Having been closed for a while, the Village Inn in Buriton, Petersfield, has been acquired by experienced operator, Chris Cooper of Jameson Cooper Ltd.
Richard Wood, business agent at Christie & Co’s Winchester office who handled the sale commented: "The Village Inn received a number of competitive bids before being finally sold in excess of the guide price. Sitting in such a prominent location in the village, I am sure the local community will be delighted to see their pub reopening again."
Cooper added: "After a long career in the hospitality industry having worked my way up the ranks with Whitbread, Gary Rhodes and Forte Hotels, I am very much looking forward to taking the reins at the Village Inn and developing a wonderful venue for the local community and visitors to the area to enjoy. My vision is to reopen the business as soon as possible, and for it to become known for its great food, drinks, accommodation quality and service.
"With chef-patron Heinrich Boreniok at the helm, we plan to develop a grill house-style of menu, featuring top-notch, dry-aged steaks, free-range poultry, prime orchard-fed pork and more."
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