Independent Shropshire brewery and pub, the Six Bells, in Bishops Castle, is under new ownership with plans to develop the site to include a new restaurant.
John and Mary Stradling bought the pub after securing investment from Central Finance that included a commercial mortgage to purchase the property, as well as a mix of regional loan funding and boat funding to develop the site and create nine new jobs.
John Stradling, commented: "Owning a pub has been a lifetime dream and The Six Bells was the perfect investment with a strong history and lots of potential.
"We currently distribute our beers to over 60 pubs and brew three standard beers and around 15 specials a year, but thanks to investment we are now looking to expand both our distribution network and our range of beers. Our goal is to increase ‘wet sales' by 50% by the end of our first year's trading and by 80%+ by the end of the second year.
"The new restaurant form part of a long-term aim to increase our dining turnover by 50%," he added.