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Thatched West Sussex pub comes to market

The Thatched Inn in Hassocks, West Sussex, has been brought to market through Christie & Co, with a price tag of £170k.

Built in the 1950s, this food-led pub is nestled at the foot of the South Downs with spectacular views over the Sussex countryside to the Ditchling Beacon.

There are three separate areas for patrons on the ground floor: a restaurant which seats 55 covers, a bar for 40 guests, and a public bar with a pool table and dart board. Externally there is a trade garden which seats an additional 40 guests, plus a private owner’s garden.

The pub also houses spacious owner’s accommodation on the first floor of the building, with two double bedrooms and a single bedroom/office.

The Thatched Inn is highly rated on TripAdvisor for its excellent food and drink services. As well as a daily specials menu, it offers a fine selection of traditional real ales and fine wines which complement its food offering. The restaurant is ideally equipped to host functions and special events and there are several local clubs which use its facility for regular meetings.

Current owners David and Leisa Simmons have run the pub for 10 years and plan to sell to move to pastures new and to spend more time with their children.

The sale of this business offers a new owner the great opportunity to take on a very profitable business with a high turnover, and make it their own.

James Hughes, Senior Business Agent at Christie & Co, is handling the sale and commented, “The Thatched Inn is a lovely pub in a good location. The market in this area tends to be quite buoyant so we are expecting much of the same here.”

Ideally situated, Hassocks has both road and rail links to London and the Sussex Coast. The village is large, with a population of approximately 9,000, which is located approximately seven miles north of Brighton. Its name is believed to derive from the tufts of grass found in the surrounding fields. There is railway station in the village with Thameslink and Southern providing regular trading services to Brighton and London.