The Rectory Hotel at Crudwell and its sister business the Potting Shed have changed hands following an off market deal brokered by Colliers International.

The Rectory is a renowned country house hotel and recognised foodie haven situated in three acres of attractive grounds between Tetbury, Malmesbury and Cirencester. It was sold off an asking price of £2 million.

Its sister business, the award winning Potting Shed Pub, is a leading country dining pub just across the road.

Both properties have been taken over by Roman Road Hospitality, a newly established business which specialises in offering the very best of English hospitality, food, drink and accommodation in historic buildings set in beautiful places.

Music industry executive Alex Payne, who grew up in the area, will return to the Cotswolds to run the businesses.

Alex said: “This is Roman Road's first site and sole focus but there are plans for more locations. Bramley Bars helped us on the transfer, operations, rebranding and refurbishment of the Rectory and Potting Shed.
Colliers International Hotels Director Peter Brunt said: “The very definition of relaxed Cotswold living, The Rectory Hotel is the ultimate laid-back country house experience.

“And just 100 yards across the road, The Potting Shed, is a top country dining pub which was voted Wiltshire Dining Pub of the Year 2014, National Pub of the Year 2012 and National Dining Pub of the Year 2011.”

The Rectory Hotel offers 12 high quality bedrooms with plenty of scope to add further rooms. Parts of the Cotswolds stone property are believed to date back to the 17th Century and part to the 19th.

Peter Brunt continued: “An additional attraction was the detached two-bedroomed cottage in the grounds which, like the hotel, was hugely improved by the present owners.

“With its superb position at the southern end of the Cotswolds, The Rectory Hotel is perfectly placed to generate strong year round turnover from all sources and is within easy reach of London.”

For tourist visitors, local attractions include the picturesque old towns of Cirencester and Malmesbury, and bustling Tetbury with its Royal connections. The famous Arboretum at Westonbirt. Bath is only some 30 miles away.