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New owners at Somerset boutique confident of building a ‘successful business’ to add to portfolio

Blackbird Inn (Large)

The Blackbird Inn in Somerset has been sold to new owners who are now planning to invest in a series of enhancements across their new acquisition.

The two-storey, Grade-II listed property, which dates back to 1773, had been owned and operated by Keirsten Anderson since 2007 who is now stepping back to pursue other interests.

The six-bedroom inn has been sold to husband and wife team Peter Welling and Yvonne Mulvhill off a guide price of £350k.

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The couple also own the County Hotel in Haverfordwest, which they acquired in 2016 through Christie + Co.

Now they plan to invest in improving the property over the coming months, increasing the number of bedrooms and enhancing the bar and dining areas.

The exterior will be redecorated and the restaurant transformed into a high quality dining room opened all day until late.

Peter and Yvonne comment: “We are very excited about this new venture and believe that we can create a very successful business at the Blackbird Inn, as we have done at the County Hotel Haverfordwest.”

Stephen Champion, senior business agent at Christie & Co’s handled the sale and comments: “We are pleased to have brokered the sale of this well known Somerset pub on behalf of Keirsten Anderson. The Blackbird Inn has a fantastic trading position alongside the A38 which links Wellington and Taunton and we have no doubt that the new owners, Peter and Yvonne will have every success in transforming this West Country inn.”

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