WITH the news this week a former Hereford pub is set to be turned into accommodation, here are some of the county's hostelries currently on the market.

The Heart of Oak on Newtown Road has been closed since 2016 but now Futures:hfd, a supported accommodation company, has brought forward new proposals for the site to convert it to supported living accommodation.

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But away from the Heart of Oak, here are seven pubs in the county currently waiting to be snapped up.

The Exchange, Hereford

Hereford Times:

A traditional pub in the heart of the cathedral city of Hereford, The Exchange is currently a free house on the market for £249,500.

With its open plan main bar with a capacity of at least 75, there is also a first floor function room, agent Sidney Phillips says.

The pub, in Widemarsh Street, also comes with spacious three-bedroom owners accommodation.

The Oxford Arms, Kington

Hereford Times:

This 17th century town centre coaching inn is renowned as a stop over on the nearby Offa's Dyke walking route, agents Sidney Philips say.

With a large bar, general bar, restaurant with room to seat 40 and a large function room, it's on the market for £375,000

The pub, in Duke Street, also has six ensuite letting bedrooms,owners accommodation, a large barn, beer patio and car park.

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Old Black Lion, Hay-on-Wye

Hereford Times:

This Grade II listed pub just over the border in Hay-on-Wye is room and food orientated and letting rooms are tastefully refurbished, agents Colliers International say.

The business, which is only on the market as the current owner is retiring, is on the market for £650,000. The agent added the building has befitted from a comprehensive programme of refurbishment since the current owner took over in 2005.

The pub, in Lion Street, takes its name from what was known as the Lion Gate, one of the original entrances into the walled town.

The Baker's Arms, Orleton

Hereford Times:

The Baker's Arms, formerly named The Maidenhead, dates back to the late 1700s according to agents Sidney Philipps.

Situated on the Herefordshire-Shropshire border in Orleton, this pub and has a wealth of period charm and character, but s not listed.

The quality and extent of the refurbishment and improvements made over the last seven years will be evident to anyone interested in taking a look, the agents added.

With two trading areas, patio, partially covered trade garden, extensive grounds, accommodation for the owners, car parking and a separate barn, it seems you might get a lot for your £450,000.

It's on the market as the business closed for trade at the beginning of January 2020 principally due to the ill health of the owners.

The Mill Race, Ross-on-Wye

Hereford Times:

This pub in Walford, near the south Herefordshire town of Ross-on-Wye is situated close to several visitor attractions including Symonds Yat.

It was purchased by the current owners in 2004, who have invested a "considerable amount" in renovating the building as well as internally carrying out a complete refurbishment to all areas, agents Christie and Co said.

The pub closed its doors in August 2019 and is on the market with a guide price of £595,000.

The agent added the ground floor seats approximately 70 people. There are also stairs up to a mezzanine private function room.

The Balance Inn, Luston

Hereford Times:

Described as a charming two storey property, the Balance Inn is on the B4361 near Leominster, and also close to two popular National Trust locations.

Agents Christie and Co said: "The business has a great reputation for high quality food with the restaurant serving local produce and an ever changing menu.

"Additionally, the bar offers a range of local ales in the snug area with a large outdoor area for the warmer months."

The pub, said to be a focal point of the local community, is on the market for £450,000.

The Kings House, Pembridge

Hereford Times:

Set in the picturesque village of Pembridge, west of Leominster, the Kings Head has been described as a desirable black and white restaurant and an outstanding pub.

Along with dining areas to seat more than 60 customers, there is also five-bed accommodation with potential to create a bed and breakfast.

It's currently being advertised for £470,000, and agents Sidney Phillips said retirement is the reason for the sale.