Lot 39


Bull Tavern, Common Lane, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2BS
Bull Tavern, Common Lane, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2BS
Sold £400,000

This historic public house is a local landmark, located at the corner of Newton Hill (A357) and Common Lane in the pretty Dorset village of Sturminster Newton. The pub is, at present, closed and requires refurbishment, but has obvious scope for re-opening, with bar and restaurant areas and a former skittle alley and owner/manager accommodation.

The Bull is sited on a plot of 0.83 hectares (2 acres)situated to the south and west of the existing building. Outline Planning Consent has been granted to develop the adjoining land with 17 residential dwellings.


Outline Planning Permission has been granted under application no. 2/2017/1912/OUT on 27th July 2021 to develop land by the erection of up to 17 No. dwellings, from new vehicular access, car parking, extended garden and associated works relating to The Bull Tavern, with roads, parking, landscaping and ancillary works. (Outline application to determine access, layout and scale), subject to conditions.

A copy of the Planning Consent and accompanying documents may be downloaded from the Local Planning Authority Website, www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.

Site Measurements

The whole site extends to 0.83 hectares (2 acres)

Freehold with Vacant Possession


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