Pub birthplace of The Archers comes to market


The local pub in the birthplace of the UK’s longest running soap opera, The Archers, has been put up for sale for £300,000.

Located on the High Street, The Bull Inn comprises a two storey public house, alongside a beer terrace, gardens and outbuildings, which have been converted into letting accommodation.

The outbuildings offer accommodation in the configuration of two twins, one single, one double and a larger suite.

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The concept for BBC programme, The Archers was born at Rippingale, after influential figure at the time Henry Burtt invited a BBC producer to the area, who was then inspired by the British farming community for the series.

Peter Vass, surveyor, Colliers International said: "The Bull Inn is the hub of this well-known farming community, which was the inspiration behind the longest running soap opera in Britain. We are excited to be presenting this opportunity to own a piece of Britain’s history in a village which attracts all year round visitors keen to experience life in this traditional farming community.

"The previous owners did not take advantage of the pub’s status as a potential tourist attraction. Given the right publicity and working with Lincolnshire County Council Tourism, there is the potential to convert part of the pub in to an Archers themed room where presentations and talks could take place and special functions held, showcasing meals from the Archers’ cook book. This coupled with the additional revenue available from the pub and letting accommodation, means the Bull could offer significant financial return as a lifestyle business."