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18th century pub with rooms in Essex sold through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser Christie & Co has successfully completed the freehold sale of The Fox Inn, a beloved family run pub and restaurant with accommodation in Essex.

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Set in the peaceful village of Matching Tye in the beautiful Essex countryside, this 18th century pub offers relaxed dining in the character beamed restaurant and bar area, and a 40-seat function room which is an ideal venue for parties, private gatherings and meetings.  The pub also features 12 ensuite BnB style rooms, perfect for professionals and customers attending events at the venue.

The Fox Inn was marketed through Liana Gatier, Business Agent at Christie & Co, who comments, “Working on behalf of the Gibson family who have owned and operated The Fox Inn for many years, we are delighted to announce The Fox has been sold to another local operator, Paul Perry and his wife Denise. The property was marketed for £725,000 and generated significant interest that culminated in several offers. We have no doubt that Paul and Denise will ensure the pub remains a local favourite and continue to build on the strong foundations laid by the Gibsons.”

Commenting on the sales process, previous owner, Liz Gibson said, “Liana was a breath of fresh air in the selling process. Refreshingly honest, no flannel or sales nonsense and incredibly helpful in dealing with solicitors and we couldn’t have achieved this sale without her. Best of luck to Paul and Denise who we are sure will do a great job.”

New owner, Paul Perry added, “We would like to thank Christie & Co and Liana for the outstanding service delivered throughout our purchase of The Fox Inn. We felt thoroughly informed and updated, ensuring the purchase was completed successfully within our specified deadline. We wish the Gibson family all the best in future and look forward to settling in and welcoming the community locals and other visitors to The Fox!”


For further information on this press release, contact:
Niamh Toman, Junior Corporate Communications Executive 
P: +44 7768 646 984 or E:  

Contact the agent:
Liana Gatier, Business Agent – Pubs & Restaurants
P: +44 7546 698 683 or E:


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