Skip to main content Skip to footer

Pub/bar for sale

£31,250 Offers in region of

Talaton Road, Whimple, Exeter EX5

Interested in this property? Call +44 1803 268798 * or

* Calls to this number will be recorded for quality, compliance and training purposes.

Property features

  • Fabulous Village Inn in the Heart of this Sought after East Devon Community
  • Substantial and Particularly Well Presented Property
  • 3 Interconnecting Character Trading Areas Comprising Restaurant (86+ covers)
  • Fully Equipped Commercial Kitchen, Spacious 3 Bed Owners Flat
  • Turnover in the Region of £500,000 Per Annum

Property description

The property is situated in the heart of the beautiful village of Whimple, approximately 1 mile North of the old A30 road and 1 ½ miles from the new dual carriageway. Whimple is a village in East Devon, situated approximately 10 miles due East of the city of Exeter and 3 miles from the nearest town of Ottery St. Mary. The village is centred around the 19th Century village square and Norman Church. Through the Square runs a small stream which is one of the many local tributaries of the River Clyst, which in turn feeds into the River Exe. The Village has a great community spirit with many groups, clubs and organisations, many of whom use the Thirsty Farmer as a meeting place. The area is soon to significantly benefit from the new Cranbrook Railway Station which will service the surrounding area and the newly developed town, with over 2,900 dwellings being built as part of the initial phase. Whimple is ideally situated for visiting the beautiful East Devon area and coastline (Jurassic Coast) and is only a 15 minute drive from the City of Exeter. Communications to this area are excellent with Exeter Airport being only 10 minutes away and the M5 Motorway network just beyond that. A handsome 2 storey detached Victorian property with painted and rendered elevations under a pitched slate roof. The property sits on a generous plot with 3 gardens surrounding the building and car park.

The property briefly comprises:-
Main Entrance porch leading to:

Main trading areas

Arranged as a large open plan trading area, full of character with low beams, panelled ceilings and focal central timber topped and panel fronted bar servery. The trading floor is split into 3 areas, all interconnecting, arranged as follows:

Top restaurant

34 covers with seating at a selection of timber tables with upholstered trestle and spindle back chairs. Light and airy room with on a slightly raised level with double doors to trade garden. Tongue and groove timber painted panelling to dado height and carpeted. This room can be divided with removable sliding doors for private functions.

Bottom restaurant

Continued in the same style with seating for 18 at oblong and circular timber tables. Centrally positioned exposed brick fireplace with chalk board over.

Main bar

Occupying the corner and rear section of the trading floor, again continued in the same style as before with separate fireplace and painted timber tongue and groove panelling to walls. Separate Bar Servery (which interconnects with the main Bar Servery). Seating for 24 at table and chairs with a further 10 + at bar stools and free standing chairs around the Sports area. Wall mounted Dart Board (x2). Pool table (on lease), table football (on lease) and flat screen TV over large open real fire. Part carpeted, part stripped wood flooring.

Bar servery

Electronic cash register, bottle fridge, wall mounted optics, glass washer; interlinking with:-

Main bar servery

Back bar fittings and optics display, electronic cash register, sink and drainer, cigarette machine (not owned).



2 wc's, 3 urinals, wash hand basin, tiled wall, non slip flooring.


2 wc's, wash hand basin in vanity unit. Tiles walls, carpeted.

Ground floor beer cellar

Temperature controlled with delivery access to outside.

Commercial kitchen

Swing door leading to substantial and fully equipped commercial kitchen with part tiled walls, non-slip flooring, 6 ring gas range and oven. Full extraction, double deep fat fryer, single deep fryer, various stainless steel work benches, bain marie x2, Rationale turbo oven, further sink and drainer. Commercial dish washer, 3 commercial microwaves, various refrigeration, prep area with coffee making service. Door to outside:-

Utility area

With walk -in freezer. Door to:-

Outside service yard

Propane gas tanks and further walk - in fridge. Private vegetable garden. Gated access leading to further garden area currently unused however with huge potential.

Outside fire escape

And access to:-

Private flat

Main door leading to:-


domestic kitchen

With fitted units and plumbing for washing machine and dryer. Part carpeted, part laminate flooring. Walk-in cupboard with boiler.

Living room

With walk-in cupboard.

3 double rooms
All with good proportions and high ceilings.

Family bathroom

Bath and electric shower over. WC and wash hand basin, tiled walls, laminate flooring.

Drying room

Housing 2 boilers. This room could be used for alternative purposes.

Loft space

Separate staircase and access off kitchen, suitable for habitation but currently used for storage.


Rear Beer garden, part patio, part grass with access from the Top the front of the pub there is a pretty Beer Garden with pub bench seating for 80 plus.

In and out driveway

car park

Located to the side of the property.

General information

rateable value

£33,900. Council Tax B. For information, we advise you to contact the Local Authority, Exeter City Council Tel:


The Thirsty Farmer is a well-established and highly successful Village Inn located in a lovely community in this rather special part of Devon.The business has been developed into one of the leading pubs in the vicinity with its healthy mix of wet and food trading, allowing it to retain its character as a 'proper' pub. The Thirsty Farmer is at the heart of the village with a huge local and regular following, which swells during the summer months with the influx of visitors to this area. Unlike some pubs in the South West, the Thirsty Farmer has a particularly strong winter trade with its roaring open fires making this a cosy place to visit in the colder months of the year.The pub has a good sporting pedigree being home to several teams. Other events include live music once a month and a weekly quiz. The Thirsty Farmer is also a popular venue to hold functions, private parties and wakes given its size and flexible space.

Business continued

The trade is approximately 60 % wet led although the food is extremely popular with 'higher end' pub food being served daily. The menu and specials board have a good selection of pub classic and more adventurous dishes with a special selection from the chargrill.The business is operated by the owner with a compliment of full time and part time staff. The Thirsty Farmer opens from 12 till 3pm and 6 till 11.30pm Monday to Thursdays and opens all day on Saturdays and Sundays.


We have been informed that the property is connected to mains electricity, water and drainage. The property is centrally heated throughout (lpg) and has 2 main boilers.


The property is being offered on a Retail Partnership Tenancy on behalf of the EI Group. Guide rent of £35,000 per annum, payable weekly in advance.

EPC rating C

The proposed agreement: Retail partnership tenancy
Please see for more information. However EI are prepared to discuss other partnership agreements. EI will also discuss, your purchasing options (Wines, spirits, cask, minerals and flavoured alcoholic beverages) which you can choose all, a combination or none. Tie release fees will apply.

Property info

What Zoopla users think of Whimple

Overall rating:

  • currently 4.5 stars
Very good - 87%

Ratings breakdown:

  • currently stars
Community & safety
  • currently stars
Entertainment & nightlife
  • currently stars
Parks & recreation
  • currently stars
Restaurants & shopping
  • currently stars
Schools & public services
  • currently stars
Transport & travel

Rate Whimple:

Tell us what you think of this area by rating these categories.
Please note your vote will only be counted once.

Community & safety
  • currently stars
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Entertainment & nightlife
  • currently stars
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Parks & recreation
  • currently stars
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Restaurants & shopping
  • currently stars
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Schools & public services
  • currently stars
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Transport & travel
  • currently stars
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Nearby transport

  • Whimple (0.1 miles)
  • Cranbrook (Devon) (3.2 miles)
  • Feniton (3.3 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (3.5 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (43.4 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (50.7 miles)
  • Topsham Ferry Landing (7.7 miles)
  • Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing (7.7 miles)
  • Topsham Lock Ferry Landing (7.8 miles)

Nearby schools

View all schools in East Devon
  • Whimple Primary School (0.1 miles)
  • Rockbeare Church of England Primary School and Pre-School (2.2 miles)
  • Clyst Hydon Primary School (2.6 miles)
  • Wesc Foundation College (7.6 miles)
  • Exeter Tutorial College (7.8 miles)
  • Exeter Mathematics School (8.2 miles)
  • Cranbrook Education Campus (2.1 miles)
  • The King's School (3.0 miles)
  • Clyst Vale Community College (3.8 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

Local info for East Devon

About the neighbours in EX5

AskMe Q&A for East Devon

Ask a question

See all AskMe Q&A in East Devon

For more information about this property, please contact
Bettesworths, TQ1 on +44 1803 268798 * (local rate)

Contact Bettesworths about this property

Enter details
    Morning (8am-noon)
    Afternoon (noon-5pm)
    Evening (5pm-9pm)
  1. Characters remaining: 500

By submitting this form, you accept our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. When you click 'Send message''Request valuation', we will pass your personal data to the selected estate agents so that those agents can respond to your request for information or to arrange a viewing. valuation request.


Property descriptions and related information displayed on this page, with the exclusion of Running Costs data, are marketing materials provided by Bettesworths, and do not constitute property particulars. Please contact Bettesworths for full details and further information. The Running Costs data displayed on this page are provided by Zoopla to give an indication of potential running costs based on various data sources. Zoopla does not warrant or accept any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the property descriptions, related information or Running Costs data provided here.

Properties on the market nearby

6 more properties like this

View all Talaton Road commercial property for sale