10/17/2016 | Pubs

Haunted 18th century inn in North Wales in search of a new owner

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co is searching for a new owner for The Three Pigeons Inn in Ruthin, North Wales.

The present owners, Paul Henri and Deborah Wilson-Henri, fulfilled a lifelong ambition in 2011 when they bought the Inn. They have refurbished the property while maintaining its original features including open log fireplaces and beamed ceilings. Along with the rustic charm decor, the inn has revived the unique tradition of serving cask ales in jugs straight from the cellars.

Originally a drovers’ alehouse and stead which has been on the site since the 12th century, the ‘Pigeons’ was rebuilt in 1777. Today, the property includes a lounge, bar and restaurant with two private ensuite holiday apartments, a lawned beer garden, outdoor veranda and beer terrace with a large car park and campsite, all encompassing circa 1.8 acres of land.

Keith Stringer, Associate Director at Christie & Co’s Manchester office, is handling the sale. He comments, “The sale of the Three Pigeons Inn offers an outstanding opportunity for a new owner to purchase an ideally located and profitable business in what is generally acknowledged to be one of the most scenic and picturesque areas of the North West.

“The Three Pigeons Inn is steeped in history and legend – even once hosting Owain Glyndwr, one of the most heroic figures in Welsh history and the last native Welsh person to hold the Prince of Wales title – as well as being home to a ghost or two, resulting in some strange sightings.”

Christie & Co is seeking an asking price of £775,000 for the freehold of The Three Pigeons Inn.