17th century gastro pub for sale in Banbury

Sibford Road, Epwell, Banbury, Oxfordshire | Ref: 94140
For sale
This property is marketed by:
Sidney Phillips

Key Features

  • Attractive, historic 17th century gastro pub
  • 2 bar/dining areas
  • Excellent two bedroom (both en suite) owners accommodation 
  • Trade garden, car parking
  • Turnover £250,000 p.a. net of VAT from limited trading hours
  • Completely refurbished


The village of Epwell is set in the most desirable part of north Oxfordshire, 7 miles from the large market town of Banbury, north-east of the popular market town of Chipping Norton, made famous by Jeremy Clarkson’s television series ‘Clarkson’s Farm’. The village is a popular residential location which also appeals to commuters due to its proximity to the M40 at Banbury, and the A40 at Oxford and Witney to the south. 

The subject property, The Chandlers Arms, is a most attractive Grade II listed property, dating back to the 17th Century. It takes it name from candle making, reputedly with links to the internationally renowned brand, Fortnum & Mason, which started as candle makers. Indeed, the company list in their own history that Mr Mason lived in Epwell, and Mr Mason is also recorded as one of the pub’s first licensees. 

The Chandlers Arms was acquired by our client in 2021, at which time it had been closed for two years. They immediately undertook a complete refurbishment programme, the quality and depth of which will be evident to all who view. It opened six months later and has subsequently traded at an extremely healthy rate, despite limited trading hours and there being little external promotion. It is now for sale due to a new addition to an expanding family, offering a prospective purchaser the opportunity to exploit the considerable investment that has been carried out. It is briefly described as follows:

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