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New owners for Devon village pub

16 November 2006
New owners for Devon village pub

Veronica Hobbs and Richard Estcourt from Avon have bought the Union Inn at Dolton in Mid-Devon off a guide price of £450,000.

They plan to convert the 17th century Grade II-listed inn into a food-led destination pub.

Set in the heart of the village, the Union Inn includes three en-suite bedrooms that are popular with anglers who fish at the nearby Stafford Moor fishery.

The ground floor incorporates two bar areas, a pool room with seating for 45, and a 38-seat restaurant.

The owner's accommodation includes three bedrooms, a family bathroom, a kitchen, a utility room, a dining room and a lounge.

The new owners plan to landscape the two walled gardens to the rear and install picnic-style benches that can seat up to 36 customers. The forecourt will be converted into a trade patio area with more benches.

Stonesmith of Exeter sold the freehold on behalf of Amanda Thomas

By Angela Frewin

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