The Bell Hotel in Shepton Mallet is up for sale

A GRADE II listed pub ‘known as a music venue’ in Shepton Mallet’s High Street has been put on the market for £425,000.

Licensed real estate specialists Sidney Phillips described the Free House as a “period building well ripe for improvement” with “opportunity for ‘bed and breakfast’ activities and other commercial uses”.

The pub has approximately 660 square feet of retail space with natural wood floors and wood paneled shutters.

It has a rear dining area with a serving hatch from the kitchen, accessed from the rear hallway.

In the commercial areas of the pub there is also a bowling alley and a reception hall.

A cellar in the basement with a chilled beer storage area is accessible “by a side exterior wooden shutter”

On the first floor there is a further reception room with fireplaces at either end and two windows overlooking the market square, four double bedrooms with wash basins and an office for the owner.

The owner’s accommodation is on the second floor of the property.

The apartment has two double bedrooms, a lounge and kitchen area, a tiled bathroom and a laundry room.

THE BELL: The pub has been described as a ‘refined period building ready for improvement’

Describing the property, the Sidney Phillips sale details say: “The Bell Hotel occupies a prime commercial location overlooking the 16th century Market Cross in the center of this ancient town which stands on the road to the Fosse Way.

“The Bell Hotel is a beautiful Grade II listed period building.

“This is a prime commercial location and conducive to business development.”

The Bell Hotel has been owned by its current owner since 2015, but the business closed in March 2020.

Buyer will need to request reinstatement of building license.

As the building is Grade II listed, it does not require an energy performance certificate.

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