NEW tenants are set to take up the reins at one of Herefordshire's more unusual pubs.

Licensed property specialist, Sidney Phillips, said they were proud to announce the letting of The Victory in Hereford's St Owens Street to local operators.

Formerly the Bricklayers Arms, the tie-free city pub, known for its unusual nautical decor which includes a bar in the shape of a galleon, was refurbished in the early 90s by the Jolly Roger company.

It later passed into the hands of Wye Valley, under whose ownership it became The Victory, before being bought by former Hereford mayor, councillor Jim Kenyon, in 1999.


In more recent years, the pub exterior has also been transformed to commemorate those who have given their lives to defend their country in conflict.

Ceiron Griffiths, regional valuations manager for Sidney Phillips, said: "Prior to March 2020 the business was trading on limited hours predominately for special occasions and teams, whilst the owner focused on the associated brewery, which I am glad to report will remain in operation.

"There is undoubted scope for the new tenants to develop the business to their own requirements and greatly increase trade with a more hands-on approach than the business has previously experienced.

“The letting of The Victory demonstrates that despite the current pandemic situation, there is still appetite from first time buyers and experienced operators to take on public houses.”

Sidney Phillips have brokered the grant of a new free-of-tie lease to a local operator, off a leasehold asking price of £15,000.