Shillington is an affluent village approximately 10 minutes from Hitchin and within easy reach of Luton Airport. The Village has a distinctive shape made up of 5 'ends' or hamlets. Located at the north-east end of the Chiltern Hills, part of the parish lies within an area of outstanding natural beauty. There is one bar servery that then naturally splits into two areas; typically with drinkers nearer the bar and diners closer to the pub entry (approx. 48 covers), an open-hearth fireplace and original oak beams are prominent features for this cosy village pub that is also the destination drive to pub for the surrounding area. All services (kitchen, cold room and toilets) are on the ground floor level in a compact single bar operation. This is a stunning, detached, two-storey rural building with almost half an acre of land to the rear behind the large car park (18 spaces). There is a great patio area at the back of the pub with good garden space with 14 benches; there are two petanque piste’s and a children’s play area. There is a serviceable, standalone outside bar that can cope with functions in a large garden setting and is regularly used for beer festivals, village fete and calendar occasions like St. George’s Day and bank holiday extravaganza’s.
The Musgrave Arms has an excellent reputation for fresh, home-cooked food prepared in a compact but organised fully kitted kitchen with a four-burner over, fryer, microwaves and cold room storage with both fridges and freezers in. Additionally, there are solid relationships established with local shooting, farming and walking groups. There is an informal Caravan Club short term letting facility used 12-15 weekends per year within the site which provides another income stream. The pub company are looking for an experienced food operator with a proven track record of delivering great food at reasonable prices, good real ales and great service and atmosphere.
Please note that the energy performance certificate is available from the landlord.