destinations, only 10 minutes from J11 of the M27 and about 1.5 hours by train to London. The Clarence Tavern is also within easy reach of the New Forest and the Cathedral Cities of Winchester and Chichester, adding to its appeal as a destination.
  • Gosport has approximately 80,000 permanent residents with a further 10,000 during the summer months. It is part of the South Hampshire conurbation and lies on a peninsula on the western side of Portsmouth Harbour opposite the City of Portsmouth, to which it is linked by a pedestrian ferry.
  • The immediately surrounding area is in mixed use comprising residential, industrial and retail. In addition, there is a day nursery nearby along Mumby Road whilst the Gosport Masonic Hall is further along Clarence Road and the Old Chapel Community Centre is opposite.

Energy performance

C (72)

Available space

Namesq ftsq mAvailability
Basement - Cellar432.1040.14Available
Ground - Ground floor2,365219.72Available
1st - First Floor1,582.40147.01Available
2nd - Second floor233.6021.70Available