A WINCHESTER restaurant that closed during the lockdown is on the market.

Savills, on behalf of a private client, has brought to market the former Loch Fyne restaurant at 18 Jewry Street, with a guide rent of £115,000 per annum.

The 16th century Tudor building is one of Winchester’s most prominent and unique buildings.

Located in a prime location the Grade II listed character restaurant offers c. 4,526 sq ft (420 sq m) of space across ground and first floor trading areas. On the ground floor there is a bar servery with fireplace, small trade area, storage and two flights of stairs leading to the first floor restaurant. There is a basement and a modern extension to the rear of the property. In total the restaurant and trading areas can accommodate approximately 150 covers. There is also a central courtyard with outdoor seating for approximately 26.

Jewry Street benefits from good levels of passing footfall being located on a route that leads from the High Street to the mainline railway station and nearby library and theatre.

Operators in the vicinity include Wagamama, Brasserie Blanc, Prezzo, Turtle Bay, Josie’s, Dim T and Bangkok Bistro. The area also benefits from proximity to a local office and residential population.

Chris Bickle, director in the Licensed Leisure team at Savills Southampton, said: “This is arguably one of Winchester’s most loved and historic restaurant properties; it has an abundance of original character features whilst benefitting from contemporary ancillary space. We expect to attract interest from a wide range of businesses, both from the southern region and nationally.”