EVER fancied getting behind the bar of your very own Herefordshire pub?

New owners are wanted at pubs across Herefordshire, with a number put on the market this year.

Here is our pick of four more pubs for sale in the county.

The Portway Inn

Portway Inn

Portway Inn

A former coaching inn dating back to the 16th century is up for sale in a Herefordshire village.

The Portway Inn, in Staunton-on-Wye, is on the market with agents Christie & Co for a guide price of £695,000.

The "substantial" detached coaching inn and hotel has been in the hands of the current owner since 2009 and has seen considerable investment over the years, Christie & Co said, with replacement boilers and a new water treatment plant installed. It also comes complete with a self-contained barn offering additional letting rooms and scope for new owners to rent it out as an Airbnb or a long-term let.

Outside is a large customer car park, boules pitch, and garden, while inside is a main bar room with some period features, a snug, hotel reception, dining room, breakfast room, and lounge.

There is also a fully fitted commercial kitchen and associated prep and washing up areas, and a cellar.

The hotel has a total of 10 en-suite letting rooms, five in the older part of the building and five in the newer part.

A two-storey barn conversion adjoining the inn is self-contained and its own driveway and car parking from a side lane entrance, the agents said.

"The business would ideally suit a hands on owner to take the business onto the next level by developing the site, add more rooms, utilise the grounds for outside events and to increase the customer base locally by a gaining reputation as destination food venue," said Christie & Co.

New Harp Inn

New Harp Inn

New Harp Inn

A characterful Herefordshire pub and restaurant has been put on the market.

The New Harp Inn in Hoarwithy is being offered on a leasehold basis for £74,950 with agents Sprosen Ltd.

The agents said the pub was fully refurbished in 2020 and is immaculate throughout, boasting character features including fireplaces, slate floors, and exposed beams.

It has an open-plan trading area with character features and seating for around 45 in total, and a bar servery with a range of equipment including under-counter refrigerators, the agents said.

It also comes complete with a fully-fitted commercial kitchen with an "extensive inventory" of equipment, dry store, cellar, and gardens capable of seating up to 140, plus an outside bar and a car park with some 25 spaces.

The business also incorporates a small village shop which currently sells basic essentials.

The pub includes private accommodation, offering a private lounge, four bedrooms, a kitchen and breakfast room, bathroom, and private garden.

Sprosen Ltd said the pub is currently operated by their clients, who are a husband and wife team, and that its recent annual turnover, net of VAT, was in the sum of £266,000.

The agents said the property is subject to a free of tie lease with the current term expiring in June 2026, although it is protected by the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 therefore fully renewable at the end of the term.

Current rent is circa £45,000 per annum.

Prince of Wales

Prince of Wales

Prince of Wales

NEW landlords are wanted at a currently closed pub in a Herefordshire town.

The Prince of Wales in Ross-on-Wye is being offered by agents Sprosen Ltd for £15,000 leasehold.

The agents said the "handsome, detached public house" and restaurant has recently been refurbished, with some £100,000 spent on upgrading the trade and private areas of the building, and offers an opportunity to develop a great business.

The main bar seats around 75, while the restaurant to the rear seats over 40.

The pub also comes complete with large commercial kitchens and a three-bed owners accommodation.

Outside is a front trading patio with space for around 12 covers, while to the rear is a garden with seating for 30 and a gravelled car park with approximately 25 spaces.

The agents said that they do not have historic trading accounts for the pub, which is currently closed and offered for lease by The Stonegate Group, but that it is expected that an annual turnover of £360,000 could be achieved after developing the business.

Jolly Frog

Jolly Frog

Jolly Frog

A closed pub is on the market after a planning application to turn it into a house was withdrawn by the applicants.

The owners of The Jolly Frog, on the A4113 near Leintwardine on the Herefordshire-Shropshire border, said they had marketed the pub for rent but nobody sees it as a viable business in their planning application in 2021.

Stuart Lawson asked Herefordshire Council if he could turn the pub, which has been closed for some three years, into a house.

But the application, which drew an objection from the Campaign for Real Ale, who said there appeared to have been no effort to market the premises for sale as a public house prior to submitting the application, and neighbours the Toddens Garage, who felt the conversion could affect their business.

Marketing agents Jackson Property said the pub, which is on the market for offers in the region of £380,000, offers an extensive downstairs restaurant, bar area, dining area and kitchen with first floor office and dining accommodation and a one-bed owner's flat on the second floor.

Outside, there is a further dining area and large car park.

"The Jolly Frog offers huge potential as an existing gastro pub or a commercial enterprise as prior to its closure it was a very well renowned sea food restaurant, having a good prominent position on the side of the A4113 just outside the ever popular village of Leintwardine, giving access out toward the border country and within striking distance of Ludlow and Leominster and all the surrounding villages." the agents said.

Jackson Property said they would like to point out that although well appointed throughout, the building will require some remedial repairs from a water leak to the chimney breast areas internally.

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