The Prince Leopold Inn, a riverside country freehouse in West Wiltshire, has been sold to former Mitchells & Butlers pub managers.
New owner Nash Keshwala and family move from Houslow in Middlesex after managing M&B pubs in London.
The food-led Wiltshire freehouse sits on the banks of the River Wylye in the village of Upton Lovell, five miles down the A35 from Warminster.
It was built in 1887 as the village shop, post office and general store and named after royal patron the Duke of Albany, Queen Victoria's youngest son, who lived in nearby Boyton.
Among its many accolades, the destination venue was named Best Pub Caterer in the Booker Prize for Excellence 2005.
It offers six en-suite letting bedrooms, a main bar with a 60-seat dining area, a 70-seat restaurant, a self-contained owners' flat, a car park and a trade garden overlooking the river.
The business split is 60% food, 30% drinks, and 10% accommodation.
The Bristol office of Christie + Co sold the freehold off a guide price of £680,000 on behalf of Graham and Pamela Waldren-Bradley.
By Angela Frewin