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Entrepreneurs trade up to freehold

23 May 2005
Entrepreneurs trade up to freehold

Local licensed operators Fran Bradshaw and Adrian Reigate have expanded their empire with the purchase of their first freehold business at The Blue Ball Inn, Sampford Moor, Somerset. The pair also owns a leasehold business in nearby Wellington. One of The Blue Ball Inn's biggest attractions is the extensive trade garden, providing 75-plus covers within a child-friendly area. The inn, which sold for £390,000, also features a lounge/bar with 20 covers, and a main bar leading to a skittle alley and function room with 50 covers. Owner's accommodation includes two living areas, the first has three bedrooms, a lounge and bathroom; the second an open-plan lounge/diner, galley kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The agent was Stonesmith of Exeter.

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