Warwickshire licensed operator Sue Hawkins has snapped up the Grade II-listed George hotel, bar and restaurant in the Cotswold market town of Shipston-on-Stour.
The four-storey former coaching inn with a Georgian façade is in the Market Square of the South Warwickshire town on the River Stour.
The ground floor holds the 34-seat restaurant and the main bar and pool area that provides real ales, live music, Sky Sports, a gallery for work by local artists and a venue for local groups such as the Rotary Club.
The Birmingham office of Christie + Co sold the freehold off a guide price of £895,000 on behalf of investment company Almosa, who had let the property to a tenant.
By Angela Frewin