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£1.25m Kent hamlet pub seeks new ownership

The Black Horse in the rural hamlet of Monks Horton in the civil parish of Folkestone and Hythe district, in Kent has come to market through Christie & Co, with a price tag of £1.25m.

The pub retains many original features including open fireplaces, low ceilings and exposed wooden beams. It offers a dining area for 100 covers, bar, and large commercial kitchen.

Accessed via a separate entrance, the venue also provides first-floor owners’ accommodation with four bedrooms, a kitchen, living area, bathroom and office.

The five-acre plot features considerable outside space including a 60-cover decked area to the front and side, a rear lawn, plus a car park for up to 60 vehicles. There's also a garage outbuilding, which is currently used for storage.

Lying approximately three miles north of Hythe and eight miles south of Ashford, The Black Horse is close to the main road and motorway, providing easy access to the premises and opportunities for passing trade.

The business has been run by the current owners, Nicola & Elsa Pomponio, for the past 17 years and they have built up a good reputation in that time, attracting repeat custom from a wide radius with a loyal following.

James Hughes, Business Agent at Christie & Co’s Maidstone office is handling the sale and comments, “The Black Horse represents a great opportunity and will attract a range of buyers with varying levels of experience due to the room for growth, especially if the five acres of land are utilised to create other income streams.

'The pub market in Kent is currently very strong and we have experienced a number of sales already this year.”