On the Market: Historic Inn in Quakertown

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Living room of owner’s quarters, 625 Old Bethlehem Pike, Quakertown, Pa. 18951 | Bright MLS photos via Weichert Realtors

“Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name
And they’re always glad you came
You want to go where people know
That troubles are all the same
You want to go where everyone knows your name”

—Theme from “Cheers”

If you’re the type who enjoys hanging out with friends and neighbors at the corner pub, I’ve got just the house for you today.

Living in this historic house for sale in Quakertown, you’ll have no problem going to the pub to hang out with your friends and neighbors, for the pub’s on the main floor, one flight of stairs down from your residence.

And I guarantee you that not only will everyone know your name, you’ll be the most popular person for miles around.

house for sale quakertown raven's nest exterior front

Exterior front

This handsome building has served as an inn since its completion in 1741. For the last 28 years, locals have known it as the Raven’s Nest. The business and its liquor license are included with the sale, so you’ll be ready to roll the moment you move in.

Here’s what your new circle of friends will experience when they come to call:

house for sale quakertown raven's nest bar and grill

Bar and grill

house for sale quakertown raven's nest dining room

Dining room

house for sale quakertown raven's nest dining room fireplace

Dining room fireplace

house for sale quakertown raven's nest dining room stage view

Dining room, view from stage

The restaurant seats 70 and has five beer taps as well as a performance space. It also has a pool table, dart board and horseshoe pits. Haycock Township has already approved plans to add a sunroom and deck to the property.

(The reason you see snow and holiday decorations everywhere in the photos is because they were taken when this property went on the market this past winter. Just imagine what this place must look like right now when everything’s lush and green. Now add a sunroom and deck to the pictures in your head. Interested now?)

house for sale quakertown raven's nest kitchen

Kitchen

Its kitchen had professional-grade fixtures installed recently. This may be one of the very few kitchens I’ve featured where installing a professional-grade range to go with those fixtures really is a must, especially if you’d like to upgrade the Raven’s Nest’s bill of fare.

house for sale quakertown raven's nest owner's dining room

Owner’s dining room

You and your closer friends and relatives will also take your meals from this kitchen, for it also serves the owner’s dining room on the main floor.

Your living quarters are on the second floor. The living room appears at the top of this post. Here’s what the rest of the residence looks like:

house for sale quakertown raven's nest bedroom

Bedroom

house for sale quakertown raven's nest bathroom

Bathroom

house for sale quakertown raven's nest office

Office

The third-floor attic has plenty of storage space and could be used to enlarge your living quarters.

The house also includes a studio with separate electric service and deck and a screened-in enclosure that currently serves as a dog kennel.

house for sale quakertown raven's nest view of inn from parking lot entrance

View of inn from parking lot entrance

The entire property includes the lot across Old Bethlehem Pike that holds the inn’s parking lot. It’s large enough that you could build something on it as well and pocket some extra income to help pay your mortgage and business expenses.

You could conceivably buy this handsome rustic public house for sale and hire someone to run the business for you, but why would you want to do that? Isn’t having fun with a bunch of people who know your name the point?

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 3

BATHS: 1 (plus toilets in restaurant)

SQUARE FEET: 4,268, plus two lots that total 8.22 acres

SALE PRICE: $1,000,000

OTHER STUFF: Because the working pub is included in the sale, this is a commercial listing, not a residential one. There may be additional considerations you will need to take into account when applying for a mortgage; consult your agent and lender if you’d like to purchase this property.

625 Old Bethlehem Pike, Quakertown, Pa. 18951[1] [Dave Spencer | Weichert Realtors-Center City]

Endnotes:
  1. 625 Old Bethlehem Pike, Quakertown, Pa. 18951: https://www.weichert.com/search/offices/propertylisting.aspx?p=81505536&ldview=ldsummary

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