A bar in a busy high street has been put up for sale – for just under half a million pounds. Coates House in Nailsea is a popular stop off with people wanting to enjoy a morning coffee, lunch or dinner.
The bar and cafe was previously the Queen’s Head pub but was taken over by business partners James Murray and Simon Extance in 2016. The building underwent a major overhaul under the pair’s ownership, while retaining many of its original features such as log burners, fireplaces and exposed brickwork.
Coates House – named after the famous Coates Cider which was once manufactured in the town – is on the market for £495,000. It comprises a main bar and restaurant with an outdoor terrace at the front and rear of the building.
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It can sit approximately 60 customers outside and 80 inside with scope to increase by developing the roof terrace further which currently benefits from a power source. The property is arranged across two floors, with the private quarters on the first floor.
At the far end of the dining area which is located in the extension built in 2015, is the larger outdoor terrace as well as the trade kitchen, which is equipped with a gas stove, grill, fryers, fridges, freezers, wash up area and a full extract system.
The male and female customer toilets are located on the first floor. The owners’ accommodation is located on the first floor of the property and is a split-level apartment.
Currently this is accessed from a staircase internally but there is scope to create a private entrance should that benefit the new owners. There is one double bedroom and a kitchen on the first floor and the bedroom and bathroom are located on the mezzanine level.
A spokesman for agents Christie & Co Pubs and Restaurants said: “The current owners have turned the business around since their takeover. There are opportunities to build the business , one of which would come from utilising the roof terrace space which requires some further development but does already have a power supply and planning consent in place which could increase the outdoor capacity by a further 50 covers
“The current owners offer, good quality, gastro food but with a generous commercial kitchen and multiple trading areas, there is scope to further develop the food offering.” To find out more contact 03333 443160.