Michelin-starred family-run restaurant with rooms run by Roux protégée up for sale

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The Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms The Checkers in the Welsh border town of Montgomery, has gone on the market for £575k for the freehold.

The family-owned property is run by chef proprietor Stéphane Borie, who trained under Michel Roux Senior, his partner Sarah and her sister Kathryn, and opened its doors in 2011, the same year it was awarded a Michelin Star.

The Grade-II listed coaching inn has built up a strong reputation for fine French cuisine and includes five bedrooms with an extant planning consent for one more.

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The business currently posts net annual sales of £498k.

Ed Jefferson from Colliers International’s Hotels team said: “Overlooking the market place, The Checkers is an eye-catching building which underwent a complete refurbishment in 2011.

“Our clients acquired the property as a run-down public house and have totally refurbished the fabric of the building including complete re-wiring and plumbing.

The main restaurant area at The Checkers is split into two rooms, providing for up to 32 covers.

The restaurant leads into the bar area which has space for around 12 guests, with French windows opening onto the patio.

The five individually designed double suites are on the first floor, and there is a large attic space which has full planning permission for conversion to an additional room if required.


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