Freehouse for sale in Cowbridge

Cowbridge, Glamorgan, CF71 7UJ | Ref: 93232
For sale
This property is marketed by:
Sidney Phillips

Key Features:

  • Vale of Glamorgan Village Freehouse & Dining Venue
  • Two section lounge bar (45)
  • Restaurant (38)
  • Second restaurant/function room (40 internal 24 external)
  • Owners accommodation
  • Trade gardens & car parking.


The village of Pendoylan is one of the most select and sought after residential locations in the whole of South Wales. It is set in the renowned Vale of Glamorgan just two miles from junction 34 of the M4 motorway adjacent to the Vale of Glamorgan Sports Complex at Hensol which houses two golf courses, Wales’ largest Health Club and a Hotel. It also houses indoor football and rugby training facilities and is the home of Cardiff City Football Club, Cardiff Blues Rugby Club and both the Welsh National Football and Rugby teams. It is seven miles from Cardiff Airport at Rhoose and it is proposed that the village should shortly be bypassed with a new link road between the M4 motorway and the A40 trunk route to Cardiff Airport.

The Red Lion is a very attractive building offering extensive and character trade areas, owners accommodation, gardens and car parking. It stands in the heart of this popular village adjacent to the Parish Church. We understand the property dates back to the 18th Century and this is reflected in many of the period features from which it benefits. The property is briefly described as follows:



The trading areas are split into two principal sections. The MAIN LOUNGE BAR, which is also utilised as a dining area, is conveniently located at the front of the property and has its own fully equipped bar servery which has panelled frontage. The room has heavily beamed ceiling, exposed stone walls, button fixed leather wall seating and loose matching Chesterfield style sofas as well as some bentwood chairs and other fixed dralon upholstered tapestry seating currently throughout this two section lounge able to cater for seated approximately 45 customers. There are fireplaces to either end of the room one having exposed stone chimney breast, beamed lintel over and cast iron log burner installed. The other having traditional wooden mantel piece but a stone flagged hearth and again cast iron solid fuel burner installed.

The RESTAURANT can be accessed from the main lounge bar or off a separate rear entrance and is separated from the lounge by a double sided fireplace again housing a further cast iron solid fuel burner. The restaurant has beamed ceiling, tapestry upholstered fixed wall seating and loose matching dining chairs currently arranged throughout for 38 diners. 

LADIES and GENTLEMEN’S TOILETS conveniently located between both trading areas.

The CATERING KITCHEN is comprehensively equipped with stainless steel panelled walls, a selection of stainless steel catering effects and work surfaces. Walk-in COLDROOM adjacent as well as DRYSTORE/PREP ROOM. To the rear of the property is a covered catering service area.

At first floor and accessed by a wide turned staircase from the lounge bar is a SECOND RESTAURANT/FUNCTION ROOM. This is called “The Lion Suite”. It has its own reception area with boarded floor and feature vaulted ceiling. With easy chairs and sofas this area can seat ten or so customers. The main room is 5m x 13m and fully furnished can seat approximately 40. There is glazed double door access onto the feature veranda which is partially covered and has stunning views over the adjacent Vale of Glamorgan rolling countryside. It is decked and can cater for up to 24 customers seated. 

A further set of LADIES and GENTLEMEN’S TOILETS. 


Arranged as follows: BEDROOM 1, double. BEDROOM 2, double. BATHROOM with suite of wash hand basin, WC and shower. DOMESTIC LOUNGE. Small KITCHEN AREA. 


There is a small seated PATIO AREA on either side of the main entrance. As previously described there is a VERANDA off the Lion Suite. To the rear is an enclosed patioed and lawned GARDEN AREA which houses timber garden seating for up to 50 or so customers. There is a lined tarmacadam CAR PARK with space for 24 vehicles. Also located in the car park is a building which has housed a shop, previously utilised as a community newsagents and general store. 

The Business

Our clients have operated the business since February 2019 as a pub and restaurant with a varied menu including Indian food as well as pizzas. We are advised takings average approximately £4,500 per week inclusive of VAT mainly from food sales. However, this is clearly a business with great potential to be a high volume dining venue as well as being positioned to have a good core locals trade. 


FREEHOLD £445,000 to include fixtures, fittings and goodwill. Stock at valuation in addition. 

No direct approach to be made to the business; please direct all communications through Sidney Phillips. Viewing strictly by appointment only. 


Under the terms of the Premises Licence the business is permitted to retail alcohol between the hours of 11.00 am and 12 midnight Monday to Saturday and 12 noon and 10.30 pm on Sundays.