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Buyer snaps up prominent Cotswolds inn

An anonymous buyer has snapped up a prominent Cotswolds roadside inn.

Foston's Ash Inn, a Grade II listed property in Stroud, has been sold by commercial real estate specialists Colliers.

The historic building which features Cotswolds stone and has a pitched stone slate roof was built around 1800.

Run as an independent pub, bar, and restaurant with 80 covers, it also has a basement beer cellar, enclosed children's play area, and four new horse corrals. Owner's accommodation containing a two-bedroom flat, with a further one-bedroom flat on the upper floors was included in the sale.

The venue sits in the heart of Laurie Lee country - the writer who grew in Slad in Gloucestershire and wrote autobiographical trilogy Cider with Rosie, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, and A Moment of War.

It is popular with walkers exploring the Cotswold Commons and Beechwoods National Nature Reserve.

It was put on the market in 2018 at £450,000 for the freehold, with planning consent to extend the premises if required.

Peter Brunt from Colliers' Hotels Agency team, said: "Foston's Ash Inn is a quintessential Cotswolds establishment and has been well looked after by its previous owners.

"Located between Cheltenham, Gloucester and Stroud Foston's Ash is in an excellent location, in the heart of the AONB.

"We are pleased to have secured a new chapter for the inn and wish the buyer the best of luck with this new endeavour."

The sale price has not been disclosed.

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