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New owner for historic Gloucestershire foodie haven

Gloucestershire foodie haven the Puesdown Inn has been sold following a confidential deal brokered by Colliers International. 

Dating from 1236, the inn, which occupies a prominent position on the A40 Burford to Cheltenham Road near Compton Abdale, was sold off an asking price of £550,000. 

Peter Brunt, a director in Colliers International’s Hotels Agency team, said: “The market responded well to the opportunity with competitive offers made to secure the property. 

“The confidential purchaser was attracted by the three letting rooms and the fact it sits on a very large site so there is plenty of scope to take the business forward.”

Thought to have been built as a staging post on a key route to London, the Puesdown Inn is within an easy drive of main Cotswolds visitor attractions including Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Cirencester.

Peter Brunt said: “Our clients bought the Puesdown Inn back in 2012 and set about improving the rather dilapidated living quarters and creating an interesting café, bar and restaurant with shop trading as Garniche at the Puesdown.

“The inn is next to the busy A40 which guarantees lots of trade all year round and the particularly spacious owners’ accommodation offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room/office and separate lounge and kitchen.”

“As it has been comparatively lightly traded, the Puesdown Inn offers considerable scope to expand operations.”

Vendor Paul Sutton said: “Peter completed the sale at a price that was above the asking level. I would not hesitate to recommend Peter to other vendors.”

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Peter Brunt

Director of Hotels Agency

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Peter is a chartered surveyor who first started dealing with the hotel and pub market in 1988.  He joined Robert Barry & Co in 1995 and after many years as a valuation professional has now been selling hotels and pubs for over 20 years. He is the director in charge of our operations in the west midlands and south west. This covers the south and south west of England including the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Hereford, Worcestershire, Shropshire, as well as the West Midlands, Staffordshire, south and mid Wales as well as more major instructions in the south west region generally. 

If you used to deal with former colleagues, Jon Wren, Alastair Murchie, James Richards, Chris Kent, Simon Wells or Mervyn Cully please feel free to contact Peter.

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