For Sale

The Dragons Back

Welcome to The Dragons Back, the highest pub in the Brecon Beacons National Park, a Country Inn with plenty of accommodation, b&b rooms, bunkhouses and a campsite.

For Sale

2.25 acres site

40 beds – yes 40 !

4 B&B rooms, 3 Bunkrooms, Shepherds Hut & camp site

3 car parks for 50+ vehicles

Large pub terrace with it’s own lighting and power outlets, built in fire pit/bbq and stream running through it

Fully equipped self-catering kitchen

Range of outbuildings, log store,drying room & workshop

Extensive storage cellars

Drying room

2 bedroomed private accommodation

Pub with seating for 70+, two log burners and pool table

Large private gardens with huge range of plants, trees, raised beds, 2 streams and small waterfall

Located in a stunning part of the Brecon Beacons National Park equidistant from Crickhowell, Brecon and Hay On Wye.

 

After eleven years of solid hard work – sorry, moderate part time work, we have decided to put The Dragons Back on the market, practically all the information about the business is on this website, but for potential purchasers, and nosey parkers, I will attempt to put the most salient details on this page.

 

The site covers an area of approx 2.25 acres, this includes the pub, private accommodation, B&B rooms, commercial Kitchen, self catering kitchen, storage cellars and workshop.

There are a total of three car parks for over 50 vehicles, a substantial pub terrace with built in fire pit, stream running through the middle of it, seating for approx 50 and large pergola, with stunning views.

The bunk house has three separate dormitories, each with their own en-suite bathrooms, a six bed, a ten bed and a twelve bed – 28 beds in total, plus a drying room and self catering dining kitchen.

On the far side of the bunkhouse, is the camp site, this has it’s own separate entrance, car park, two toilets, a shower and a sink, we usually try to cap the numbers at 30 campers, the camp site is very popular with Duke of Edinburgh groups.  There is also a Shepherds Hut that sleeps two, has light and power and it’s own private bathroom on site.

We also have large private garden areas two large sheds both 16 ft x 8 ft and loads of trees plants etc and a couple of streams that run through the site, raised bed areas, we even have our own bridge with a waterfall.

There are four B&B rooms, three of them en-suite and one of them has its own private bathroom, they sleep a total of ten guests, the private accommodation consists of a good sized living room, two double bedrooms (one currently used as an office), and a bathroom.

THE BUSINESS

Initially we ran The Dragons Back as a traditional pub business, open every day, with plenty of staff, but after a couple of years we decided we wanted to spend less time actually running the business,(running a pub 7 days a week is very hard work) and more time for ourselves, so we gradually cut back our opening hours.

For approximately seven years we have run The Dragons Back as a genuine lifestyle business, ( I know a lot of business’, especially pubs are called a lifestyle business, when in fact there isn’t the potential to increase turnover, but this pub could definitely easily increase trade if you want to put the effort in) the pub has usually only been open Friday evenings from 6 pm and all day Saturday from 12.30 pm. We have always closed for a fortnight at Christmas, and never opened on Bank Holidays.

Due to our short opening hours, we only have one very part time member of staff.

We have been very happy to just pay our bills and have a a very good life/work balance, with plenty of free time. We have a lot of repeat business, the remainder being mainly generated through our own website.Our customers come from all over the UK, and we always have a fair smattering of guests from overseas. We spend very little on marketing and have never used online booking platforms such as Booking.com.

If you check out our reviews on TripAdvisor, Google and Facebook etc, you’ll see we’ve got a very good reputation.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Undoubtedly there is huge scope for any new owner, with the amount and range of accommodation, there has always been a demand for us to extend our opening hours, allow guests to book for a single nights accommodation,  provide breakfast for campers, and do a Sunday roast. Undoubtedly the use of online booking platforms would increase the number of guests with attendant increases in food & drink turnover.

The business has been maintained to a very high order with a great deal of investment in refurbishment.

Or the inn could become a destination food place, it’s in a cracking location beside the A479, there is a huge amount of space inside and out, plus loads of parking on site. Nearby we have The Royal Welsh show, Haye On Wye Festival, The Green Man, Brecon Jazz festival and Crickhowell Walking Festival.

Or you could just tick over, and have plenty of time to enjoy living in a stunning situation.

 

WHY ARE WE SELLING ?

If it’s such a marvellous place to live, and the business could work on so many different levels, why are we selling ?

We have lived and worked here for eleven years, and are now ready to fully retire, and enjoy even more free time.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED

And you have not had a pub before – think long and hard about it. Owning and running a country pub is a dream for many people, but it’s not appropriate for everyone, even if you run it on our reduced hours.

We will only talk to serious potential purchasers – that is those people who are currently in a position to buy, or can demonstrate that they could be in the near future. Viewings are by appointment only, for serious potential purchasers.

 

PURCHASE PRICE £599,000

 

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