Haverfordwest’s principal hotel goes up for sale for first time in almost four decades

Hotel Mariners

Historic Grade-II listed property Hotel Mariners in Haverfordwest has gone on the market for £1m for the first time in almost 40 years.

The family-owned property, home to 27 bedrooms and dating back to 1729, is said to be the principal hotel in Haverfordwest, described as a ‘real all-rounder’ by the team at Colliers International.

Hotel Mariners has been in the same family for three generations but now younger members of the family are looking to other careers away from hospitality so the business has gone up for sale.

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The property’s accounts for the year ending October 2017 show net sales of £707,382, which resulted in a healthy profit for the owners.  

Peter Brunt, a director in Colliers International’s Hotels Agency team, said: “This gives potential operators an opportunity to purchase a fully functioning business in this key regional town,” he said.

“Hotel Mariners is a real all-rounder, serving both locals and visitors and is frequently used for weddings and other functions.”

“Haverfordwest is at the hub of a lovely corner of Pembrokeshire and provides a great base for prospective owners.”

The main hotel was constructed in the 18th century with alterations in the 20th century – more recently the lounge bar has been fully refurbished and caters for around 45 people.

The restaurant is arranged over two floors with 64 covers. In addition, there is a first floor, theatre-style conference room.

Brunt said: “The former meeting room is presently used as a ladies clothing shop – on sale, a six month lease will be granted to allow this use to continue until an alternative venue is found.

“Next door to the hotel is a three-bedroom house with a common boundary, which is available by separate negotiation. This property is not currently used as part of the business but could be used as an owners’ home or for staff accommodation.”


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