9/28/2023 | Pubs

16th century inn with letting rooms in the heart of the Lake District up for grabs

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has been instructed to market the Old Kings Head, a charming inn set in the heart of the Lake District, in the Cumbrian village of Broughton-in-Furness.


The Old Kings Head occupies a prominent position in the quaint, historic village and is a highly popular spot with locals and the many tourists visiting the area. Brimming with old-world charm, 16th-century inn has recently undergone a full refurbishment and now features stunning interiors that enhance its many period features.

The property features a welcoming reception area and bar, two main dining areas decorated with portraits of Henry VIII’s six wives, and a private dining area named Henry’s Den. Customers looking to stay overnight can choose from six spacious ensuite letting rooms, all of which are individually and tastefully decorated to the highest standard.

The business has been owned and run by Darren and Lorna Dobson for the last five years. The couple are now looking to sell so they focus on other business ventures.

They comment, “Having enjoyed the last five years running the Old Kings Head, we have decided it’s time to let someone else have a go. In the time we have managed the hotel, it has gone from strength to strength, achieving great reviews from Trip Adviser, Booking.com and Google Review plus many more.

“Our restaurant has built a solid reputation as “the good old steady one that never lets you down” and our bedrooms are by far the best in the local area. Anyone interested in the Old Kings Head can be assured that the hotel is in turnkey condition, with all decoration, equipment, furnishings, and fittings in first-class order, giving the new owners the opportunity of profitable trading straight away without any additional expense. The hotel has traded very well in our time, showing high turnover with consistently high profits.”

Marslie McGregor, Business Agent at Christie & Co who is handling the sale, comments, “The Old Kings Head presents an excellent opportunity for an experienced operator to purchase a large, characterful hospitality property with consistent levels of turnover and profits, in an extremely desirable Lake District location. This established business holds a fantastic reputation with excellent TripAdvisor ratings and attracts a large number of visitors and local residents throughout the year.”

For further information on this press release, contact:                                                                                 

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager

M: 07721 420 656 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com

Contact the agents:

Marslie McGregor, Business Agent – Pubs & Restaurants

M: +44 7813 072 460 or E: marslie.mcgregor@christie.com

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