Former Michelin-starred restaurant Overton Grange in Ludlow, Shropshire, has been taken off the market.
Owner Franck Choblet said he had decided to take the Grange, valued at £1.65m, off the market to use it as a base of operations after launching a number of new business ventures in the area.
Choblet said: "The Grange is now off the market and we intend to develop our portfolio instead."
Last month (13 October) Choblet reopened the Roebuck at Brimfield in Ludlow as a country-style dining pub after striking a keen deal for a lease of the closed site with owner Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries.
Choblet is also working with pub giant Punch Taverns to develop a group of branded food-led pubs in and around the surrounding region.
The as-yet unnamed chain will aim to offer good-quality food in an informal setting.
The first site, the Salway Arms, which is on the A49 between Hereford and Shrewsbury, is set for a £400,000 renovation.
By Chris Druce
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