On the Market: Historic Inn in Quakertown
Your circle of friends will expand exponentially if you make this popular gathering spot your home.
“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.
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:
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?)
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.
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:
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.
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
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 [Dave Spencer | Weichert Realtors-Center City]