New owners are being sought for the ‘roses around the door’ Swan Inn at Birlingham - on the market with sector specialists Colliers International at £439,950 freehold.

Colliers International Hotels Director Peter Brunt said the thatched pub in an unspoilt country village location would be many people’s dream destination.

He said: “Situated in the heart of the Wychavon area between Worcester and Cheltenham the Swan attracts plenty of visitors as well as locals in the know.

“As well as its aesthetic appeal potential owners will be impressed by the healthy sales and spacious owners’ accommodation. There is also a separate one-bedroom holiday cottage.

The Swan is renowned for its Thursday night pudding club where guests can try as many of their delicious homemade desserts as they wish as well as some mouth-watering paellas.

Peter Brunt – who specialises in finding new owners for pubs and hotels in the greater Cotswolds – said being in close proximity to Worcester, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and Evesham gave the Swan a rich catchment area.

“There is also a Caravan Park nearby which provides a welcome boost to trade in the summer as well from those using the River Avon which winds around the village and walkers who are attracted by the river and gentle countryside of the area.”

Peter explained the current owners bought The Swan Inn through Colliers International in 2002 and have successfully added the good food offering to what was then largely a wet-only trade. 

They have also invested in a one bedroom holiday cottage which is at present unexploited. 

“Sadly the illness of one of the owners has increasingly curtailed their ability to drive the business and they have decided to sell so they can remove the physical strain caused by running the pub.”

Thought to date back around 500 years, the half-timber and  thatch Swan boasts  a covered entrance porch leading  to the bar which is laid out in two cosy areas with a central bar/servery.

There is an inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and some banquette seating. Off the bar and overlooking the garden is a large conservatory which can seat around 45.

In addition the owner’s accommodation consists of three bedrooms on the first floor - one of which is en suite – along with a family bathroom. On the ground floor a living room and kitchenette.