The Coles family, which owns the Rumwell Manor hotel in the Somerset hamlet of Rumwell, have bought the pub opposite their hotel.
The food-led Rumwell Inn is the only pub in the hamlet and sits on the A38 road two miles from Taunton.
It comprises a pub bar and snug, a 64-seat restaurant, a beer garden, and five-bedroom owners' accommodation.
The Coles family has owned the 20-bedroom, three-star Georgian country house hotel across the road from the inn since 1991.
The Exeter office of Christie + Co sold the leasehold off a guide price of £159,500 on behalf of Jim and Julie White.
By Angela Frewin