Independent pub group toasts new lease at the Punchbowl Inn, Surrey

24 October 2016

International real estate advisor Savills, on behalf of a private family estate, has let the Punchbowl Inn near Ockley, Surrey to independent pub group Time Well Spent on a new free of tie lease agreement. 

The Grade II listed public house, which dates back to the 17th Century, comprises a three section bar and restaurant on the ground floor and a first floor function room with additional customer seating in an external terraced area and beer garden.  The property has many original period features including an inglenook fireplace and flagstone floor.

Time Well Spent was established in 2002 by husband and wife Marc and Maureen Jones.  The business operates a selection of leased and freehold pub restaurants in Surrey and Sussex with a focus on creating good quality drinking environments and food offers in semi rural locations.  Time Well Spent has carried out extensive refurbishments at many of its venues including the Sportsman in Mogador, the Black Horse in Reigate and the Plough & Furrow in Smallfield. 

Located in the rural Okewood Hill area close to the Surrey and Sussex border, the Punchbowl Inn offers panoramic views of Leith Hill and the surrounding countryside.  The nearest village is Ockley which is situated 1.7 miles north of the property.

Chris Bickle, director in the licensed leisure team at Savills, comments: “This traditional public house has been part of Okewood Hill’s history for several centuries and after an extensive selection process we are pleased to have secured a deal with Time Well Spent.”

Marc Jones of Time Well Spent adds: “Time Well Spent is very happy to secure this beautiful Surrey pub into the company.  It is a fantastic example of a wonderful British public house and, with some gentle refurbishing, it will provide a great asset for the local community and surrounding area.”


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