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Beloved pub, The Swan in Three Mile Cross set to reopen

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co is pleased to announce that The Swan, a pub in Three Mile Cross, Reading, is set to reopen under new ownership following the successful sale of the business to Fraser’s Retail in 2023.

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The Swan, Three Mile Cross

The Swan has long been an integral part of the Three Mile Cross community, with its former owner having run the business for several decades until his sad passing in 2021. Its closure left a void in the hearts of many locals who cherished the pub’s unique charm and character.

After years of standing dormant, the pub is set to regain its former glory as it welcomes a new operator, Charlotte Grant, an ambitious and experienced tenant with deep local ties who is committed to reviving the beloved pub. With a vision to restore The Swan and enhance its offering, Charlotte is poised to reopen its doors in February and welcome back the community.

Charlotte comments, “We understand the sentimental value The Swan holds for the residents of Three Mile Cross. Our goal is not only to preserve the pub’s rich history, but also to create a welcoming space where people can come together, share stories, and build new memories.”

The plans for The Swan include a thoughtful renovation that pays homage to its heritage while introducing modern amenities. The pub will feature a refreshed interior, an updated menu and a carefully curated selection of beverages. Additionally, Charlotte is committed to hosting community events and collaborating with local suppliers to further integrate The Swan into the fabric of the area.

Tim Widdows, associate director at Christie & Co who handled the sale, comments, “I am thrilled to have played a role in securing a passionate and community-oriented tenant for The Swan. The reopening of The Swan is not just a business venture, but a celebration of community spirit, resilience, and the enduring legacy of a cherished local establishment.

“We are confident that Charlotte will not only restore The Swan to its former glory but also elevate it to new heights.”

For further information on this press release, contact:

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager
P: 020 7448 8849 or E:

Contact the agent:

Tim Widdows, Associate Director – Pubs & Restaurants
P:  +44 7795 037 676 or E:

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