11 May 2015 | Hotels

New operator for Chichester Hotel and Restaurant

Businesses sold

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The 3 AA Star Chichester Hotel and Restaurant in Wickford has changed hands in a deal brokered by specialist property adviser Christie + Co.

A new lease has been agreed on the premier hospitality business with Seasoned Events Limited, part of the Grays based Crown Catering Group.

Conveniently located just off the A129 and A130 trunk roads in South Essex, Chichester Hotel and Restaurant has been operated by the Harris family for two generations. 

The impressive development started during the 1970s with the hotel coming on stream in 1989. The property encompasses 35 en-suite bedrooms, all offering sweeping farmland views. On site there is also a lounge bar, courtyard garden, restaurant, the popular Stable Bar and ample private parking.

The acquisition of the new lease for the substantial property was handled by Tim Gooding, Director at Christie + Co’s Ipswich office. He comments: “Chichester Hotel and Restaurant is a well located and attractive property which has benefited from regular and ongoing expenditure, so we were not surprised by the positive volume of queries from hotel operators.”

“The business’ extraordinary appeal can also be attributed to its reputation as a highly sought after wedding and functions venue.”