The former Tantons Hotel bar and restaurant in Bideford is up for lease – seven years after a fire forced its closure.

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In May 2011 the hotel was closed due to a fire and never reopened.

But now more than £1million has been spent converting the main hotel building into eight flats and the restaurant lease has gone on the market.

The riverside venue, now known as Tantons Inn and known to have traded as an inn as far back as 1722, offers more than 3,200 sqft (297 sqm) configured as restaurant and bar with kitchen and ancillary storage.

James Doble, from agents JD Commercial, said: “The building is iconic; the majority of people will either know of the property or will have been to a function there.

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“This gives new operators the opportunity to lease refurbished premises for restaurant or bar use without having to pay any ingoing premium.”

It is thought that the premises would suit a wide variety of different trading styles. JD Commercial is quoting a rental of £25,000 per annum.

To arrange a viewing or to receive details, JD Commercial can be contacted on 01237 424053 or via