A grand looking building built in the 1830's as part of the original Combe Down Brewery Company with the brewery above the pub and maltings in the yard opposite.
The pub has been a stalwart for locals over the years from quarrymen, who reportedly had their own tunnel access from the local mine, to modern day locals looking to relax or enjoy live sports.
The current owner is now hoping to enjoy retirement and so is seeking a new owner to take on the freehold and inject a lease of life and new ideas into the business.
The business is situated in a residential area in a central part of the old village. Its elevated situation providing far reaching views of the Westbury White Horse hill from the first floor.
Plenty of passing trade by way of footfall with the village an attractive location for walkers/ramblers and the building itself being on a main thoroughfare through the village and bus service route to the city.
Combe Down is a highly desired village on the southern outskirts of the city. With every level of schooling and all amenities you might require it makes it very popular with families, particularly those moving from London. This in-turn has pushed the average house price up to £500k+ in the last 12 months making the village a very affluent place to reside. The one amenity the village currently lacks, and one that is always asked about, is a well run family pub/restaurant.
The pub is operational and ready to be re-opened as it stands today. Any future owner may wish to refurbish or redecorate prior to this.
There is potential to utilise some of the first floor rooms as dining spaces as these afford lovely far reaching valley views.
You will see on the floorplan that there is plenty of live-in staff accommodation. Further accommodation could be created out of what is currently the old skittle alley and garage. This could be for staff or utilised as short term holiday accommodation. Likewise there is potential to use the small coach house as further single room accommodation.
The car park to the front aspect offers parking for at least a dozen or so vehicles at present. A new owner might look to reduce the parking space and create a large outdoor terrace seating/dining area to the front of the building with its southerly aspect.
Combe Down sits on a level ridge approximately 1.25 mile (2 km) to the south of Bath city centre. It sits at an altitude of 500ft and hence has always been renowned for its clean air quality with many moving from the city for this reason. The village is adjoined to the north by large areas of natural woodland with public footpaths offering stunning panoramic views overlooking the city and equally gratifying views of the Cotswold (AONB) valleys to the south.
There is simply no other village like it on the outskirts of the city with such a wide range of local amenities and schooling. This makes it a very popular place for families and those looking for an area with a rural feeling but still within walking distance of the city.
Locally there is an abundance of amenities with doctor’s surgery, Bath BMI Clinic, dentist, two pharmacies, highly reputed car garage, award winning delicatessen, fish and chip shop, hair salon, builders merchants, beauty therapist, bakery and Co-op mini-markets. On the western edge of the village is a Tesco Express with petrol station and a large Sainsburys supermarket can also be found in neighbouring Odd Down. Nearby you will also find the excellent country club spa hotel Combe Grove Manor, which provides fine dining, gymnasium, spa treatments, swimming facilities and tennis courts both indoor and outdoor. There is also a new development being built in the village called Mulberry Park. An award winning development of 700 new homes and currently becoming one of Bath’s finest, new residential communities. With a new primary school, children’s nursery, cafe and state-of-the-art leisure and business facilities, with further amenities to follow, Mulberry Park will also build Bath’s first new park for 100 years.
The local bus service provides quarter hourly services during the day into the city. For the walkers among you Bath Spa station is a shade over 1.2 mile from the village and you are also afforded a plethora of countryside walks into an 'area of outstanding natural beauty' minutes from the village itself.
Extends to 0.21 acre.
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The King William IV
In 1805 a lease was divided into three strips of ground off of Combe Road between Samuel Nowell and William Hulonce. In 1817 a part was conveyed to Jonathan Rudman, mason. According to Professor Richard Irving the pub was built in 1824 by Job Salter as a house and brewery. By 1851 the Hulonce family, like many quarry masters were in financial difficulties. They sold the term of their 99 year lease to Henry Morrish (1807 – 1892) a wine and spirit merchant at 9 Argyle Street who was married to Amelia Maria Futroye (1806 – 1853). Morrish paid off the £413 15s. 2d mortgage and entered into a partnership with Thomas Hine (1819 – 1868), landlord of the King William who married Ann Louisa Miles (1824 – 1869).
Together Morrish and Hine developed the Combe Down Brewery, with the brewery above the pub and maltings in Ralph Allan Yard.
By 1866, Thomas Hine had handed over the pub to John Croker, while he continued to run the brewery and malthouse. John Croker Henry Morrish were still listed in the directory in 1883.
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