Chelsworth is considered to be one of the county's 'jewel' heritage villages, complemented by the nearby town of Lavenham, a medieval wool town of international renown and famous WW2 US airbase site. The historic pub is situated in the heart of the village, facing meadows along the north bank of the River Brett and an ancient packhorse bridge. It is surrounded by pristine Suffolk countryside, criss-crossed by a delightful network of lanes, bridleways and paths leading to other historic destinations.
The pub attracts a loyal drinking and dining clientele from the local village and wider neighbourhood, as well as increasing numbers of visitors from further afield, with interests in country pursuits such as walking, cycling, riding and shooting.
The pub’s accommodation offering has recently been extended to cater for the increasing number of visitors, with the addition of three bespoke letting rooms in a new build accommodation block. There are five bedrooms in the main building which can also be used for letting or for the owner’s accommodation.
The vendor Will Cripps approached Anthony Jenkins, Associate Director at Christie & Co to handle the sale so that he can pursue new endeavours. Commenting on the sale, Anthony said, "There is a great opportunity to further develop trade from the letting rooms. The new accommodation block with three upmarket en-suite bedrooms came on stream over the last year or so and when coupled with the existing bedroom stock , it gives any new owner a good base to increase sales and to build on the food sales at the pub. This is a unique chance to acquire an archetypal country inn with the added benefit of letting rooms."
The business is being marketed at £385,000 for the freehold interest.