Ancient Shepherds, Fen Ditton

Freehold for Sale

Price: Offers in Excess of £600,000 Ex VAT (exc VAT if applicable)

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Charming village pub less than 3 miles from Cambridge City centre

Key Points

  • 232 sq m Gross External Area - (2,497 sq ft)
  • Charming Cambridge freehouse close to the River Cam
  • Beautifully presented trade areas catering for c. 70 covers
  • Well-equipped commercial kitchen with extraction
  • Dedicated car park for c. 15 vehicles
  • Planning consent for letting accommodation (Ref: S/1277/18/LB)
  • EPC Rating: D(89)


Fen Ditton lies to the North East of central Cambridge, on the banks of the River Cam. The village benefits from a Recreation Ground, Primary School and two other pubs. The Ancient Shepherds is the most prominently positioned of the three. The Ancient Shepherds lies on the High Street, just off the B1047 (Horningsea Road). This runs through the heart of the village and is heavily used by traffic heading between the City Centre and the A14 (jct 34).


This charming, Grade II listed building is predominantly arranged over two stories and has recently been comprehensively updated by our client.

The ground floor front of house has multiple interconnecting trade areas featuring period features such as open fireplaces, exposed beams and stripped wooden floorboards, all of which are served by a wooden panelled servery, catering to c. 70 covers in total. To the rear there is an entrance porch from the car park and walkway to male and female toilets.

The back of house includes a fully-equipped trade kitchen with commercial extraction, adjoining washroom, office and a store room.  The basement cellar is accessed from behind the bar.

On the first floor, the private accommodation comprises a well-presented and light two bedroom apartment, with living/dining room, kitchen and three-piece shower room.

Externally, there is a delightful trade garden which is predominantly laid to lawn and has tables providing over 30 covers, as well as further seating.  The dedicated car park provides off-road parking for c. 15 vehicles.  There is access to a large store which is divided into two rooms and has power connected.


The area of the site, as measured from digital mapping, is approximately 0.28 acres and the ground floor footprint (GEA) extends to 232m² (2,497ft²). 


We are advised that the property is Grade II Listed and situated within a Conservation Area. There is a TPO on the walnut tree in the trade garden. The property is listed as an Asset of Community Value.

Planning permission has been granted for a single storey extension to the existing outbuilding and a detached single storey 2 room accommodation. Ref S/1277/18/LB.

Prospective purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries to South Cambs District Council at or on 03450 455 215.


Freehold offers are invited, subject to contract and vacant possession, in excess of £600,000, excluding VAT - which will be payable at the prevailing rate.

Rates & Charges

Business Rates
£7,518.25 per annum (based on a Rateable Value of £15,250)
Council Tax
£1154.93 per annum (Band A)

5 High Street
Fen Ditton