Pub with rooms in Shakespeare country up for sale

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The Howard Arms in Lower Green, IImington, in the heart of Shakespeare country, is up for sale for £1.25m, but isn’t expected to be on the market long, according to Colliers International’s Cotswold specialist Peter Brunt who has been brought in to sell it.

The Grade II-listed country pub near Stratford-upon-Avon offers eight bedrooms as well as a set of public rooms and has a high turnover and profits in the region of £148,000.

Peter Brunt – who has sold more than a dozen properties in the tourist hotspot during the last two years – said: “The Howard Arms is a superb pub. Not only is it a delightful and very smart property, it is also a fantastic business that generates an exceptionally high turnover and a bottom line that would be the envy of its competitors.”

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Presently owned by the Little Gems group, the Howard Arms is expected to attract immediate attention from large numbers of would-be owners presently scouring the buoyant Cotswolds market.

Peter Brunt went on: “As with most successful country pubs nowadays, the emphasis is firmly on the food side of the operation, which has such an excellent reputation that regular customers are drawn to from many miles around.

“Regular trade is topped up by tourist visitors during a long season, and at weekends virtually all year round.”

Of the eight lettings bedrooms, three are located in the oldest part of the building and are furnished with smart en suite bathrooms.
The other five rooms are more recently built, sumptuous, spacious and ooze luxury and comfort.

There is a flat on the second floor, currently occupied by a member of staff, consisting of a living room, bedroom, and bathroom.

At the back of the pub there is a terrace overlooking a well maintained garden with a stream running through and a lawn surrounded by well-stocked borders.

Details of this Cotswolds gem can be obtained by calling Peter Brunt on 0117 9172033 or on www.colliers.co.ukm/hotels.

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