Wednesday 28th July 2004 10:57
Kendal pub company scoops up the Bridge End Inn
Small local pub company MGH Enterprises of Kendal has bought the Bridge End Inn at Kirkby Thore, Cumbria, from David Mellor and Rosemary Grimshaw, who are retiring, for close to £225,000. The property has two bars, one with seating for 22 people and the other for 30 people. There is also four-bedroom owner's accommodation. The agent was PF&K Commercial.
Pub owned by Dick Turpin's family is sold
The Three Kings Inn in the village of Threekingham, Lincolnshire, has been sold for just below its asking price of £350,000. The pub is steeped in history, dating back to the 16th century. It's believed to have housed King Henry VIII, and was run by highwayman Dick Turpin's mother-in-law in the early 18th century. The inn has two bars, each with a capacity of 30, a 60-capacity function room and four-bedroom accommodation for the owners. The new owners are Paul Gregson and his wife. Christie & Co was the agent.
Birmingham hotel sold for close to £575,000
Leicester hotelier Ivan Davies has bought the 23-bedroom Park hotel in Birmingham. The three-storey hotel, which has an owner's flat, was bought for close to £575,000. Former owners Sue and David Griffiths are retiring. The agent was Fleurets.
Norfolk hotel fetches close to £375,000
The three-diamond Wereham House hotel in Thetford town centre, Norfolk, has been sold for close to £375,000. The eight-bedroom property has been sold to Hertfordshire couple Andrew and Caroline Blyth. It has a cocktail bar and a restaurant to seat about 45 diners. The agent was Christie & Co.
Baggett and Ellis set a course for Shropshire
The 18th-century Navigation Inn at Maesbury Marsh, near Oswestry, Shropshire, has been sold for more than £500,000 through agent Colliers Robert Barry. Marketing consultant Brent Ellis and radio producer Mark Baggett, from the South Coast, are the buyers. The canalside property has a 32-seat bistro and an 80-seat resaurant as well as a bar. Letting accommodation comprises two bedrooms.
Smuggler's Inn leasehold sold for about £340,000
The Smuggler's Inn on the high street of Milford on Sea, Hampshire, has been sold for close to £340,000 for the leasehold. Sean Fitzgerard of Waggon Inns is the buyer. The Grade II-listed pub has a bar to seat 110 customers and a beer garden that backs on to a stream. For the owners there is three-bedroom accommodation plus a private garden. Christie & Co was the agent.
Businessman opts for the Farmhouse
Local businessman Neil Moore has bought the Farmhouse Inn in Thaxted, Essex, for more than £675,000. Previous owners Adrian and Lorraine Lloyd had the pub, a former 16th-century farmhouse, for 12 years, but are now retiring and moving to Cornwall. The property has a lounge bar, 11 letting bedrooms and a two-bedroom owner's flat. There is also a 50-seat restaurant converted from the next-door barn and stables. The agent was Christie & Co.