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Horns Lodge Chailey

On 9 Jun 2015 at 8:45pm Country Boy wrote:
I see it is up for sale at £400,000 including accomodation. Is it me or is that cheap?
On 9 Jun 2015 at 10:05pm Skeptics Green wrote:
I do hope whoever buys it does not turn it into another Gastropub.At the moment it is a great little country pub, with food that is a more than a cut above ordinary pub food but still very good value.
On 9 Jun 2015 at 10:22pm The Old Mayor wrote:
Probably make two nice houses for the price of one. Bit like the Swan ! We losing a lot of pubs nowadays.
On 10 Jun 2015 at 6:04am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
It was on the market a couple of years ago, for a bit more iirc.
I agree it's a great pub. It would be sad to see it go, or "go gastro".
On 10 Jun 2015 at 8:12am Zebedee wrote:
It was on the market last year for £450k so the asking price has been reduced

The Grade II listed building Swan Inn in Chailey was converted into only one house (by one of the worst diy bodgit-and-scarper developers you'll ever come across, the tax dodging worm Steven Moffett).
On 10 Jun 2015 at 8:18am Mavis wrote:
We probably need 2 houses more than we need 1 pub. Only shame will be the houses will probably be £500,000 each !
On 10 Jun 2015 at 10:20am Propping up the bar.... wrote:
Wonder how long it will be before the Anchor at Ringmer disappers under sea of ne-build rabbit hutches too - its been closed for ages, and the To Let signs have been up for a while too...
Shame to see so many local pubs disappearing/at risk, but I guess thats the effect of the free market economy (and supermarkets selling cheap alcohol).
I'd like to think the closure/loss of some hostelries would increase trade, and thus viability, of others nearby, but I suspect that profits are so slim that closure and sell off makes more financial sense (even it it is a loss to the "community ammenities") than trying to carry on as a pub in many cases.
Use them or lose them I guess...
On 10 Jun 2015 at 10:58am Merlin Milner wrote:
Good to see that Dom & Tony, of the Snowdrop, are re-opening the Roebuck in Laughton tomorrow.
On 10 Jun 2015 at 12:18pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
All the best to Dom and Tony - the Roebuck ought to do well in the right hands.
Maybe we'll pop in for lunch!
On 10 Jun 2015 at 1:41pm Peasant wrote:
The Anchor at Ringmer remains empty because a greedy owner is demanding an excessive rent. As the only pub in the large Ringmer village it would be perfectly viable at a reasonable rent.
It is in the Ringmer Green conservation area, and also listed as a community asset, so converting it to little boxes would be a challenge. Someone who demolished a London pub without permission has been ordered to rebuild it brick by brick - which will cost a fortune.
Expensive stupidity is encountered in the private sector just as often as in the public sector.
Very pleased to see the Roebuck re-opening.
On 10 Jun 2015 at 5:41pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Lovely to see the Roebuck reopening, but we were over at Ripe earlier and were sad to see the Lamb shut and boarded up with for sale signs all over the place.
On 10 Jun 2015 at 6:43pm supporter wrote:
@peasant what is the Green Man in ringmer is that not a pub as well?
Green Man is a great place to go for a bite to eat.
On 10 Jun 2015 at 8:48pm Zzz.. wrote:
Not really a village pub though is it? For one, its not in the village.
On 12 Jun 2015 at 8:20am ducatipete wrote:
The trouble with selling a good pub like the HL is that buyers can't borrow money any more and so the capital value goes down. Mike and Linda paid well over the current asking price 5 or 6 years ago and spent a lot of money on it.Good luck to them.
On 12 Jun 2015 at 12:02pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Did they sell the land at the back to build a house on, or was that the previous owners?
Somebody will make a pretty profit out of that. The new houses next to the shop are on for over £400k, the one behind the pub will be on a much bigger plot.
On 13 Jun 2015 at 8:46pm Bar Fly wrote:
Worry not about the Ripe Pub - it's connected to the Bells (yes THAT pub) and very £ittle £££ will be £ost !. In fact the only £oo$er$ historically are Harveys, Ha Ha.

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