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Swindon buyer for Wiltshire dining pub

04 December 2008 by

Vincent Hughes from Swindon is the new owner of the Shepherds Rest country inn and restaurant at Foxhill in North-east Wiltshire.

Located on the outskirts of the village of Upper Wansborough, the Shepherds Rest stands on a promontory overlooking the Upper Thames Valley plan and the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It lies at the junction of four roads on the Roman Ermin Way and is the only pub on the adjacent Ridgeway Path.

The detached property offers a lounge-bar with a 30-seat dining area, a 60-seat main restaurant and function room, a locals' bar, a dining terrace and beer garden, and four-bedroom owners' accommodation.

DMP Country Inns to local buyer Vincent Hughes from Swindon, family involved in licensed trade dad hotels and nightclubs build on reputation as destination dining pub
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New owner Hughes, whose father has operated hotels and nightclubs, plans to build on the Shepherds Rest's reputation as a destination dining pub.

The Bristol office of Christie + Co sold the leasehold (which is owned by Enterprise Inns) off a guide price of £95,000 on behalf of DMP Country Inns. Current annual rent is £37,500.

By Angela Frewin

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