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07 June 2018 | Pubs

Shropshire inn overlooking River Severn on the market

The Swan Inn, a rural country pub and restaurant with letting accommodation located close to the Shropshire town of Bridgnorth, has been brought to the market through specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.

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The substantial, detached three storey property comprises a bar and dining area for 48 covers, a conservatory dining area with space for 40 covers and access to the alfresco patio, plus a private function room to accommodate up to 60 seated or 100 standing guests. Ideal for weddings, corporate events or special occasions, the function room opens out onto the main terrace and pergola.

The first floor of the property features seven recently refurbished en suite letting bedrooms, while the two-bedroom owner’s accommodation is situated on the second floor. The site enjoys extensive grounds with views of the surrounding picturesque landscape and additional outdoor trade areas with a patio and well kept garden which can accommodate a total 60 covers.

The Swan Inn benefits from a desirable position adjacent to a local holiday park and in close proximity to tourist attractions, such as the Severn Valley Steam Railway and Ironbridge Gorge Museums, plus Bridgnorth itself, which is well known for its many historic buildings. 

Having established a strong reputation among the local and wider communities for excellent food, drink and room offerings, the current owners, Mr & Mrs Welch have been operators in the sector for many years and are now looking to retire from the industry to pursue other interests. They comment, “It’s a well-established business with room to grow, with planning in place for the function room to double in size. It’s in a beautiful location and I get to enjoy that amazing view every day! "

Joshua Sullivan, Business Agent at Christie & Co who is handling the sale comments, “The Swan Inn provides a fantastic opportunity to acquire an established business with the benefit of letting rooms in an affluent locality. Having been recently refurbished, a new owner will need minimal starting capital for the property and would be well positioned to expand on the events aspect of the business and boost current revenue streams. Demand remains strong for operations with letting rooms situated in honeypot locations such as Bridgnorth. The Swan Inn is of particular significance due to its proximity to a town centre, whilst still offering a destination feel."

Christie & Co is seeking offers for the freehold interest of The Swan Inn in the region of £599,999.