Carpenters Arms, Great Wilbraham

Freehold for Sale

Price: Offers in Excess of £550,000 Ex VAT

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Superb freehouse along with a building plot benefitting from full planning consent for a new 4-bedroomed residential dwelling

Key Points

  • 0.47 Acres - (0 ha)
  • Freehold for sale with the benefit of vacant possession
  • Excellent unopposed village position 8 miles from Cambridge
  • 80 internal covers - bar, lounge and restaurant
  • Trade garden and 25 parking spaces
  • Planning consent granted for new four-bedroom residential dwelling to the side of the pub (REF: S/0561/18/FL)
  • EPC Rating: F(134)


Great Wilbraham is a well-served village, located approximately 8 miles to the east of Cambridge City centre, approximately 1.5 miles from the A11. It is also home to a primary school, nursery, post office, church and recreation ground. The Carpenters Arms holds a prominent, unopposed position on the High Street at the heart of the village.


The Carpenters Arms is predominantly a two-storey brick-built property under a mixed tiled and slate roof. 

The pubs internal trade areas are characterised by atmospheric period features. They incorporate a snug, vaulted triple aspect dining area and dedicated bar replete with log burner and bar billiards. In total, 80 covers are served.

There is an extensive well-equipped commercial kitchen including prep and wash up areas. There is also male, female and disabled WCs along with a basement cellar. 

There is a large barn to the rear of the pub which is currently used as storage but has recently been utilised as a microbrewery. 

The private accommodation is all situated at first floor level and consists of 3 bedrooms, lounge and bathroom. 

Externally, there is a large trade garden and parking space for 25 vehicles. 


The area of the site, as measured from digital mapping, is approximately 0.47 acres and the ground floor footprint (GEA) extends to 290m² (3118ft²) inclusive of the rear outbuilding. 


We are advised that the public house itself is Grade II Listed and is situated within a Conservation Area. 

The site has been granted full planning consent for a four-bedroom residential dwelling to the side of the pub (REF: S/0561/18/FL). 

In addition a full application has been prepared for substantial developments to the pub and the barn. This includes adding five letting rooms, a two-bedroom self-contained residential unit and upgrades to the exisiting private accommodation. Drawings and plans can be made available upon request. 

Prospective purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries to South Cambs District Council. 


Freehold offers are invited, subject to contract and vacant possession, in excess of £550,000. Fixtures & fittings (save for personal items) and goodwill are included. SAV in addition. 

Offers for the public house excluding the plot would be considered. 

We understand that the property is opted to tax and therefore VAT will be payable in addition to the purchase price. 

Rates & Charges

Business Rates
per annum (based on a Rateable Value of £5,300)
We understand the business benefits from 100% small business rate relief
Council Tax
£1163.59 per annum (Band A)

10 High Street
Great Wilbraham
CB21 5JD