On behalf of Spirit Pub Group Colliers International has successfully sold two West Yorkshire public houses which will re-open for business under new ownership.
 
The Stafford Arms in Scholes is a landmark detached property just off the M62 between Bradford and Huddersfield.  It was marketed at offers over £195,000 plus VAT and after a number of offers was sold for an undisclosed sum significantly above this figure. The successful buyer was Richard Wilson who intends to re-open the pub this month offering traditional ale, with future plans to offer food.
 
The Crown & Anchor,  located in Rodley, Leeds, is a traditional pub fronting the busy A657 was seeking “offers in excess of £100,000”.  The pub recently sold for well in excess of this figure and will re-open under the ownership of Alan Howard as a community pub offering good food and a wide selection of local cask conditioned beer.
 
Leigh Parsons, director of the Licensed & Leisure Department at Colliers International in Leeds said: “It is very reassuring to note that both of these historic pubs will remain open in the future.  Additionally, these sales follow on from two other pub sales for the same client, both of which are to re-open, proving that rumours of the death of the British Pub are greatly exaggerated.”