A businessman in Cambridgeshire has snapped up one of his local pubs in a bid to transform the fortunes of the Grade-II listed property and turn it into a thriving boutique business.
Chris Field recently acquired The Three Hills Pub in Bartlow and now has ambitious plans to extensively renovate and refurbish the property to see it return to its former glory.
The pub is a Grade-II listed building dating back to the 17th century when it originally opened as an alehouse in 1847. It has since become the only remaining pub facility in the village.
Home to six bedrooms, The Three Hills will now undergo extensive renovation works, with the rooms, eating area and bar space all being redesigned.
Planning permission for the project has been applied for and Field hopes the pub will be back in business and open for the public in November 2016.
Field said: “I am extremely excited about our plans for the pub, which has been the heart of Bartlow village since 1847. We believe strongly in the importance of such assets to the local community, and are keen to retain the tradition and heritage of this countryside pub, whilst introducing the modernisation needed to bring it into the 21st century. We want The Three Hills Bartlow to regain its former reputation as a friendly country pub, and to be a true taste of the great British countryside.”