3 bed for sale in The Kings Head, Church Street, Merriott (ref: 11917613)


Key Features

  • Freehold Public House with Accommodation
  • Public House since 1696
  • Vendor Happy to work with you for a 1 month handover
  • Grade II Listed Public House with Skittles Alleys and Outside Entertainment Areas
  • The Only Active Public House in the Village

Virtual Tour

FREEHOLD - It is often said that the local public house is the beating heart of any village. The Kings Head on Church Street is now the only functioning public house in the large village of Merriott and has been in operation since 1696! YES, 1696! The current owner, a well known local bought the pub several years ago as it was apparent to him and his family that the village needed should always have a focal point to socialise, relax and provide a setting for various functions. Merriott is very well located with ease of access to the A303 only a few miles North and Crewkerne with its mainline train station only a few miles to the South. We have on file the accounts for 2020 and 2021 and these show a continual profit despite the pub only been open on a part-time basis. With a fine reputation, catering to the local community and a captive audience as well as a central location which is easily accessed from many local villages allied with the capacity for growth this historic public house is definitely worth a look whether you want a full-time occupation or are looking at something to tide you over in retirement. To the front there is a private parking area for patrons across the road. There is a main front door opening to the pub interior, side driveway which provides access for deliveries and the separate function hall which houses two skittles alleys which are also used for entertainment such as weddings, Christmas lunches and dinners as well as other local functions. The rear has a covered terrace area with heating and seating and then a pub garden with an entertainment area (The Kings Shed), ideal for those summer garden parties and outdoor parties. If you have ever been tempted by the idea of running your own business, then this may be just the ticket to dip your toes in the water as the owner and his family are happy to stay on board for a month to help you get set up and running. The sale price will include all goodwill, fixtures, fittings, equipment and furniture making this a wonderful turn-key opportunity to take over a successful established community treasure.

Stamp Duty Due

Based on a sale price of £450,000 the total amount of stamp duty payable will be:


Last updated: The calculator has been updated to reflect changes in stamp duty following the Mini Budget on 23rd September 2022.

* This value is based on the standard rate and not applicable to first-time buyers or buy-to-let / second home buyers.

Further Details

  • Status: Available
  • Reference: 11917613