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03 October 2019 | Pubs

South Wales pub sold to local businesswoman through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has completed on the freehold sale of the Cross Inn, located just outside Cowbridge, an affluent suburb of Cardiff, South Wales.

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Cowbridge an affluent, quaint market town approximately seven miles west of Cardiff, is a real hub of activity and popular with locals and visitors alike benefiting from dozens of predominantly independent boutiques, restaurants, wine bars and pubs. The town was named as the "best place to live in Wales" in the 2017 annual guide by the Sunday Times due to a range of factors, including community spirit, quality schools, great exam results and the availability of local independent shops. The area attracts commuters who are looking for a more relaxed lifestyle outside of the cities of Cardiff and Swansea.

The attractive detached period building is set in 0.25 acres with a large car park to the rear. Built during the 18th Century, the inn became a staging inn for housing the horses and offered refreshments for passengers. It is situated on what was once an important country fair crossroads and attracts both regular customers and passing trade.

Our clients Liam & Arthur O’Leary, sold the property so that Liam could concentrate on further development of his pub in Barry, and so that Arthur could relocate to Ireland for his retirement. They commented “We have enjoyed the integration and the provision of a traditional village pub that’s a hub for the local community and regulars. With quality ales, good value locally sourced food and even a convenience store. We have also enjoyed offering a facility where regulars could bring their pet dogs to and working to support community groups who used the pub.”

The Cross Inn has been purchased by local businesswoman, Heather Brock, who is looking to run the pub with the assistance of her son.

Corrina Jones, Senior Business Agent at Christie & Co, is handling the sale and commented “It has been a pleasure to act on behalf of our clients to sell this historic pub on the outskirts of Cowbridge, one of the most popular and attractive market towns within South Wales. Our clients have built up a thriving business and a loyal clientele and over the years and we wish Arthur all the best in his retirement but there are exciting times ahead for The Cross. The business has been bought by a local businesswoman Heather Brock, who along with her son, has the passion and experience to drive the business forward which we are sure will be a huge success.”