Historic pub on the Cotswold Way up for sale
A historic Gloucestershire pub located along the Cotswold Way footpath has gone up for sale at an asking price of almost £600,000.
The White Hart stands in the heart of Leonard Stanley near Stroud and attracts walkers along the long-distance path that runs from Chipping Campden all the way to Bath.
Established back in 1740, the inn is the essence of a Cotswold pub, with ‘little nuances that occasionally act as reminders to the heritage of the historic building”, according to the owners.
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It recently underwent a substantial refurbishment so anyone looking to take over the running of the pub would need little or no investment to continue the business.
As well as the lounge bar, there is a restaurant and seven ensuite bedrooms plus a garden for guests to relax in. Before the pandemic struck, this mellow Cotswold stone pub’s annual turnover was £310,000
Customers have previously enjoyed a game of darts inside the pub, which has a U-shaped bar and an open fireplace for those chilly winter evenings. Around 30 people can be seated in the restaurant, with 32 more covers in the bar.
The bedrooms are ranged over two floors, with the owners’ accommodation on the ground floor, with a large lounge and ensuite double bedroom.
Outside the rear garden in on two tiers with more Cotswold stone-slabbed flooring and seating for another 40 customers. There’s also a slide, swing and climbing frame within a children’s play area to keep them occupied while visitors relax with a drink. The pub is marketed by Sidney Phillips estate agents and is on the market for £595,000.