RETAIL OPPORTUNITY - West Meon
The West Meon is a destination food pub located in the heart of the Meon valley. The traditional building dates back almost 300 years and is set in the glorious countryside of the South Downs National Park.
Trading area and private accommodation
The main trading area is a large one room operation that is segregated by pillars. The West Meon has a selection of fixed and comfortable seating arrangements for approximately 130 covers, and is popular for its Sunday carvery operation. The pub also offers a large decked area to the side of the pub, which is primarily used for dining but has the potential to be utilised for larger parties, functions and meetings. The premises includes a large kitchen and to the rear of the pub, there is an external garden and children’s play area which is popular during the summer months.
The private accommodation includes three bedrooms, a separate lounge/diner and a kitchen, all in good condition.
Local area and customer base
The West Meon is situated in a country side location, surrounded by smaller villages. The nearest town to the pub is Petersfield.
The pub currently attracts mature clientele during the day and families and groups during the evening. It is popular for its Sunday carvery operation and due to its location, the pub is on a popular travel route for car and bike groups.
The West Meon currently trades at approximately £5,000, 20% wet and 80% dry. With the right operator who can continue to develop and drive sales, focus on the food offering and deliver quality customer service, the pub has the potential to achieve in excess of £20,000 per week. The focus on food is paramount and during the summer months, the site has the potential to increase its sales by around 40%.
The ideal candidate should be an experienced food operator with impeccable standards in regards to quality food and customer service. Knowledge of the local area would be beneficial however not essential.