Pubco snaps up popular George

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A Suffolk pub/restaurant, which was awarded Les Routiers Dining Pub of the Year 2003 for East Anglia, has changed hands. The George, in Cavendish,...

A Suffolk pub/restaurant, which was awarded Les Routiers Dining Pub of the Year 2003 for East Anglia, has changed hands.

The George, in Cavendish, was snapped up by London and Edinburgh Inns for an undisclosed sum off an asking price of £725,000 for the freehold.

The vendors were Jonathan and Charlotte Nicholson.

Bill Colquhoun, of Christie & Co's Ipswich office, said: "The George is located in an idyllic village green setting and draws its trade from an extensive catchment area."

He added that this had grown since the introduction of letting accommodation and the pub restaurant's growing reputation. "Scope remains to further expand the business with the extension of present trading hours since the George is currently closed on Sunday evenings and all day Monday."

He said the 15th-century property was a Grade II-listed two-storey building that had been refurbished inside and out.

"The three-section restaurant usually accommodates 56 covers, but this can be extended up to 70 plus during busy periods ­ and the bar and conservatory provides additional bar stool seating."

To the rear is a patio area, with outdoor heaters, which can provide additional seating for about 60 al-fresco diners. The owner's accommodation on the first floor has been converted into five letting rooms and office.

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