6/15/2022 | Pubs

Weaverthorpe village pub with letting rooms sold within six months

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, is delighted to announce The Star Inn, a family friendly country pub-restaurant with letting rooms in Weaverthorpe, near Malton, has been sold to a prominent London investor, within six months of coming to the market.


The attractive country inn has been owned and operated by Julien and Rachel Martel since 2016 and came to market as the couple was ready to pursue other business ventures.

The property is located in the heart of Weaverthorpe, on the Village Green, and comprises a 55-cover restaurant and bar area, an open beer garden, function marquee and a guest house, with five luxury en suite rooms. It is superbly positioned to take advantage of the Yorkshire Wolds region and some of North Yorkshire’s most visited holiday resorts and tourist destinations.

The new owner, Martin Bayntun, is a London-based investor with a sizeable portfolio of pubs around the country. He plans on leasing out the pub to new operators who will live in-situ.

Sam Ashton, Senior Business Agent at Christie & Co, who handled the sale, comments, “After taking over selling responsibilities from another agent in January 2022, I’m really pleased at the result achieved for Julien and Rachel Martel. In less than six months we have managed to advertise the property, find a buyer and complete the legal transaction. North Yorkshire based pub-restaurants with rooms will always be in high demand and I’m sure the new owners will make a great success of the business.”

The previous owners, Julien and Rachel add, “Sam was able to turn the interest around very quickly on the open market and managed to secure multiple cash and finance offers within a few short months. We are very happy with the result and wish the new operators all the best.

For further information on this press release, contact:
Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Executive
M: +44 (0) 7721 420 656 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com

Contact the agent:
Sam Ashton, Senior Business Agent – Licensed & Hospitality

M: +44 (0) 7732 497 878 or E: sam.ashton@christie.com

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