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Blue Ball Inn

Sidford, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 9QL
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Self-Employed Management Opportunity


Cask Ale
Beer Garden
External Drinking Area
Catering Kitchen
Function Room
Letting Rooms
Team Games
  • Cask Ale
  • Beer Garden
  • External Drinking Area
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Function Room
  • Letting Rooms
  • Team Games
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Wi-Fi


This pub offers a traditional feel and is thatched with a warm and welcoming interior

Ingoing Cost: £5,295.00
Rent: N/A
Agreement Type: Self Employed Management
Reference Number: 9MTS0A / 680298

The stated ingoing figures are correct at point of advertising. Please be aware there may be additional costs.

Property Features:

Sidford is an attractive village by the river in Devon, home to over two thousand people. There are interesting buildings and a fabulous Norman Pack Horse bridge which spans the River Sid. The local area is a popular destination for artists and photographers. It offers some delightful scenery close by, and just a couple of miles away lies the charming seaside town of Sidmouth. Sid Vale Heritage Centre has an interesting story waiting to be shared. For lovers of the great outdoors, there is cycling through the picturesque Sid Valley, walking on Mutters Moor, or strolling around the Pecorama Pleasure Gardens where kaleidoscopic flowers dazzle it’s a great spot. There’s also a model railway, crazy golf and the Beer Heights Light Railway. It really is a great place to visit all year round and run your business.

Inside, the property has the ambience and atmosphere of an authentic Devon, country pub. It offers open fires and seating areas with plenty of nooks and crannies, which make it feel intimate wherever you sit. The pub is mostly open-plan but with three main areas and the bar area faces out to these, providing easy access for customers wherever they sit.

Outside there is a garden with decked area, garden gazebo and garden benches – making it a welcoming spot in the warm weather.

The pub offers “easy access” letting room situated on the ground floor and a further eight rooms on the 1st floor. They are all en-suite and sleep at least two guests; with a mix of double rooms and rooms whereby beds can be set up to be either a double or twins.

The landlords are looking to refresh this pub to ensure it is in excellent condition for its next team. This will entail improvements to décor, furnishings and furniture to ensure this warm and welcoming pub looks at its best. Externally, the property will be redecorated, some new signage installed, and they will also ensure the maintenance of the thatched roof.

Trading Style:

The Blue Ball, Sidford, despite its traditional appearance, is actually one of the landlords newest pubs, having been completely rebuilt in 2007. The pub was remodelled on the existing footprint of the property and done in such a way that it still retains its appealing charm and character. The pub is prominent on the main road through Sidford when heading to (or from) Lyme Regis so has regular passing trade. This pub is a true community hub for local residents, and the landlords would like to see this be maintained. There is fantastic potential to continue to develop the food within this business and the main reason to visit, for many of the guests, is the delicious Sunday Roast and home-cooked food throughout the week as well as a relaxing break in one of the nine guest bedrooms. The business also offers a function room, popular for meetings and celebrations, as well as housing the skittle teams – it is a very versatile space that has its own private garden area, so there are lots of opportunities.

You should be a skilled operator, with experience in running a larger scale hospitality business, managing a team and ensuring an excellent experience and service for every customer and skilled and providing welcoming accommodation for your guests.

Ideally, this would suit a partnership who are dedicated to delivering high standards of service and outstanding pub food. As such, catering experience is essential whether this is within the pub industry or similar.  You will also have a clear vision of how to ensure manage the business so that it stands out from the competition.

Private Accommodation:

Accommodation details to be confirmed.

Key Financial Information

Please note that the energy performance certificate is available from the landlord

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