Global real estate advisor, Colliers International, has completed the sale of the Bird in Hand country inn, located near Reading, to family brewers, Wadworth’s - a beer brewing company founded in 1875.

The Bird in Hand is a 14th century country inn, with a history that has spanned over 600 years. It incorporates 22-bedrooms, sizeable bar, restaurant and private dining areas. Privately owned for several decades, Colliers International acted for the outgoing owner, Ms. Caroline Shone, in an off market sale to Wadworth & Company, the regional family brewer that operates over 220 pubs.

Paul Barrasford, Director of Hotels Agency, Colliers International said: “Wadworth’s has a great heritage within the brewery industry, and the Bird in Hand is an ideal fit with their estate of award winning pubs. It will be exciting to see the next chapter in the history of the already popular and successful inn.

“Located in Berkshire, there are many local places of interest such as Windsor Castle, the Cotswolds and Henley-on-Thames within the vicinity.” 

Rupert Bagnall, Operations Director at Wadworth and Co. Ltd. commented: “The Bird in Hand will be an excellent addition to our expanding portfolio of award winning properties.”

Caroline Shone commented: “Colliers has done a fantastic job in putting this deal together. Wadworth is a perfect fit for the Bird in Hand and I believe they are the right company to take the business forward”

Street Property Consultants acted on behalf Wadworth & Company.