The restored inn is on the market with sector specialists Colliers International at £695,000 freehold.

Hotels director Peter Brunt said the landmark red brick inn offers 80 covers in stylish surroundings as well as seven very smart lettings bedrooms and a two-bedroom flat for the owners.

He went on: “The Talbot Inn is well known to travellers as it sits on a key junction of the A443 with the A456 not far from Bewdley and Kidderminster to the north east, Droitwich and Worcester to the south east and Tenbury Wells and Ludlow to the west.

“Not only does this mean lots of passing trade but the Talbot Inn also makes a superb base to explore the Teme Valley.”

“The Talbot is another wonderful example of how to restore a pub to life. Its success demonstrates how the public will respond to a lovely environment and good service.”

He said with profits upwards of £100,000 from in excess of £500,000 net sales, the Talbot Inn is very much a going concern.

“Our clients bought the Talbot when it was in a rather dilapidated state in March 2011 and spent more than a year restoring this lovely building to its former glory. The trade responded quickly and gratifyingly and the business continues to grow.
“With tall chimneys, arched stone mullioned windows and brick band detailing  this eyecatching (but unlisted) building is a real landmark providing roaring fires, cosy corners and open spaces with large pew benches and traditional dining tables ideal for a family gathering or larger function.
“Upstairs there are seven stylish bedrooms along with a super two-bedroom flat on the second floor for the owners.”
Originally built around 1850 as a hunting lodge for the Newnham Estate, the front section of the bar seats around 18 with a large wood-burning stove providing a focal point.

The rear section provides around 30 covers, with a separate resident’s lounge for about seven and a private dining room that  can accommodate an additional 35 covers.
Peter Brunt concluded: “In addition to all this there is a decked beer garden and around an acre of land next to the river which acts as a natural draw for people from the surrounding towns and cities.”