When Bob and Tracy Chandler became pub landlords in 1991, John Major was prime minister, a pint of beer cost just 50p and Bryan Adams made history when his hit single (Everything I Do) I Do It for You enjoyed its 15th successive week at number one in the UK singles charts.
But 24 years after taking on The Westbrook Inn in Wiltshire, the husband and wife team have decided to call time and put their feet up. They have appointed specialist property adviser Christie + Co to find a new landlord to continue the work they have done to make Westbrook Inn a central hub for the community.
Situated in the tranquil hamlet of Westbrook, close to Bromham village and only three miles from Melksham town centre, Westbrook Inn is a detached 19th Century Inn serving classic pub dishes in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
The property encompasses a traditional bar area with a timbered curved bar servery, a 30-cover dining area and a separate restaurant room seating approximately 26 persons. There is also a spacious owner’s accommodation which is located on the first floor and consists of an office/study, spacious lounge, two double bedrooms both with en-suite facilities and ample storage space. Outside there is a large garden and car parking at the rear.
Nicholas Calfe, Director at Christie + Co’s Bristol office is handling the sale of the property. He comments: “Westbrook Inn operates as a traditional inn and enjoys repeat trade from local villages and towns such as Devizes, Calne, Chippenham, Melksham, Trowbridge and as far as Swindon. The pub relies on word of mouth rather than the internet to attract new customers, meaning there is plenty of scope for a younger couple to bring in new ideas and more up to date marketing initiatives.”
Christie + Co is seeking offers of £395,000 for the Freehold interest in Westbrook Inn.