A new owner has taken on Hampshire village pub with rooms, The Northbrook Arms, which has been part of the Northbrook family’s estate for generations.
Sold by Lord Northbrook, the 19th century pub situated in East Stratton has been closed for the past six months and has now been acquired by new owner Kate Shanley.
The pub comprises five bedrooms and a 70-cover bar and restaurant, plus beer garden and two-bedroom owner’s accommodation on the first floor.
Depsite being closed, The Northbrook Arms is said to have previously been a popular asset in the local area with Shanley hoping to reopen ‘as soon as we can’, following a full refurbishment.
New owner, Kate Shanley comments: “I am very excited to have successfully secured The Northbrook Arms and look forward to reopening as soon as we can. To secure the viability of the pub, we will be submitting a planning application to construct an extension and carry out a full refurbishment of the site to create a fantastic village venue with a modern twist, supported by very high-quality guest accommodation.”
Richard Wood, senior business agent at Christie & Co handled the sale and comments, “I was delighted to facilitate the transaction which will see another Hampshire pub reopen its doors with a successful operator at the helm.
“Pubs have traditionally suffered in today’s market and are all too often being snapped up by developers to be converted into housing, both Lord Northbrook and Kate were passionate about securing the public use of the site as part of the deal, so it’s fantastic to be assisting in the reopening of this superb village pub.”