£999,750 (Guide Price) For Sale

The Lee, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

Property Summary

The Quintessential English Public House fronting a Village Green in the Affluent and Coveted Village of The Lee, The Cock & Rabbit is a detached two storey building of some 5000 sq ft. with pleasing elevations. It is well known and admired.
There are bar areas, an informal dining area, a formal dining room, small private function room, a good kitchen, storage areas and four bedroomed living accommodation. The Gardens are utilised for extensive outside eating and drinking with benched seating. There is a built brick barbeque and serving area with covering.
A single storey detached building with a flat roof and two garages with multiple living areas within, lies to the rear of the car park. This has previously been used as staff accommodation.

Property Description


The Lee,is situated within the Chiltern Hills ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ approximately 2 miles north east of Great Missenden with a railway station with trains for direct access to London Marylebone (46 mins), and 3 miles south east of Wendover. The surrounding area is well known as the home of the late, world famous author Roald Dahl and more recently has been a filming location for the TV drama ‘Midsomer Murders’. Various scenes for this have been filmed at the Cock and Rabbit.
The village has strong links with the Liberty family, Arthur Liberty the founder of the world famous Liberty store in London having bought the Manor estate from his grandparents in 1898. Since, the family has had a substantial influence over shaping the village, including the rebuilding of the village pub at which time it gained its present name ‘The Cock and Rabbit’.


Trading Areas:

A Snug Front Bar is located to the front left hand side of the building and has an 'L' shaped timber top bar servery, linking through to serving the rear trade areas. There is a working brick fireplace, the floors are carpeted and painted wallpaper walls throughout. The seating comprises fixed bench and moveable seating for approximately 15 covers.
The trade area that is linked from the servery has further casual seating for approximately 12 covers which is separated from the dining area by a wood burning stove.
A third area used for formal dining has covers of approximately 30. This has carpeted floors and double doors leading out to the large garden with extensive seating.
Ladies and gentleman's cloakrooms
Private function room with seating for approximately 12 covers
This is a formal dining restaurant area to the rear of the building with covers for approximately 46 covers with a separate bar servery to the rear right hand side. Carpeted flooring and character beamed ceilings.
Ladies and gentleman's cloakrooms
Trade Kitchen
The kitchen is of a good size with a stainless steel island, mechanical extraction, multiple fridge areas, tiled walls, and tiled floors. There are walk-in fridge freezers in a separate room leading to outside car parking under a lean-to structure.
Covered Outdoor Terrace Trading Area
This has seating over looking the garden and the surrounding fields. This can be accessed through the Graziemille restaurant and trade garden.
The cellar is accessible from the hallway by the front door with a good head height
Residential Areas:
Ground Floor: Reception /dining room, residential kitchen with dry store, wash up room and utility room.
First Floor: Reception room, three double bedrooms and one single room used as an office. Two bathrooms (one is currently not in use), and an additional separate W/C. This area is accessible from the internal trading area.


No trade is warranted or sold


A premises licence prevails. The main licensable activities are:-
Sale by retail of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises:
Monday –Saturday 10:00am–11:00pmSunday 12:00pm–10:30pm
Live music and dance: Monday –Thursday 7:30pm–10:30pm
Friday –Saturday 7:30pm–11:00pm


The property is in an area administered by Buckinghamshire Council. The 2017 Rateable Value has been assessed at £8,550. The domestic accommodation is within Band E for council tax purposes. N.B: No business rates will be paid in the tax year 2020-21.


The Property is not shown as Listed on the English Heritage Register. It is in the Conservation area.
A Certificate of Lawfulness was issued acknowledging the use for staff accommodation for the detached single storey building in the grounds.
In the past permission has been received for extension to provide further accommodation. This was not implemented and has lapsed.


The Joint Sole Agents are Fleurets Chartered Surveyors and Christopher Pallet Professional Services Chartered Surveyors. For any further information or to arrange viewings contact CJ Pallet 01296 625008 cp@cpallet.co.uk.
or Elysia Wilson- Gunn 0207 280 4700; 07810541579


The Photographs of the interior were taken pre- pandemic. The covers are currently reduced for social distancing
All prices are quoted without VAT
Subject to contract

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