Acclaimed Worcestershire village pub the Manor Arms is under new ownership following an off-the-market deal brokered by hospitality specialist Colliers International.

The 17th century inn, which is located on the old village square at Abberley, was sold for an undisclosed sum to the Coach House Inns group, which specialises in upmarket residential inns.

Peter Brunt, Hotels Director with Colliers International, represented the private vendor. Mr Brunt said: “We are increasingly being asked to conduct sales off-market, and this was the case with the Manor Arms which was brought to the market with the utmost confidentiality.

“The Manor Arms is a superb example of a residential pub in an idyllic setting, and was the subject of a comprehensive refurbishment by our clients when they purchased the Manor Arms in 2013.”

Featuring six individually-decorated en-suite letting bedrooms, the AA 5 star plus rosette Manor Arms has a lounge bar with wood-burning stove; 100 covers; a function room and a car park.

It enjoys attractive views and is on the Abberley Circular and Worcestershire Way Walk. It is a couple of minutes’ drive off the A443 and within easy reach of Birmingham, and also nearby Worcester, Droitwich, Malvern, Bewdley, Kidderminster, Tenbury Wells and Ludlow.