Village pub in prime Cotswolds location on the market

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Horse and Groom at Upper Oddington, near Stow-on-the-Wold, is on the market for £850,000 and according to agents is a “sure-fire winner.”

The seven-bed English village inn is believed to date from 1580 and is built with exposed stone walls, flagstones and hefty beams.

The Grade-II listed property also has four public areas including a bar and stylish restaurant.

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Peter Brunt, director at Colliers International’s Hotels team, which is selling the property, said its location and facilities underlined its recent form as a gastro-pub.

Brunt said: “This style of business has brought a great deal of success in recent years. This delightful old Cotswold Stone building creates exactly the right ambience which has boosted its reputation.”

“Within a few miles, there are a number of similar businesses, including the King’s Head at Bledington, the Fox at Lower Oddington, The Kingham Plough and several in Stow itself, all regularly packed out and all highly successful operations. 

The vendors bought the property at the end of 2016 to add to a small portfolio but it is very much the smallest of their sites.  

Brunt added: “They recognised that its location was pretty well unbeatable but the management time it takes is at least as great as their larger hotels and therefore the return on effort much less. As a result, they have decided to sell.

“Quality freeholds like these are rarely available, so this is a wonderful opportunity for buyers to acquire one of the very best pubs in the Cotswolds.”

Brunt also said that his clients had discussed the possibility of developing the pub to add 15 further letting bedrooms. 

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