Colliers International help the Stow-on-the-Wold pub and hotel market get back on track after a number of relaunches in the Cotswold town.

A stylish renovation programme has just been completed at the Bell Inn which reopened last week to ringing tills and widespread acclaim.

The Royalist Hotel just around the corner is due to undergo a refurbishment starting in April and the Grapevine across the road has had a huge team of decorators in as the new owners drive up the standard of the business.

All three properties were sold by go-to Cotswolds hotels specialist Peter Brunt from Colliers International.

He said: “After all the sales activity last summer it’s great to see the new owners in Stow-on-the-Wold are pushing on with refurbishment programmes aimed at bringing these favourite locations back into the mainstream Cotswolds scene.”

The Bell Inn is setting the pace, with pub transformers Sue and Rachel Hawkins unveiling the results of an extensive refit to public acclaim last week.

Brunt commented: “Sue's success bears out my belief that Stow remains a prime Cotswolds destination and remains a  highly desirable place in which to buy”

The nearby Grapevine is also being moved upmarket this time by experienced Cotswolds hotel operators Elaine and Martin Booth.

One of the main triggers for the high levels of activity seen in Stow and elsewhere across the hotels team’s  Cotswolds  stronghold is the disposal and aquisistion of pubs by big breweries.

Peter Brunt explained: “Breweries tend to be a little more fickle as to their pub requirements than smaller operators or couples. This sometimes results in perfectly good and profitable premises being placed on the market because they don’t quite fit in with the estate’s current direction of travel.

“We have a number of premises falling into this category which would certainly suit owner occupation and add a lovely home into the bargain.”